It is officially Fall! So, since the first day of Fall was on Sunday I thought it would be a good idea to do a post on packing away Summer decor. Packing away decorations can be a real pain but with these hacks and tips you will be done in a jiffy all without breaking a sweat!
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As you know I was on vacation this past week and I thought it would be cool to share the pictures I took and some neat knacks I picked up. This post will be going up this Friday at 8 a.m.
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- Put the Summer decorations farthest back in the attic because it will be another full calendar year before you need these.
- Go ahead and push some of the Halloween/Christmas decorations forward, so they are more accessible, you will be needing them in the next few months. I start decorating for Fall September 1st and then put my Halloween decor up on October 1st. Then on November 1st I start Thanksgiving and Christmas (because it is my favorite Holiday so why not start early)
- Store everything in clear containers so you can see what is inside. I also add labels to the tops of my containers, ex. “Summer lights, Summer tinsel, Summer Mats…..”
- Save the original packaging for your Summer decorations and you will be able to safely store them with more peace of mind, knowing that nothing will get broken.
- Clean all the decorations before you pack them away. Dirty decorations could attract bugs or other vermin, while damp objects are prone to mildew.
- Pack like with like. Store all the fragile items together, so you just have one box you know you have to be extra careful with. Storing all the plastic, fabric or paper items together will also help you make sure nothing gets smushed or ruined by a larger or heavier object. There is no “unless” moment for this. It’s tremendously disappointing when things break. I add packing peanuts in with the fragile decorations. Towels are also good to add to ensure no breakage.
- If you will be storing any Summer candles, make sure you keep them in a cool place. The attic may become too hot for the candles during the Winter with the heat on and cause the wax to melt. Unless of course those candles look even better when more melted.
- Roll clothes instead of folding them to avoid wrinkles or crease lines. You can also stick tissue paper in between clothes to help them hold their shape and decrease the possibility of wrinkles.
- If your children are going to grow out of their clothes before next year then donate them to a good will or the Salvation army.That way although your kids won’t be wearing them at least other kids can have clothes.
- If any of your Summer decorations contain batteries, remove the batteries before storing the decorations. Heat can cause the batteries to leak and ruin your decorations. Again, there is no “unless” for this one. Be smart. Be safe.
- When storing your decorations, this does not just apply to summer decor but all season, try wrapping in ceran wrap. Ceran wrap is a great protector and will defiantly help keep your fragile items safe 🙂
Thanks so much for reading todays post! I hope these tips will help you 🙂
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Have a great day everyone!