Bulb Box

Now that the holiday season is over, you may be wondering what the best way to pack your precious ornaments and decorations are. Don’t be like me — lumping all my ornaments in a big box. Then you just end up untangling everything and making a mess next year. Let’s talk about some great organizational methods that make packing up ornaments a breeze.

Sort Your Ornaments

Lots of people have multiple trees or areas of their house where they have a variety of decorations and ornaments. It is suggested to make a box for each so you know where each things goes next year. That’s easy! Just take a box and label the side where it goes, and put everything in that room inside of that box.

Another idea is sorting them by type. You can put all your lights in one box, all your ornaments in another, garland in another… You get the idea.

Use Bulb Boxes to Protect Fragile Bulbs

If you like glass ornaments and not shatter-proof ornaments, you’ll want to take some care in packing your bulbs together. Shatterproof ornaments usually just get lumped into one box, but not glass ones. Try something like this ornament tupperware box.

Bulb Box

Consider this is pretty easy to make, too. All you need is a big plastic box and some cardboard. Measure your cardboard pieces to the same size as your box. You’ll need big pieces for the bottoms and strips for the separators. Cut your cardboard pieces up into strips, then cut evenly spaced slits into one side of each strip. Then slip them together!

Bulb Box Construction

Keep Your Lights Tangle Free

It may sound easier said than done, but really, keeping your lights tangle free is easy! Try winding them around a piece of cardboard, or winding them around your arm like an electrical cord. Then use a zip tie, twisty tie, or piece of string to tie them tightly together in various sections so they don’t rattle around. Not so bad!

Make Sure Nothing Rattles Around

Once you pack everything away, give your box a gentle shake. Does anything roll around? If so, you might want to try stuffing some tissue paper, bubble wrap, or newspaper in to pad them. Things rolling around won’t be helpful by any means — especially if you’re going to be moving around those boxes at all.

Have any more tips or tricks for storing your holiday decorations? Let us know in the comments below!

5 Tips for Moving with Pets

Moving can be complicated, but it can be even more involved when you’re moving with pets.  Pets are smart creatures,...
Read More

Should I move during COVID-19?

While the world has been gripped with the likes of COVID-19, many businesses are closed or adjusting to no-contact sales....
Read More

Maple season is in full swing in NH!

One of the biggest seasons, and one of the most well known, in New Hampshire is maple syrup season. This...
Read More

4 Great parks you can visit this spring/summer

It’s day 84289 of February… Just kidding. It feels like this winter is neverending, and many of us are itching...
Read More

How to Move a Fish Tank

Moving specialty items requires a certain bit of finesse, and often less brute force strength than you might think. Moving...
Read More

Move or Stay: Playgrounds, swingsets, and playhouses

When you’re moving, you may be wondering if it’s worth your while to try to break down a swing set,...
Read More

How to throw an amazing moving party

Moving is a tough job, especially if you have to do it alone. Throwing a fun moving party can help...
Read More

Throw the Ultimate Housewarming Party

People often throw housewarming parties once they move into a new spot to introduce friends and family members to their...
Read More

NH Events in Fall – Coming Soon Near You!

We know that fall in New Hampshire is a beautiful season, and you can see things like the gorgeous autumn...
Read More

Is there anything a professional mover won’t move?

It may come as a shock to you that professional movers won't move certain items, but once you understand why,...
Read More
Want updates like this delivered straight to your inbox?
Subscribe to our blog to receive moving tips, the latest and greatest around NH, and more. We don't share your email address with anyone and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *