Around the holiday season, we tend to accumulate brand-new decorations that we add to our displays. In a couple months, it’ll be time to take down all those decorations, which means you might suddenly find you need to reconfigure your storage spaces.
You can use your garage as a primary storage location for many of your holiday decorations, in addition to any attic or basement storage space you might already have designated for these items.
Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your garage storage for garage door decorations and other holiday decorations you have in your collection:
- Plan it out: Before you put anything away, carefully plan out how you’re going to deal with your storage, so you know exactly where your items will go before you put them there. This will prevent hodgepodge organization and potential issues with not having enough space for certain items. Garages have limited space (especially when they store other items like lawn equipment and outdoor toys), so having a plan before you spring into action is crucial for maximizing your usable space.
- Use plastic bins: When storing items outside, it’s important to use plastic bins instead of cardboard, so they can resist potential damage caused by water leaks or other outdoor elements. Plastic bins are also sturdier and easier (and safer) to stack. They can be more easily maneuvered around the garage and do not pose a potential fire hazard. Use solid-color containers with labels, which will help prevent potential light damage to items stored inside the bins.
- Use vertical space: Try to use the vertical space in your garage to its full potential. Overhead storage racks can be a great way to maximize your storage space and store bulky or infrequently-used items (like holiday decorations). Without these ceiling-mounted overhead storage racks, there’s a lot of space at the top of your garage that will simply go unused. This will help you reduce clutter on the floor and preserve space for the other items you need to keep in your garage.
- Know which decorations to keep inside: Your garage is ideally suited for some decorations but not all of them. You should keep anything fabric-based indoors, as well as candles, antiques, glass, crystal and food-based decorations. If you have no option other than to keep some fabric-based items in the garage, they should be kept sealed tightly in a plastic container.
- Label everything: To keep everything organized (and to remember where everything is), make sure you label all of the bins you use. This will help you better follow the garage storage plan you should have established before starting to store things away.
For more tips and information about how you can maximize the storage space available in your garage for your holiday decorations, we encourage you to contact the team at Action Door Service today with any questions you have. We look forward to showing you how to make the most of the space you have!