A decorator’s worst nightmare? Storing all the decorations. We all love to change things out for the seasons but where do we put it away after we’ve taken it down? Let’s untangle the mess and make storage a cinch.
The weekend is almost here. I’m Robin with Front Door Friday. Decorating your door is fun. All those outdoor wreaths, lights and trees have to be put away. Today, I’m sharing affordable tips to help you conquer storage frustration and keep things looking good for years.
Wreaths can really pile up, especially if you change them out for the seasons. Try using a coat hanger for each one. Each wreath should be stored separately to protect it.
STRING LIGHTS STORAGE:
Wrap string lights around a spare coat hanger or a piece of cardboard. Cut notches in the cardboard to secure the string of lights. Hang or store in a box. Icicle lights can be wrapped in butcher paper or even leftover Christmas paper.
ELECTRICAL CORD STORAGE:
Paper towel and toilet paper rolls are handy to keep extension cords organized.
Use boxes or plastic containers for shelf storage.
Large outdoor trees and topiaries can suck up space and collect dust. Try shrink wrap. Wrap your tree tightly and seal. Just cut through the plastic when you’re ready to use again, or use a cheap drop cloth or old sheet to wrap the tree, tie and sew closed. Don’t forget to label the tree size and type. Once wrapped, all trees look alike.
CALL TO ACTION:
That’s it for this week’s Front Door Friday. I encourage you to step out and try some front door decorating this weekend. To learn more, check out the Country Door blog. And I’ll see you next Friday. Happy decorating and God bless!
Robin grew up on a farm in the rolling hills of southern Wisconsin. After years living “in town,” she recently moved back to the country where she is renovating an old farmhouse. She’s an expert on window blinds and drape installations, color consultation and blind repair. Her flagship store, “House to Home Designs” is located on the historic Square, downtown Monroe, Wisconsin. Read More
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