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How To Safely Pack and Store Christmas Ornaments


Storage tips that keep ornaments secure, organized, and intact till the next Christmas season.


After bringing home the perfect Christmas tree, retrieving boxes of decorations from the self storage unit, and starting up the perfect Christmas decorating soundtrack, the last thing you want to see when opening the box of ornaments is shattered glass. Nothing brings the holiday spirit to a screeching halt like poorly packed damaged ornaments and having to throw away the remnants. Here is a helpful list of packing supplies and techniques to ensure that after the holidays are done and ornaments are placed back in storage, they will be intact and organized, ready for next Christmas.

1. Whenever new ornaments are purchased keep the original packaging. Often ornaments are sold in containers that have individual spaces for each ornament. It’s a cheap, easy way to keep them safe.

2. When opening gifts on Christmas morning, keep the wrapping paper and tissue to use for wrapping and cushioning ornaments when packing them back into storage boxes.

3. Instead of throwing away empty egg cartons, use them to pack the smallest fragile ornaments. Once full, the cartons can be closed and stacked inside larger boxes being put into storage.
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