I finally got wise, and today I’m sharing my 5 Best Seasonal Decor Storage Boxes Ideas. You can quickly identify what is in each box without worrying about ruining most items when stored in unheated garages or attic spaces.
Are you currently stuffing boxes with seasonal decor? I have three areas in my crawl space designated for seasonal decor. One area for Fall, one for Christmas, and the other for both Spring and Summer. However, until recently, that was the extent of my organization. I didn’t know what was in each box in those designated areas.
There’s nothing worse than realizing that you need a piece of your Christmas Decor before it’s time to pull all the boxes out.
How will you ever find that one wreath in those 20 boxes full of Christmas Decorations? LOL
I became aware of a great app to help you identify what is stored in each box, and it’s a lifesaver.
In addition, I have a few other tips that really make items safer while in storage.
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Seasonal Decor Storage Boxes Ideas
So my first tip is to designate a separate storage area for each season.
Then, I recommend using durable, sealable storage boxes when storing seasonal decor.
You don’t want to risk unwanted guests entering your boxes and ruining your valuable decor.
Organize Your Decor
Next, be sure to store like items together. All of my seasonal tableware is stored in one box, and I have a box for pumpkins and a box for floral stems, etc.
Usually, when I’m searching for a stored decor item, I’m looking for similar items; therefore, storing all my florals together is a time saver.
Protect Seasonal Decor Storage Items
If your storage area isn’t climate controlled, you should be cautious about storing items that may melt or freeze in those boxes.
In addition, extreme heat can cause moisture to build inside your containers, and the solution is easy. Just add a few moisture-absorbing silica packets to the decor storage boxes, and no more moisture issues.
Easily Identify What’s in the boxes
I immediately ordered the labels, and I’ve been using them each time I store away my seasonal decor.
It’s so easy to download the app and scan one of the QR Labels for each seasonal storage box.
In addition, these labels can be used for craft supplies, toolboxes, or any area of your home. You can order these labels and the information for the app is included with the labels.
Have you ever completely emptied a cabinet only to find the bowl you need is stored elsewhere? Spending so much time looking for items is very aggravating.
If I scan this QR Label, photos of each item in this cabinet will appear. In the description, I had a top shelf or bottom shelf. You can be even more specific to ensure no more taking everything out to find one item.
These labels have simplified my storage issues.
Finally, attach the label to your box or inside a cabinet door in an area that will be easy to scan.
If you are stacking storage containers, place the label on the side facing out for easy scanning.
Photograph the items you place inside as you pack your storage box.
You can add several photos to make sure that you can recognize the items, and in addition, you can add full descriptions.
Below is a screen shot of what the app looks like.
The instructions are very clear.
If you should need to determine what’s in a storage container, you just open the ToteScan app and scan the QR label attached to your box. The photo’s will appear as you see below.
One Bonus Tip
I have been working with the ScanTote tip for almost a year. I have not scanned all my cabinets or storage areas.
With Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching, you may feel that it’s a huge task.
However, I recommend that you begin with the season your are storing right now and get started. Within a year all your seasonal decor will be scanned.
In addition, I only scan cabinets when I need to dig something out from the back. While everything is out, I document by scanning and photographing the items as I place them back inside.
These 5 Seasonal Decor Storage Boxes Ideas will be helpful as you store away your fall decor and prepare for Christmas.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I can’t wait to share my next adventure with you.