Don’t worry. We’re not trying to power through Thanksgiving and treat it as a road bump instead of a stopping point during this holiday season. Today’s blog is more to get you thinking and planning for holiday storage and not quite executing it yet. Holiday storage can be quite complicated and expensive if you don’t put a little planning into it first. Whether you use a seasonal storage unit from a facility or keep your things in your attic or garage, today’s blog is for you.
First, start saving things that can be upcycled and used for holiday storage containers. One major item that I save during this time of year would have to be cardboard rolls. You know, the ones that come from paper towels or things of wrapping paper. These are PERFECT for wrapping lights around. They are also good for protecting delicate ornaments. Also, start saving big boxes. Toys, bulk foods, and so much more comes in GIANT boxes this time of year. Instead of recycling, UPcycle them into a holiday storage container as long as they are in good condition. Also, hang on to tissue paper. This makes for a great alternative to purchasing packing paper.
Also, start glancing at what your current containers and organizers look like. If your boxes are cracked or if you have things just slung all over the place, keep an eye out for deals and coupons on organizing materials. Even though this isn’t exactly prime time for buying home organizing items, this IS the time for coupons and you can probably pick up some good pieces at a cheap price.
Lastly, as you begin pulling decorations out of holiday storage, start pitching things that are broken and donating items you don’t want. If there are decorations that you haven’t put up in years, give them away. If you notice that a box is on its last leg, throw it in recycling. Having a clutter-free holiday storage area will help to make it a more user friendly area and should help to better protect your things.
The holidays can be expensive and chaotic. Start planning your holiday storage and start gathering materials now. Reusing things you already have is a great way to save money and save the planet. Getting rid of things that you no longer need helps to create a more workable space and an area safer for harboring your treasured items.