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How To Store Your Holiday Decorations

It’s that time of year again! Many are finding themselves eager to take out their Christmas decorations and get their home looking festive for the holidays. Unfortunately, it’s all too common for that excitement to turn to frustration as you find yourself forced to untangle lights and rummage through broken ornaments. If you are sick of facing the same issues every year when unpacking holiday decor, then it’s time to take some extra precautions this year to ensure Christmas of 2020 isn’t the same way.

Here at The Mobile Attic, we know about storage, and we’d love to offer some tips to make next year as smooth as possible. Follow our guidelines below!

Christmas storageTangle-Free Lights

Now, one of the biggest problems we hear homeowners dealing with this time of year is Christmas lights that are all messed up and tangled together. Well, there’s actually an easy fix to this, and all it takes is some extra cardboard from all those gifts and packages you’ve received over the last few weeks! Just cut out a few small rectangles, then wrap your lights around them – it’s that easy!

We also recommend writing down what size they are and where you used them. You can easily jot a few notes on the piece you wrapped the strand around, so that next year you’ll be able to string them up in no time.

Better Organized Ornaments

If you find yourself with broken ornaments every year, then finding something soft to wrap them in for next year is a must. Old newspapers or even a roll of paper towels can make all the difference in preventing a broken mess the following year. Simply wrap them individually, then place them in a small storage container with a lid. You’ll be all set in no time!

Do you use ball-shaped ornaments? There are multiple easy solutions for that! Many place them in the separators used for hauling beverages, then stack those in a big storage bin. They’ll stay in-tact and organized all year long! Or, if they’re shatterproof, simply store similar-sized trinkets together in shoe boxes, small storage bins, or plastic bags. You can even use egg cartons, beverage trays, or small unused boxes for the smaller trinkets!

An Efficiently Stored Tree

Have an artificial tree that you use every year? Those bulky branches can take up a lot of room in your storage space, and knowing the best way to stash it without causing damage can be a challenge. Well, why not try shrink-wrapping it? It may seem a bit unconventional, but wrapping your tree in cling wrap is an easy way to keep it together and protected throughout months in storage.

Another tip is to invest in a sturdy tree-storage bag or simply make your own from dust sheets or something similar. All in all, trying to fit it back in the original container is typically a no-go, and using that old cardboard box usually isn’t the best bet anyway. You want something that will keep it as safe as possible, so cover it well, then keep it in a temperature-controlled environment to guarantee many more years of use.

Hang Your Wreaths

If you’re the type that puts up multiple wreaths around your home every year, then you may find yourself struggling to find a place to put them all once the holidays adjourn. One suggestion we love is to invest in a cheap clothing rack, then hang your wreaths on that! If you have a big room for storage, you can simply stash this in the back of it, or utilize some space in your garage or shed – easy peasy!

Solutions For Garland, Beads & Tinsel

Garland, long strings of bead, and tinsel all seem to fall into the same category when it comes to decor. They’re all long, hard to manage, and they can easily become damaged or tangled when not appropriately handled. If you find yourself throwing these like items all in the same box and hoping for the best, then we suggest taking a different route when the holidays end this year.

First of all, garland should have its own storage bin in which it can be gently placed to avoid damage. Simply lay it in there as carefully as possible, then put a lid on it – good to go! Beaded strings have a simple solution, as well. Just drop them into an empty, clean pop bottle! It may seem like they would easily become tangled, but most report being able to simply pour them out the following year with no problems.

For tinsel, we recommend wrapping it around pieces of cardboard or even old cereal or cracker boxes! Just tape the ends and you’ll be good to go. Trust us – this time next year, you’ll be thanking yourself for taking a bit of extra time to get the job done right.

Out Of Room?

Now, even the most organized and put-together holiday tubs are no good without someplace to store them. If you have everything nicely packed away, but have no extra room in your home for any extra containers or bins, then it’s time to call on The Mobile Attic for some effective storage solutions!

We can deliver an appropriately-sized storage container based upon your specific needs, then once it’s packed up, we can bring it back to our secure facility, where it will safely sit until you need it next year. It’s never been this simple!

Have questions? No problem. Give us a call today, and we’d be happy to help. The care you deserve is just a phone call away!

How To Get More Space Out Of Your Home

Love your new home, but find yourself struggling to make your space work for you? If your living quarters are a bit cramped, and you can’t seem to make everything fit and function appropriately, don’t get frustrated. There are countless ways to get more from your space, and the team here at The Mobile Attic is here to help!

Decorate Strategicallystorage box

When it comes to decorating and adding furniture, there are a few tricks to keep in mind that will help to make your space look bigger. First of all, invest in mirrors. Mirrors can make the inside of the home feel like there is more going on, and if you can get the mirror to capture a scenic landscape outdoors, then that’s even better.

Be careful when adding furniture, as well. The right pieces will enhance your room, but balance is key. A bunch of bulky items won’t do your smaller home any favors, but you don’t want to keep things tiny, either, as this emphasizes the fact that you don’t have much space to work with. Move things around and find what works best for you.

When it comes to your walls, the right paint color, art, and lighting can take you far. You can add a lot of depth and height with certain types of light fixtures, and the right combination of colors can open things up, too. Do your research, and stick with what you love. And, once you’re done, be sure to keep those windows open to show off your look and ensure your home doesn’t feel confined or constricted.

Maximize Storage Space

Finding ways to maximize storage space in your home is easier than you’d think. Benches and ottomans are great for both seating and stashing blankets and other items, and you could utilize the space under your bed for storage, as well. No coat closet? Put hooks on the wall or invest in a coat rack! No room for pots and pans? Make a potholder than you can place on your wall. They’ll be easy to access and out of the way – a win-win!

All in all, there are countless ways to turn unsightly storage into a piece of decor or you could purchase (or make) items that serve multiple functions. Get creative, look for ideas online, and get your home looking great today!

Invest In Outside Storage

Sometimes you’ll come across an item that you love but simply cannot work into your new home’s setup. If this sounds all too familiar, don’t stress! There’s no need to get rid of pieces you enjoy and think you may use down the line. Simply invest in storage from us! Our storage containers can be delivered to your home, so you can pack it up at a rate that works for you. Then, we’ll pick it up and place it in our secure lot until you need it again.

Create a space you love today, and please reach out if you need more storage solutions. We’re here to help!