How To Organize Garage Areas:
As you're deciding how to organize garage areas, you may need to find
space to store holiday decorations.
create an area in your garage that will be dedicated to holiday items.
You may want to install shelves in this area to hold the bins or boxes.
Storing Holiday Decorations
Unless they are really fragile or delicate, you should be able to store
most holiday decorations in the garage (if you have extreme
fluctuations in weather or humidity that would damage them in the
garage, you may want to store your holiday decorations somewhere inside
the house, basement, or attic).
To store holiday decorations in the garage, first sort out the
decorations by category: decorations that go on the tree, silk or
permanent wreaths, wrapping paper and ribbons, holiday knick knacks,
stockings, and other holiday items.
Then, see if there are you are ready to get rid of...items that you no
longer use or love.
you have cleared out items you no longer want, as you're deciding how
to organize garage space, store the rest in
clearly- bins, cardboard boxes, or specially designed holiday
Storing Holiday Lights
Collect all of your holiday lights in one location and go through them
to see if there are any to get rid of.
favorite way to store holiday lights is in clear plastic ziplock bags,
one strand of lights per bag. You can write "white lights" or
"multi-colored lights" right on the outside of the bag so you can just
grab what you need next holiday season...and then store all of the bags
in a large plastic bin with a lid.
Storing Outdoor Holiday Figurines
So many outdoor holiday decorations have gotten really large! Like all
of those blow-up snowmen and manger scenes and reindeer with
lights...so where do you put them when the holiday is over?
Since you probalby only use them once a year, it's best to store them
out of the way the rest of the year, so you have room for
items you use regularly more close at hand.
Putting outdoor holiday decorations on higher shelves in the garage
(using a footstool) is one good idea, or using raisable ceiling
shelving or racks. If they are fragile, you may want to put them in
plastic bins or boxes first as you're deciding how to organize garage
And when you're ready,
move on to Organizing
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