Storing Holiday Decorations
Simple planning and packing tricks to wisely store lights, ornaments, and more.
Year-to-Year StrategiesProblem: You end up tossing loads of wrapping paper and other packaging materials.
Solution: Instead of throwing away used gift wrap and tissue paper, run it through a paper shredder and use the fluffy strips as packing filler when you're putting away your decorations, suggests Sandy Stuckey, a former director of special events and entertainment at Gaylord Opryland, in Nashville.
Problem: You've finally perfected your decorating scheme, and you don't want to forget it.
Solution: Label each string of lights, segment of garland, or ball of mistletoe with a marker and masking tape as you take it down so you'll always know which item to hang in the entryway and which is just the right size for the mantel.
Next: Packing It Up Like a Pro
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