If you’re an avid fan of bright festive home decorations, you’d know how crazy the preparations can get. And while it’s fun to spruce up your spaces during the most wonderful time of the year, storage of your Christmas tree and decorations post-holiday season can be a bit of a hassle, especially if your tree is taller than you can reach. Luckily, there are fun and creative ways to store them in your home. Check out this list:
Horizontal or vertical storage
There are different types and sizes of a Christmas tree and you can freely choose whether you want to store it in a horizontal or vertical storage position. Horizontal storage is the default option for homeowners who have a Christmas tree that is easy to disassemble but if possible, storing vertically can save a lot of floor space. Just make sure you put it in a space that is safe and won’t tip over especially if you are living with kids or persons with disability. Allocate a separate corner and place it in a tree stand for added stability.
Special Christmas tree box or bag
You may have spent many years storing your Christmas tree in the same box it came in. Those cardboard boxes bring moisture inside and might even attract pests and insects into your tree. The trick is for you to invest in good quality and sturdy Christmas tree box to make sure that it can be stored properly. By doing this, you are not only able to preserve the look and feel of the tree but you also get to avoid bad smells and nesting rodents in your tree next Christmas season.
Wrap it up
The go-to process of storing a Christmas tree is just folding it up, sliding it inside the storage box, and you’re done. On a regular basis, that should be enough to protect your tree. However, if you want to up your self-storage game and ensure that your tree is as properly sealed and secured as it should be, make sure you wrap it using plastic as a second layer of moisture protection. This does not only prevent pests from nesting in the branches but also secures unruly branches to the trunk. Pro-tip: make sure you put adhesive bandages in the branches to keep out moisture in possibly damp places, like basements.
Assemble or disassembled
Generally, Christmas trees are grouped and tied into sections so you can effortlessly slide them into separate plastic bags or boxes. This way, it would be easier for you to assemble and disassemble the tree every Christmas. To save time in your next set-up, make sure that you label everything according to its arrangement so you won’t get lost in the process. Get creative and use colourful Christmas stickers to set the mood!
Christmas tree on wheels
Aside from it being a huge Christmas decor at home, a Christmas tree’s weight can also be a setback when setting it up in the middle of the holiday rush. One of our recommendations is to invest in a rolling tree stand so that you can easily move it around the house wherever you want to place it and just slide it back to the basement once the holiday season is over. Not only are you able to save your physical energy by moving it around the house but you also save a lot of time in the process.
For your self-storage needs, feel free to contact us at The Box.