Many people use inefficient strategies to protect their sentimental holiday decorations during the 11 months out of the year that they are in storage. Learn about the best packing tips for your holiday decorations to ensure that they will make it to next year’s holiday season in one piece.

Properly Store Your Decorations

Eleven months in storage can take a heavy toll on your belongings if they are stored incorrectly. It’s important to account for the material that you’re storing and the environment that you’re storing these items in. Let’s break down how to adequately store common holiday decorations.

Artificial Trees

According to Nielsen, up to 81% of Americans use an artificial Christmas tree. This means that 81% of Americans are going to be storing their trees during the offseason.

We recommend using a Christmas tree storage bag, as they are sizable, durable, and protect from the elements. Once you have your tree in a storage bag, it’s best to put that bag inside of a large box for extra protection.


These beautiful decorations compliment almost any scenery. For homeowners who use artificial wreaths during the holidays, the best storage method is to use a wreath storage container. While this sounds like a very niche thing to own, they are easy to find and are affordable.

Wreath storage containers ensure that your wreath maintains its shape and structural integrity during the storage season. If you leave them out in the open or put them in bags and boxes you risk them losing their shape and becoming damaged.


If you’re an ornament pro, then you’ve likely got a plethora of storage boxes with individual spaces for your ornaments to lie. If you’re new to using ornaments or received a sentimental piece this holiday, then we’re here to help you safely store them.

DIY methods for storing ornaments include using egg cartons, solo cups, cookie containers, and much more. If you’re looking for the optimal storage trick, then its recommended to get a large storage bin, and use cardboard dividers to separate your ornaments both horizontally and vertically.

For ultra-valuable ornaments, you can wrap them in bubble wrap and other forms of tissue paper.

Christmas Lights

Ideally, the optimal storage technique for Christmas lights is to store them in the box that they came with. If you tossed the box, then you can use makeshift devices to help store them. We recommend wrapping the lights around cardboard to avoid any tangling.

Be sure to store your lights away from moisture and ensure that they are elevated off of the ground so that they don’t become compromised. We recommend a waterproof box if you are going to store them in a crawl space.

Packing Services from Excel Moving and Storage

At Excel Moving and Storage, we offer packing and unpacking services for residential and commercial movers. Our professionals can efficiently pack, transport, and then unpack your belongings in a safe and reliable manner. Learn more about our moving and packing services today!

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