Once Christmas is over, then sooner or later, one has to put away all the Christmas lights and other decorations. In today’s blog article, we would like to give you some tips to make it easier.
Take lights down carefully. They can be rolled or wrapped and hung over pegs in the garage or in the basement. Like lights should be stored together. If you hang them, then cover with plastic so they do not get dusty during the year.
Other people roll the lights and place them in boxes or Rubbermaid bins. Take a few extra minutes to label your boxes and bins with what type of light or lights are inside, either by color or size or LED or flashing. If you have any remote controls for the lights, then keep them with the lights, taping it to a strand if needed.
Artificial trees can be boxed up or covered in plastic and put away in a closet or basement. Live trees can typically be discarded per your local bylaws. Sometimes, wild animal rescues will take the live trees to furnish different habitats for their animals. If a live tree is potted, then you can continue to enjoy it into the next year.
Aside from the tree and lights, there will be lots of ornaments to put away. Be careful as many of these are made of glass and they are fragile. Go slowly and wrap each ornament carefully. Again, these can be boxed together in plastic bins or cardboard moving boxes.
Be sure to label everything as detailed as possible which will make your lives much easier next year. Way too many of us have to go through several boxes in order to find what we want.
And keep in mind, that it is possible to have Christmas lights permanently mounted on your house by professionals. These are lights that you can control inside the house, all year round. Having permanent outside lights eliminates the need for all this packing and unpacking.
If you are interested in permanent exterior holiday lights, give Northern Lights a call on the Lower Mainland at (604) 357-4781. This is our area of expertise, and we are an Authorized Dealer for Gemstone Lights.