How to keep your festive treasures tidy to save time, space and stress this Christmas
This year we’ve been making the most of Hull’s year as UK City of Culture. With all of the incredible installations, events and exhibitions that have been on offer you may have been inspired to flex your party hosting and decorating skills this Christmas to sprinkle some Hull 2017 glitter on the festivities.
Whilst you may be planning a Christmas celebration with a bang, it’s also a time of year that is steeped in tradition and memories – both making new ones with family and friends and reminiscing about Christmases past.
Despite the fact that most of us only have them on display for a few short weeks of the year, Christmas decorations can hold some of our most treasured memories, reminding us of our childhoods or when our own children were young. Many of us have decorations that have been passed on to us through the generations from our parents, grandparents, or even further back. The last thing we want is for delicate, precious decorations to get damaged or broken and the best way to avoid that fate is to take care when packing them away again.
Not to blow our own party horn, but we’re quite good at storing things safely, so here are some handy tips to keep your treasured decorations safe:
Storage boxes – This may be an obvious one, but good, sturdy boxes are your starting point. Make sure they’re a decent size so that you can fit everything in a couple of boxes, but not so big you can’t fit them through your loft hatch (we sell strong boxes, pop and see us if need any).
Labels – A thorough list of contents for each box will make sure you can lay your hands on exactly what you’re looking for.
Bubble wrap and tissue paper – Save these up through the year, or from the packing on your Christmas gifts, for wrapping individual baubles and decorations.
Cardboard tubes – If you get anything packed in a cardboard tube (such as a bottle of whisky or poster), don’t throw it away, they’re perfect for putting wrapped up baubles in.
Pack it tight – It may sound counter-intuitive, but you don’t want things to shift in your boxes and smash. Pack the boxes so items are snug so things can’t move too much.
Zip-lock bags – You’ll never get strings of fairy lights back in their boxes, so don’t try. Carefully coil up each set and put it in its own zip-lock bag so you can see the contents.
If you don’t have space in your loft, struggle to get them up and down on a ladder or could just use the space for more regular storage, consider putting your carefully packed boxes full of memories into one of our storage units. Safe and secure with no ladders to negotiate!
With 50% off your storage for up to 8 weeks, you can be reassured that your Christmas memories are safe, without taking up much-needed space in your home.
Whether it’s short or long-term self-storage you need, our two state-of-the-art storage facilities in Hull and Beverley offer convenient and safe solutions tailored to your individual needs.
We’ve made storing your items simple and easy. With free 24-hour access, we’re unique in that every single room at Store More is individually alarmed and can only be accessed by inputting your unique pin code. We also sell strong dedicated storage boxes so you can be even more organised.
A family-run, SSA approved business, we will match any cheaper quote and we’re offering your first eight weeks storage half-price. Pop in to have a look around, drop us an email or give us a call.