Weigand Blog Home

Subscribe and receive email notifications of new blog posts.




rss logo RSS Feed
Buy a House | 10 Posts
Explore Kansas | 1 Posts
Homeowners | 21 Posts
Sell a Home | 8 Posts
Uncategorized | 1 Posts
Wichita, KS | 35 Posts
For Sellers | Seller Tips | Staging | For Buyers | For Owners | Homebuying Tips | Wichita KS | Andale KS | Bel Aire KS | Bentley KS | Cheney KS | Clearwater KS | Colwich KS | Derby KS | Eastborough KS | Garden Plain KS | Goddard KS | Greenwich KS | Haysville KS | Kechi KS | Maize KS | Mount Hope KS | Mulvane KS | Park City KS | Sedgwick KS | Valley Center KS | Viola KS | Home Organization | Home Maintenance | Home Improvement | Andover KS | Augusta KS | Benton KS | Cassoday KS | Douglass KS | El Dorado KS | Elbing KS | Latham KS | Leon KS | Potwin KS | Rose Hill KS | Towanda KS | Burrton KS | Halstead KS | Hesston KS | Newton KS | North Newton KS | Walton KS | Abbyville KS | Arlington KS | Buhler KS | Haven KS | Hutchinson KS | Langdon KS | Nickerson KS | Partridge KS | Plevna KS | Pretty Prairie KS | South Hutchinson KS | Sylvia KS | Turon KS | Willowbrook KS | Yoder KS | Argonia KS | Belle Plaine KS | Caldwell KS | Conway Springs KS | Geuda Springs KS | Hunnewell KS | Mayfield KS | Milan KS | Milton KS | Oxford KS | Peck KS | South Haven KS | Wellington KS | Cedar Vale KS | Peru KS | Sedan KS | Arkansas City KS | Atlanta KS | Burden KS | Cambridge KS | Dexter KS | Parkerfield KS | Udall KS | Winfield KS | Elk Falls KS | Grenola KS | Howard KS | Longton KS | Moline KS | Manchester OK | Medford OK | Anthony KS | Attica KS | Bluff City KS | Danville KS | Harper KS | Belmont KS | Cunningham KS | Kingman KS | Nashville KS | Norwich KS | Spivey KS | Zenda KS | Burns KS | Durham KS | Florence KS | Goessel KS | Hillsboro KS | Lehigh KS | Lincolnville KS | Lost Springs KS | Marion KS | Peabody KS | Ramona KS | Tampa KS | Canton KS | Galva KS | Inman KS | Lindsborg KS | Marquette KS | McPherson KS | Moundridge KS | Chase KS | Geneseo KS | Little River KS | Lyons KS | Sterling KS | Newkirk OK | Ponca City OK | Whitewater KS | J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc. | Coffee Shops | Dining | Restaurants | Local Businesses | Museums | Arts | Local Attractions | Things to Do | Family Activities | Home Selling Tips | Decorating | Moving | Financing | Mortgage | Fall | Holidays | Spring | Summer | Outdoors | Explore Kansas | Local Charities | Non-Profits | Pets | Renovations | Remodeling | Small Business | Dessert
January
17

Holiday Decor Storage - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

From October through December, the joys of the holidays are abundant. Unfortunately, so is the cleanup afterward. If your storage area is a nightmare full of boxes and bags, it's time to roll up your sleeves and organize so that all of your beautiful decorations are out of your way and ready for next year. But where should you begin? Our real estate agents have a few tips to help you get started.

  • Invest in matching storage containers
    This is not to make your garage look pretty, although it will be far nicer to look at than a pile of sagging, dirty boxes. Matching containers mean that you can stack them high to utilize all the vertical space available without creating a huge footprint. While you're at it, buy plenty of labels so that each container can be marked with its contents. That way, you won't have to search through Thanksgiving linens to look for the Halloween skeletons. Cardboard invites pests to investigate the contents, so opt for plastic containers. This is one time that biodegradable is not the best choice.

  • Organize the contents of the bins
    There are 1,001 tips available on the internet, but here are a few that are consistent winners:
    • Egg cartons for small ornaments. These are available in plastic, too. While the cardboard varieties are free, they are also easily crushed if inadvertently placed in the bottom of a bin. In addition to the ornaments themselves, egg cartons work well to manage spare bulbs, clips, and hooks.

    • Use plastic cups as dividers for larger, fragile ornaments. These work well to organize the oddly shaped items from Halloween, as well. By placing a piece of cardboard in between, you can sandwich several layers of cups in a single storage bin.

    • Use a paper towel holder to stack rolls of ribbon. You'll find this is a great way to access the ribbon you need for wrapping gifts throughout the year.

    • Use clear plastic shoe boxes for odds and ends. Some things never seem to have a logical place for storage. Consider this the "junk drawer" in your larger storage containers.
  • Garment bags
    These are great options for two items you may want to store in an inside closet. They are a terrific way to store long rolls of wrapping paper. You can also add hangers of tissue paper draped over the hanger to avoid crumpling. This is also an efficient way to store holiday tablecloths rather than overstuffing a drawer. When you pull them out of the bag to use them, they will be just as clean and crisp as when you put them away. Use pants hangers with clips to store napkins.

  • Specialty containers
    No matter how hard you try, some items defy rational storage. But don't be dismayed. There are always solutions. Store your gorgeous wreaths in plastic containers designed just for that purpose. Bonus: You can stack them, too, so you can have one for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas and easily see within to make grabbing the right one easy. The other unruly item is string lights. At the very least, you'll want to wind them onto flat cardboard to keep them from tangling, but a better option is a reel designed specifically to manage them. Several versions are available at hardware stores.

Whether you're just settling into your new home or getting ready to add your house to other Wichita homes for sale, you'll find organizing your decorations a helpful investment in the future. Contact us to help manage your largest investment, your home. 

Login to My Homefinder

Login to My Homefinder