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Jan 15, 2016

Putting away the holidays

If you’re like most people, you’re spending one of your weekends in January putting away the holiday decorations. Instead of tossing them all into a box, take the time this year to organize them. This small effort will keep them safe and make decorating next year so much easier.

Group Items into Categories

Dividing items into categories helps the task of packing up go more quickly. Create piles for outdoor decorations, tree ornaments, decorative items, linens, indoor decorations, and wrappings.

Use Storage Boxes

Purchase divided boxes for your fragile ornaments, roll lights onto a spool, store wreaths and artificial trees in appropriately-sized zippered storage carriers. Cinch trees with an old belt or two and label the sections as you remove them for easy re-assembly next year. Corral gift wrap in a convenient caddy.

Dedicate and Label Storage Space

Dedicate a spot in your garage, attic or basement and label boxes as you put them away. Pack the heavy items on the bottom. Hang items from hooks, and use covered bins to keep away bugs and dust and prevent fading. Make a list of anything you need to replace next year and put that in the box marked “open first.”

Give Away or Throw Away

If items are damaged, faded or out of favor, set them aside to give away. This might be a good time to go through all of your holiday decorations and those items you cleared away to make room for them. You might like the new empty spaces once they’ve been cleared.

Simply stack your unwanted items and give 123JUNK a call. We’ll safely remove any items from your property and donate, recycle or dispose of them as needed. All you have to do is point the way.

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