A Guide to Packing and Preserving Your Holiday Decorations


Packing Holiday Decorations With the Movers at NCMSS

As the holiday season comes to an end, it’s time to bid farewell to the festive décor that brought warmth and cheer to your home. Packing away your holiday decorations may seem like a daunting task, but with a bit of organization and care, you can ensure that they’ll be ready to spread joy again next year. The NCMSS team is here to guide you through the process, making the task of packing holiday decorations a breeze.


1. Declutter and Sort:
Before diving into the packing process, take a moment to declutter and assess your holiday decorations. Donate or discard items you no longer use or need. Once you’ve streamlined your collection, sort decorations by type – lights, ornaments, garlands, and so on – to make packing more efficient.

2. Use the Right Containers:
Invest in durable, clear plastic containers designed for holiday decoration storage. These containers provide protection against moisture and dust while allowing you to easily see the contents. Consider using dividers or compartments within the containers to keep ornaments and delicate items separated and secure.

3. Wrap Fragile Items:
Fragile ornaments and décor items require extra care. Wrap delicate glass ornaments individually in tissue paper or bubble wrap to prevent breakage. Use egg cartons to store smaller ornaments or items with intricate details. For larger items like figurines, wrap them in bubble wrap or soft, cushioning materials to prevent scratches or damage.

4. Label Clearly:
Labeling is key to a stress-free decorating experience next year. Clearly mark each container with its contents and the room it belongs to. This will save you time when unpacking and help you locate specific items without having to open every box.

5. Secure Lights Properly:
Avoid the frustration of tangled lights by winding them around a piece of cardboard or using specialized light storage reels. Ensure that each strand is secured to prevent damage during transit. Label the container with the type or color of lights to make decorating a breeze next year.

6. Store Artificial Trees Carefully:
If you have an artificial Christmas tree, disassemble it carefully and use a tree storage bag or box to keep it protected and dust-free. This will preserve the tree’s shape and make setup easier in the following year.


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With these tips and a bit of thoughtful planning, packing away your holiday decorations can be a straightforward and organized process. If you’re in need of additional storage solutions or assistance with your move, the NCMSS team is ready to lend a helping hand. Wishing you a smooth transition into the new year!