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How to pack holiday decorations for moving and storage


It’s that time of the year that a lot of people wait for and enjoy. Christmas and New Year’s Eve are special. Of course, with holidays come decorations. If you’re planning to move during this period, you should prepare for it thoroughly.  It can be tricky because ornaments break easily. That is why you need to be careful when packing them. The best and most secure option is to hire movers to help you get everything done swiftly and with care. They have the necessary experience with packing various items, including Christmas lights and decorations. Moving and storage Brooklyn professionals offer different services that many say are the best in the business. Reviews online say that with them, you can pack and relocate everything that you have in your house.

Untangle, wrap and pack lights

Untangling Christmas lights takes a lot of energy and time. They can tangle really badly and get damaged which can later cause a safety hazard. If you have lights that are tangled, make sure to approach them with care and patience, it’s the only way you’ll successfully untangle them and not lose your mind in the process. We know how frustrating it can be to do this. A lot of people just rip them apart in the end and buy new ones. After you untangle them, the best option is to take another object and try wrapping them around it. Use a piece of cardboard or a book for this, but not anything too valuable. This way they won’t tangle! If you need cardboard boxes, you can rely on your movers to provide you with moving boxes Brooklyn has.

Decorative lights
This kind of light can make your home beautiful!

Use a wreath storage box when you pack holiday decorations for moving

To avoid damaging your wreath, purchasing a wreath storage container is a good thing. You can easily find them on Amazon, Walmart, and other online stores. They are usually made of plastic or some other durable material. You can easily get them and they are cheap and can save you from ruining your wreath during transport. If you’re planning on storing your wreath in a storage unit, make sure to purchase a box that’s waterproof to ensure it stays intact.

Packing holiday decorations for moving

Decorating a Christmas tree is one of the great fun activities that the holiday season entails. Ornaments are beautiful, but also often fragile and expensive. The last thing you want is to damage them while moving. While more durable, trees can also be tough to relocate because of their size. Also, depending on whether they’re real or artificial, you’ll have to use different techniques. The ones that are made out of artificial materials are usually disassembled. If they have their box, that is a good thing, and you should always keep it. If you don’t have a box, we suggest you buy one and pack the tree inside. Parts that are disassembled can easily be lost, so organize them well. As you can see, you don’t need a lot of equipment to pack holiday decorations for moving. If you rely on the right moving services Brooklyn, you can let movers do the packing for you!

Christmas tree
It can be easy to pack holiday decorations for moving that you put on Christmas tree if you follow the right advice.

Holiday paper decor in a plastic bag

We recommend putting all your decor paper inside a bag if you want to prevent damaging them. If preventing wrinkles is a priority, you need to put them inside a waterproof container before packing them. The last thing you want is water damage. If they get in a contact with water, they will get destroyed. There is always a possibility to buy a new one, but some decors are unique and can’t be found again. Luckily, it is simple to protect them! If you ever get in a situation where you don’t have enough space to put all your things, you can use our storage Brooklyn residents trust to keep them for the time being.

Tree decorations

People sometimes make mistakes when they want to pack holiday decorations for moving. Things that we put on a tree are the things that we break or lose the most. We are talking about glass or plastic Christmas tree decorations or ornaments. Even when they are made of plastic, that plastic is usually thin and breakable. Since glass can cut you if it breaks, be careful. While tree decorations usually come in a box, we often lose those. Luckily, you can find different packing materials that’ll work great no matter how delicate and fragile your ornaments are. It’s important to remember to use foam or bubble cushioning when packing. Even packing paper can do the trick. But you always want to avoid empty space between the ornaments. Foam is excellent for that!

How to pack yard decor?

Additional decorations such as snowmen and bigger figurines can seem very difficult to pack. Especially if they’re too big and heavy. Here are some ways of packing this kind of decore without hassle:

  • Disassemble the big stuff from your yard – it is easier to carry and harder to break if they are disassembled
  • Use packing foam for boxes if they are from glass
  • Use cardboard boxes for packing
  • Pay extra attention to the things that you can’t disassemble
  • Use specialized equipment like dollies for heavy items

Some yard decors can be really expensive and unique, so it’s really important to protect them. The best option is always to hire movers when relocating because they have the experience and equipment needed to make your move a success.

To pack holiday decorations for moving, use packing foam!
Packing foam is excellent for packing almost everything.

Packing artificial garlands

When packing artificial garlands, you need to fold up branches to get them as straight and uniform as possible. This way you will ensure that your garland stays undamaged. Also, it is important to remove any lights that are put inside or around the garland. These can be quite lengthy and if there is an option to split them into smaller parts, do that! It will be easier to carry, move and storage.

Pack holiday decorations for moving like a pro with our tips

It can seem quite hard to pack holiday decorations for moving. But if you know what you are doing, it can actually be very simple. The best thing about packing is that you can hire someone else to do it. Movers are the ones that can do it for you. If not, we trust our tips and tricks will help you do a decent job on your own.

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