Storage for Holiday Decorations

Christmas elf dressed in red and white standing on tiptoes next to tree and holiday gifts

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Maxwell Self Storage offers self storage solutions for Christmas decorations and other holiday ornaments and trimmings.

We’re located in Montgomery, Alabama next to Maxwell Air Force Base.

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Have You Been Naughty or Nice?

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Don’t worry… it’s none of our business!

Maxwell Self Storage is still here to help no matter how good (or bad) your behavior. 🙂

Seasonal Storage

When December is over and the holiday season is done, it’s time to take down all of the decorations you’ve enjoyed for the past month or so.

For some, this means it’s time to deal with the attic. Getting up in the attic to stash those boxes for another year isn’t always fun.

Seasonal Storage Discount

For a limited time, Maxwell Self Storage is offering a *Special* Seasonal Storage Discount!

Self Storage to the Rescue!

Fortunately, you don’t have to put your holiday décor in the attic. You can also use a self-storage unit!

Here are a few tips for storing your holiday decorations so that they don’t get broken.

Packing Christmas Ornaments

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Ornaments are especially delicate and can be challenging to store and protect.

Maxwell Self Storage understands you may have a sizable financial investment in your collection of ornaments.

For others, they’re more than just “trinkets.” They’re sentimental, irreplaceable treasures!

Here’s some helpful advice when it’s time to pack them away for the next year:

  • You can shred tissue paper and used wrapping paper to create filler for your ornaments, giving them a soft, protective cushion.
  • Always put the most fragile ornaments on top of others when boxing them up.
  • You can store small ornaments in old egg cartons.
  • If you have a wine box with partitions in it, it’s perfect for storing ornaments. Wrap each ornament separately, then stack several wrapped ornaments in each slot.
  • You can use a shoe box or shirt box to save hangers, hooks, ribbon, cord, and other items that you use to hang your décor.
  • If you have ornaments that were based on food, such as those that kids often make at school, be sure you put each one in its own plastic bag. This will keep the humidity out. Put them in an empty tin or locking storage box so animals can’t get at them.

Storing Garlands & Wreaths

Ladies at SAC's Gallery showing off their handiwork at a wreath making class

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Many people enjoy building their own wreaths and garlands from scratch.

It requires a lot of time, effort, and talent!

Here are some steps you can take to protect your handiwork:

  • You can place long, bulky garland in a plastic box for storage.
  • Most garland can be pushed down and stored in one large box, then fluffed out next season.
  • Put a colored bit of ribbon or twist tie at the center of the garland so you can easily tell where it will be next year.
  • You can also use masking tape or other indicators to mark where you hang each part of the garland each year. That way, you’ll know exactly which part of the garland goes on which hanger when you’re putting it up. There won’t be any need to keep adjusting it until it’s even.

Christmas Light Storage

Outdoor Christmas light scene depicting reindeer

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Most people would agree Christmas lights are the most spectacular decoration of all.

They’re also a BIG hassle when it’s time to store them away!

Here are some tips to make the process easier:

  • Don’t coil your holiday lights up – that only leads to a tangled mess!
  • Instead, wrap them up around an empty paper towel tube and tape off the ends.
  • Put the extra fuses and bulbs that come with each string of lights in a plastic bag and put it down inside the paper tube.

Following these tips will simplify the routine of packing, storing, and protecting your holiday decorations AND make them MUCH easier to identify, access, and unpack NEXT season!

Merry Christmas from Maxwell Self Storage!

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We’re hoping your Christmas was MERRY and your holidays were HAPPY!

For all your seasonal self-storage needs, please contact Maxwell Self Storage.

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Footnotes

Image Credits:

¹ “Christmas elf dressed in red and white standing on tiptoes next to tree and holiday gifts,” under CC0 Creative Commons license via Pixabay »
² “Santa Claus peering over his eyeglasses with an inquisitive expression,” under CC0 Creative Commons license via Pixabay »
³ “A variety of ornaments hanging on a Christmas tree,” under CC0 Creative Commons license via Pixabay »
“Ladies showing off their handiwork at a wreath making workshop,” courtesy of SAC’s Gallery, a non-profit art organization in Montgomery, Alabama.
“Outdoor Christmas light scene depicting reindeer,” under CC0 Creative Commons license via Pixabay »
“Illustration of Santa’s boots and hat under falling snowflakes,” under CC0 Creative Commons license via Pixabay »

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