How to Store Holiday Decorations in a Storage Unit

July 1, 2024

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: How to Store Holiday Decorations in a Storage Unit

Holidays come and go, but your decorations stay with you. However, when the party is over, what do you do with them? Throwing them away or selling them is a waste of time and money when you can choose to put them in a storage unit for next year instead. However, if you have a bunch of holiday decorations–and who doesn’t–it might be time to store them and swap them out with items for the upcoming holiday to save room.

However, how will you organize your holiday decorations when the time comes for you to put them in your storage unit? We’ve got you covered. Read on below to learn some of the best ways to store your holiday decorations in self storage.

Measure Your Storage Unit Beforehand

It’s important to get the lay of the land before you jump in. The first thing you need to do is visit and get a rough estimate of how large the storage unit will be. That way, you’ll be able to organize things properly, and won’t run out of space when you need it most. You’ll know exactly how much room you’re working with, and how much you can store. You can easily use our Storage Calculator if you need help calculating the space you require.

Store Your Items in Clear Bins

Clear bins are superior to your average cardboard box. The cardboard is flimsy, and it isn’t water resistant. For instance, if you get a mold problem, the fungus will eventually eat through your boxes and your clothes along with anything else you have stored. On the other hand, clear bins are heavy-duty and durable enough to last the test of time.
Clear bins are also useful in that you can know exactly where everything is at a glance. If you rarely visit your unit this is a lifesaver, since you’ll likely forget what box holds what object. Additionally, it saves time. You won’t need to rummage through various boxes for hours to find the right decoration–you can find it just by looking right through it!

Use Vacuum-Sealed Bags

So you have your clear bins. Next, you’ll need to vacuum seal your clothes and other temperature-sensitive items so that you can preserve them. Vacuum-sealed bags are often used in storage to combat mold, moisture, and humidity. It’ll also preserve the color of your clothes and protect against dust. Luckily many storage units take pest prevention measures and have insurance since accidents happen.

Choose Labels

Even with storage bins and vacuum-sealed bags, you can take another precaution: make sure you label things appropriately. Choose colorful labels. You can label them by holiday or the room they’ll be in. We suggest a big, colorful marker for writing your labels, along with neon material for the label itself, so that it’s easy to tell what it is in the dark. The labels don’t have to be anything fancy, but they do need to be clear with big lettering.

Are you interested in choosing the right storage unit for you? Work with us at Big Guy Storage! We’ll take care of all of your storage needs! Contact us today.