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Once the holiday season has come and gone, it’s time to store away your holiday garland. Here is how to store your garland nicely!
What kind of person are you?
- Sad when you put your Christmas decor away?
- Glad to make the space and start fresh?
I have to admit – I’m usually #2! As much as I love my Christmas decor, I truly do love clearing it out and starting fresh! It just makes it feel a little less messy/busy.
The time has come…and it’s time to put my Christmas garland away. I look forward to putting it out every year, and then I’m strangely excited to put it away at the end of the holiday season!
I have a lot of garland that I decorate my house with for Christmas, both inside and out. Just the outside of our house has 18 strands of 6′ lighted garland! Yikes! I sure do have a lot!
But don’t worry, with the Christmas decor coming down, you now have the opportunity to start with a whole new fresh theme to decorate with! I definite went minimalistic with my January mantle decor and it just feels so nice to have a little more “freed up space!”
But how are you to store away all these swag of garland each year in between the holidays?
Saying bye-bye to my lighted garland until next year!
How To Store Holiday Garland
- Remove all added ornaments, bows, ribbons, bells, etc
- Lay flat (or hang tall) and fold in half
- Gently lay each stem in the same direction
- Layer in a large Sterilite bin. I use this one because it is 3′ long and fits the garland perfectly! I can fit 20 strands of 6′ garland in this bin.
By placing your garland in a Sterilite bin, you are keeping it safe from any critters and moisture. It also helps preserve the garland’s shape longer – believe me, I definitely can attest to this after our house was struck by lightning and caught fire. All of my attic stuff was a total loss…but many of the items in my Sterilite bins was able to be salvaged!