The importance of decorations to any event is imperative. Ensuring your home is suitable for entertaining guests relies heavily on presentation. But how are your decorations? Do you have broken trinkets and aged holiday relics? Most of us do and try to make what we have either work or we scrap them all and head to the store to buy new ones. With the times we are currently living through, preservation is a carrying theme. If you properly preserve your decorations, it will cut your holiday costs; how much depends on how festive you like to be.
Are you storing with the intent of reuse or just trying to declutter with no afterthought of future use? Festive décor, depending on the size, may have one-time use initially but storing them properly affords you the opportunity to use them however many times the item's quality will permit.
Utilize storage bins or carts with individual compartments to ensure all your items are neatly tucked away until next year.
Categorize & Label
Storing your items by category is a huge step in staying organized which leads to better preservation of your decorations.
If you’re storing lights you’re going to want to store them in a cool place. Make sure to check the labels your items came in to see the best way to store them as well.
To support good quality, labeling storage containers as FRAGILE or GLASS will be constructive toward your preservation goals.
For wires and cables, keep them separate to minimize the opportunity for tangling and shortages.
Also, labeling will help with knowing exactly what you have to work with and will ultimately help you decide if you want to redo the same holiday theme or go out and buy new decorations.
Store your items properly and whether it’s the holiday season or not, the festivities will be supported by beautiful décor around your apartment at Hebron 121!