How to store your Halloween decorations?
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Halloween is a great event, which is a lot of fun for everyone involved. You get to create a costume and showcase it on one of the amazing parades in your city. And you get to decorate your house with various ornaments, as well. But then it’s over and you need a place to store your Halloween decorations. The easiest way is, of course, to rent a storage unit from Philadelphia movers and simply have the items there until you need them again. But you may want to organize them before you send them to storage. This article is going to go through the process of preparing your Halloween decorations for storage, as well as provide you with some useful tips.
How to store your Halloween decorations after the holidays?
Here is the list of things for your consideration:
- Store your Halloween decorations in plastic boxes
- Organize all decorations by room
- Clean everything before storing
- Use a color-coding system to label your boxes
- Throw away the old before you store your Halloween decorations
- Hire Zippy Shell and make it easy!
These were just steps, now let us continue to the real deal.
Store your Halloween decorations in plastic boxes
The first thing that you might want to incorporate is using plastic boxes instead of cardboard ones. Some of the decorations that you may have are simply not safe within cardboard. Plastic boxes, on the other hand, will do a much better job of preserving anything you put in them. Regardless of the fact whether you are using a regular storage unit or any of the portable storage units, having your belongings in plastic containers will be a lot safer. Especially if you are using anything organic for your decorations. Like, let’s say, pumpkins.
Organize all decorations by room
If you think that you are going to reuse these decorations (if you don’t, better throw them away instead of storing them), you may want to organize them a bit. The best way is to clump them together by room. All of the living decorations go into red boxes, that kind of thing. Then you can arrange your storage space accordingly. If you do so, then you are going to have a much easier time of it when the next Halloween comes. By spending some time to properly organize now, you will be saving a lot more of it down the road. That, and you will also not need to figure out what goes where all over again. Even if you plan on a completely different layout next time around, knowing where everything was the last time will be a great boon.
Clean everything before storing
Before you put any item into storage, make sure that it is as clean as possible. Not only will it save you the time of cleaning it later on, but it will also further protect your items for their stay in the storage unit. Dirt particles have a way of damaging your belongings, even if they are within a container. Don’t allow them to, make sure that your decorations are spotless before packing them inside a box. Things can get ruined in a storage unit, after all. You don’t really want to open a box a year from now and see that you have to buy new decorations. You can also invest in some protection solutions, to spray over your items after cleaning them. It all depends on the item’s value, though. If it is more expensive to protect them than it is to buy new ones, what’s the point?
Use a color-coding system to label your boxes before you store your Halloween decorations
Sometimes you will need only a few of the things at any given time. In order to easily find what is where try using a color-coding system for your decoration boxes. Simply splash a bit of color on the box, which will tell you at a glance what it contains. Or you can learn to label your moving boxes like a pro. Yellow for pumpkin decorations, black for scary stuff, that sort of thing. Of course, it is up to you to figure out the system that will be easiest to remember. But memory inevitably fades with time so you might want to create a “legend” sheet, as well. Simply write down what each color contains, slap it somewhere within the storage unit, and you’re all set!
Throw away the old ones
Storing every single decorative item might be a bit of an overkill. The fact of the matter is that there are always items that have “served their purpose” and are better off in the trash can than in a storage unit. Try to identify these items before you start packing and preparing. If you don’t, you may spend considerable time and effort on items that you are going to throw away later, anyway. Of course, if you are on the fence about keeping the decoration or throwing it away, it is best to keep it lest you regret it later on. You might also save a bit on the storage unit itself, as you will be able to choose a smaller one. Throwing away unnecessary items saves you time, money, and energy, what’s not to like?
Hire Zippy Shell and make it easy!
You can pack and store your belongings on your own, or you can hire professionals to do all of that for you. In case you have a lot of decorations and really can’t go through the effort of preparing them for storage, contact Zippy Shell and they will take care of it! We offer a large variety of storage units, as well as all accompanying moving services. If you want to have it a lot easier, we offer a solution. Or, if all that you need is a bit of advice, we offer that free of charge too! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us and we will provide you with an easy solution. All in all, store your decorations wisely and have a happy Halloween. May your decorations outshine all others!