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Seasons of Storage: What to Look for When Pulling Christmas Decorations From Storage

What to Look for When Pulling Christmas Decorations From Storage

‘Tis the season where it’s time to pull out things like your:

  • Christmas tree
  • Ornaments
  • Wrapping paper
  • Figurines
  • Wreaths and garland

As well as other holiday decorations from your self-storage unit.

Even though you put them away with care and caution after last Christmas, there comes a time where your holiday decor is old, worn out and needs to be replaced.

In this latest installment of the 10 Mini Storage “Seasons of Storage” series, we’ll look at signs that can tell you it’s time to upgrade your Christmas decorations.

Tree needlesArtificial tree

It’s tough to replace an artificial tree if you’ve had it in your family for years.

However there are telltale signs which indicate that it may be time for a new tree:

  • Too many burnt out lights: A few dim bulbs in your tree are okay, but it’s nearly impossible to replace embedded lights on an artificial tree if too many are burnt out. Replacing the tree is more cost-effective (and easier to do) than trying to take out old lights and insert new ones.
  • Sheds its needles too easily: If every time you move your tree inside your storage unit, a bunch of needles fall to the ground, it’s a sign that your tree is at the end of its life. It simply too frail to hold decorations and ornaments on it without spilling needles everywhere.
  • It’s warped: Trying to straighten a tilted tree is tough. And there’s no guarantee that it’ll stay upright and not tip over. A warped tree is both a safety hazard and an eyesore. So it’s best if you simply replace it with a new artificial tree.

Broken ornamentTree ornaments

Certain special ornaments are irreplaceable. Make sure you keep those special keepsakes as safe and secure as possible.

For other, generic ornaments, it’s inevitable that some will fall and break. As for the rest, here’s what to look for when it comes to replacing them:

  • Cracks or scratches
  • Dents
  • Missing hooks or hangars
  • Discolouration
  • Chipped paint
  • Missing pieces

The great thing about Christmas ornaments is that, every year, you can head to your local holiday decor store and purchase fresh and new ones to hang on your tree.

And those new ornaments will hang beside the treasured ones that have a special place in your heart.

Christmas dolls

Many people like to place Christmas dolls throughout the house.

However when you take them out of your storage boxes, it may be time to discard them.

If you have a mechanical doll which no longer moves or plays music when you plug it in, then you may want to consider getting rid of it.

After all, what’s the point of having a moving doll which doesn’t move?

Other things to look for include:

  • Torn or ripped clothes
  • Cracks or chips
  • Missing hair
  • Broken pieces (like candles or candy canes)

Damaged dolls don’t look good and they can pose a hazard to young children or pets who want to touch and play with them.

So it’s best to get rid of broken Christmas dolls instead of trying to make them work within your decor.

We’ll keep your Christmas decorations safe all year long

If you just pulled out your holiday decorations, you aren’t thinking about putting them away.

But at some point, you’ll need to store them for the year.

Many people in Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Georgetown store their Christmas items with us because we have the facilities and space to ensure they’re kept safe.

Plus it helps free up valuable space in the home too.

Contact us to learn more about our storage units.

We’ll make certain we have a unit ready for you to store your Christmas decorations once the holidays are over.

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