During the holiday, it’s such a pleasant feeling to bask in the warm glow of fairy lights and christmas lights, the warm scent of cinnamon and nutmeg in the air, and the lovely roast you can share with people you love. The holidays might be the best event to bring out the best in your home and even invest in proper equipment to make the season thrive in every room of your house. While it’s a beautiful event and memorable holiday, you can’t deny that cleaning up after takes a lot of mental strength – and stamina as well!
The first thing you probably can think of when taking the designs down is just to shove it inside one big box and hopefully just manage it soon. Lights end up being tangled with each other and eventually you get lazy in fixing the problem and just decide to leave it be. All the ornaments would be put in the same box without care and might even smash some of the glass balls. However, you can finally change that with these easy tips:
Making clean up stress-free with these easy steps:
- Reuse compartmentalised boxes. If you have a dozen or more tree decors, you might find it hard to put them away – plus some of these might be made of glass or delicate plastics that might shatter under stress. You can make use of a container with compartments to keep these glass decors snug and safe. You can also put shredded paper in each corners of one compartment to keep the decor snug and safe. It’s also an easy way to keep track of your decors.
- Garden wire. You can organise your wirings and Christmas lights properly with these wires to keep them from tangling. It’s easier to pick them up and unravel them without the stress of pulling lights mixed with other lights. Make sure that the box they will be stored in is filled with shredded paper and styrofoam. They may have durable wires and bulbs, but since you’re stacking them together, it means there will be stress and strain for the container – so it’s safe to make them snug and the entire container densely packed.
- Properly keeping your artificial tree. Some plastic trees can be pulled apart by branch and layers – meaning you can simply store your tree in its original packaging without worry. However, sometimes dust gets in, especially if your box is worn out and sloppy on the sides. You can wrap it with a garbage bag or tape the corners with duct tape – it will make the container extra tough and durable from the stress and dust.
- Labelling your boxes. If you have trouble remembering where you store your stuff and what is in the box, then listing the items inside would definitely help. You can write it down on a sticker paper and make sure that it can be seen easily. Write in bold and large fonts in order to know what is in there right away. You don’t want to open each box just to find your items – it’s a waste of time!