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Procrastinate Your Winter Decor Storage No More

Don’t let the stress of storing your winter items get you down! Take the hassle out of seasonal organization with these simple tips from Garage Design Works, your experts in Orlando garage organization.

Christmas Lights
Believe it or not, an efficient and easy way to store your holiday string lights is by putting them in plastic bags. Place each string in a separate plastic bag, and label each one by writing where the lights go on them. No wrapping necessary — just bag it! If you prefer not using plastic, a great alternative is making cardboard storage spools. Using strips of cardboard, cut slots on each end to make the “spool” so the lights don’t slip off. It’s a great way to recycle cardboard and stay clutter-free.

We know how fragile ornaments are, so we have to take caution with storing them. There’s an easy solution to this problem, and it’s by using plastic storage tubs and storing each ornament separately in a plastic cup. Use cardboard to separate the layers of cups.

Gift Wrap
Gift wrap can be a pain to store! Not to mention, it can unravel and rip, especially if you prop them up in the corner of your closet. To neatly organize the rolls, make a wrapping paper “corral.” All you need to do is screw a small section of wire closet shelf vertically to the side of the wall. Slide the rolls in upright, secure them, and they won’t fall over! 

Fake Trees
Storing an artificial Christmas tree can be a pain and take up space. Cramming it back in its box isn’t effective. Instead, buy two concrete form tubes that are eight inches in diameter. Take the twine and wrap each layer of the tree. Then, shove the layers in each tube. Mark the tubes with layer numbers to stay organized. 

Overhead Storage
Now that you have organized your decorations, it’s time to store them. Don’t let them pile up on the garage floor! Reclaim your space by purchasing and installing overhead storage. Overhead storage prevents your garage from becoming overcrowded when there’s only so much floor space. 

With these organizational tools, your seasonal items can be neat — and creatively — stored all year round. At Garage Design Works, we offer Orlando garage organization solutions for every space. Contact us today for a free in-home consultation and to learn more about what we have to offer!