How to clean Christmas decor after a year spent in storage

Christmas decor

We are approaching the Holiday season. And even after all that we have been through this year, we are all still excited about the upcoming Holidays. Unfortunately, spending the holidays with our families will less likely be possible this year but hopefully that is the case just for this year. But this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get out all of your Christmas decor and set it up. Make this Holiday season special and make the end of the year good as the rest of it wasn’t so much. But if your Christmas decorations spent a year in storage packed in a box, they are most likely very dirty and dusty. You will surely need to clean Christmas decor that was stored away.

This might sound like an easy task but it really isn’t. Christmas decor is delicate. It has plenty of sparkles and colors to it. You can’t just use anything to clean Christmas decor. You have to be very gentle and careful when doing so. This is why we wrote this simple guide on how to clean Christmas decor after a year spent in storage.

Decorations on a Christmas tree.
You have to be gentle when cleaning Christmas baubles.

Get the right supplies first

The first thing you need to do after getting your Christmas decor from the storage where you were keeping it is to get the right cleaning supplies. There are a couple of things you can use. You can use alcohol-free wet wipes. This will ensure that the color isn’t removed from the decoration. You can also use just a simple rag and some water. That is if you have plastic or wooden Christmas decoration.

But if you have glass Christmas decor, use a rag and an alcohol-free window cleaner. This will ensure that your decoration is shiny and looking good. But make sure that it is alcohol-free if there are colors on the decor.

You will also need a regular duster. You must have decor that can’t be cleaned with rags and wet wipes. For them, you should use a regular duster. These are things such as lights and similar decoration that has electronics.

Cleaning supplies to clean Christmas decor.
You need to have some basic cleaning supplies.

How to store away Christmas decor?

If you don’t want to deal with having to clean Christmas decor every year, you can simply use some of our storing tips. First of all, you have to make sure that after using the decor you clean it. This way they will stay dust-free longer. You should also wrap them into paper and bubble pack every year. This will also help prevent the dust from getting onto your decor. Store away your decoration into cardboard boxes. They are very cheap but you surely have some at home just laying around.

You also have to make sure that the place where you are storing them is clean and tidy. All the effort will go to waste if you don’t have a clean storage unit in the first place. You can rent a long-term storage unit and keep all of your excess belongings there.