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The Tidy Life
January 2, 2014
Store holiday lights neatly coiled to keep them from being tangled. There are many great DIY solutions for storing holiday lights for example: wrap the lights around the outside of a coffee can or wrapping paper tube. You can make your own light storage reel out of cardboard. Cut out grooves along the top and sides of the cardboard. Wedge the beginning part of the lights in one of the slots and then start winding the lights around. For extra protection for the lights, wrap the light reel in tissue.
Storing ornaments can be a challenge, because ornaments can come in all shapes and sizes. Most ornaments hold special places in our hearts as they were homemade by family members or are heirlooms. Therefore, the ornaments have to have special treatment when it is time to put them in storage. There are specially made boxes that you can buy to store ornaments that you can find at your local home craft stores. Or you can be creative and use DIY solutions such as using a cardboard egg crate to store smaller ornaments. If possible, keep the boxes for larger or oddly shaped ornaments. If you don’t have the boxes, then carefully wrap the ornaments in tissue paper.
Christmas tree can take up a lot of space when you put it back in storage. If possible, try to store the tree in the original box. If that isn’t possible, take the tree apart and put the different branches in plastic bins for easy storage. There are also Christmas tree bag storage solutions that you can purchase. Some of these come on rollers, so you can easily transport the tree to its storage spot. A great tip to save time when putting the tree up at the beginning of the holiday season is to store the tree partially or even fully assembled, even with lights. This would require a larger amount of storage space, but it is worth the time and the battle of trying to put the tree together.
Place the wreath in the original box whenever possible and store it horizontally on a shelf. If you don’t have the original box, then place a bag over the wreath and hang it in a closet or behind a door. You can also use a garment bag to store your wreaths or larger holiday decorations. Do not store bags of wreaths on top of one another, as the wreaths could get damaged.
For convenience, keep everything that you need for wrapping together in a central spot. This would include: wrapping paper, bows, ribbons, scissors and tape. There are great storage products from plastic storage bins and boxes to hanging gift bag organizers that you can find at your local home store. Choose the one that best fits your storage space. There are many great DIY storage solutions for wrapping paper on Pinterest, too! (Link to: https://www.pinterest.com ). Store ribbons in small slats or holes, so you can easily find the ends of the ribbon.
Store candles flat, out of direct light and in a fairly cool area. Sunlight can make the candles warp and lose their color. A great place to store your candles is actually under a kitchen or bathroom sink. Wrap candles in cellophane to keep them from melting together.
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Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.
How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.
Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.
Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.
What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.
Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.
Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.