Christmas and the New Year have come and gone. Now it’s time to store your holiday decorations! Here are some great ways to store your Christmas tree and ornaments to start the new year right.
Storing Your Ornaments
Various holiday ornaments are made of different materials, so clean each of them appropriately. To clean baubles, dry-dust them instead of using water or detergent, which can remove paint. Take heirloom ornaments made of fabric, like crochet and velvet, to a professional for treatment. Use a gel-based glass cleaner to remove stubborn dirt and grime from some glossy ornaments. When in doubt, use a nice soft cloth to safely clean your décor items.
Place in Storage Boxes
Now that your tree ornaments are clean and shiny, it’s time to keep them in storage containers. There are different ways to store your decorations, depending on their size and shape.
One favorite DIY option is using an egg carton. Because of its built-in compartments, egg cartons are perfect for small pieces that you can easily lose track of in a box full of ornaments. For pieces that are old and delicate, line each section of the egg carton with cotton or tissue for padding.