So it’s time to take down Christmas and put the exterior and interior decorations away.
As for the exterior decorations, there are some companies that will offer to put the decorations up and take them down. If you contract for them to do both you may get a discount. If the company you are using doesn’t advertise to do so, ask. They may not have thought of offering the service. You boost there business and you don’t have to deal with the hassle.
Indoor decorations can be taken down and tidied up with the following suggestions.
1. Ornaments: Pack delicate and family heirlooms in acid free tissue paper (available at craft stores), paper towels, large paper napkins or small bubble wrap. For those extra special ornaments consider plastic, acrylic or card board boxes (available at craft stores). In the winter season stores like Costco and Sam’s Club offer apples in clear plastic trays. Save them and store ornaments in the perfect apple size impressions and ornament size containers.
2. Strands of garland and tinsel: Save the clear plastic zip bags that comforters, pillows, sheet sets and pillow cases come in. Depending on the quantity, large zip lock bags and space bags do the trick too. The contents become perfectly packed when all the air is vacuumed out. They are great for these flexible decorations. A super way to take the stress off of the activity is to invite friends and family over for a party and celebrate the end of the season. You will be surprised how people are willing to lend a helping hand if you provide a yummy meal and great conversation. Tell stories about your holiday season, share pictures and ask everyone about their new year’s resolutions. The time will be merry and the task quicker to get done. When all the decorations are down, put them in clear plastic storage containers in a safe, weather proof attic, basement, garage, under the stairs or in your storage unit. Make certain to keep them all together so you don’t have to go scurrying around looking for all the bits and pieces.
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