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Operation Organize Christmas: Storing Wreaths & Garlands

Wreaths on the doors, windows, and fireplace! Garlands flowing up the stairs and around the doorframe! It’s Christmas, and your house — ahem, winter wonderland — more than looks the part.

As the time comes to pack it all up and put it away for another 11 months, though, you need to ensure the pristine quality, freshness, and fluffiness of your rustic holiday decor. Could there be anything worse than pulling out your garlands and wreaths only to discover flat, dusty green decor? Here at Gigi Seasons, we continually update our blog with Christmas design ideas — but knowing how to store your classy Christmas decorations is just as vital!

So, in today’s post, we’ll discuss four tips that will make your wreath and garland storage better than ever. And if you’re curious about where to buy Christmas decorations or you want some new, colorful Christmas decorations for yourself, check out our One-Click Rooms! You’ll enjoy classy Christmas decorations and Christmas design ideas for the whole room — at a price and convenience you can’t beat. 

1. Clean & Protect

First things first: it’s time to clean. As you’ve had your garlands and wreaths out over the past month or two, these nostalgic Christmas decorations have likely gathered some dust. Use a duster or blow dryer to remove any dust, lint, debris, or anything else you find.

Now, it’s time to make sure they’re protected for the time in storage. Wrap them in newspaper, tissue paper, plastic bags, bubble wrap, styrofoam, or anything else you have on hand that will keep them dry and protected. Even if they’re not new Christmas decorations, you can ensure you’ll have them for longer by keeping them dry and clean.

2. Use Durable Containers

A cardboard box probably isn’t your best option — a bit of flooding in your garage and your high-end Christmas decorations will be ruined. That being said, there are plenty of other storage options you can use! Look into plastic or canvas totes or even into containers specifically designed for Christmas decor. Whatever you decide on, make sure the containers will work well with the current boxes you have in storage — you want to make sure everything will stack will and fit.

3. Store In A Cool, Dry Area

Too much moisture or heat can permanently damage your Christmas ornaments and decorations. Pack all of your colorful Christmas decorations away in a dry, cool space that’s unlikely to cause problems. And if you are worried about some moisture, place silica gel or desiccants inside the container to help absorb it.

4. Don’t Forget To Label

Rummaging through boxes in the garage while you’re still in a turkey coma from the day before isn’t ideal. Label your boxes clearly so you know exactly what you’re getting when you grab a box to start decorating.

Ready to take your classy Christmas decorations to the next level? Shop with Gigi Seasons today and read our posts for Christmas design ideas! Choose from our Bougie, Boho Lodge, and Rustichic collections to order new Christmas decorations that truly match your personality and style.