3 Ways to Safely Maintain Your Christmas Decorations
Christmas is an amazing time of year as it allows you to spend quality time with family and friends and exchange gifts. Of course, you will want to decorate your home with beautiful festive ornaments in order to give it that cozy Christmas feel. To make sure that your Christmas is perfect and stress-free, you need to ensure that all your festive decorations are maintained safely.
Following are 3 ways to safely maintain your Christmas decorations:
1. Careful Unpacking/Packing of Decorations
First you will need to unpack your last year’s decorations that you want to use during this Christmas. Careful unpacking of those decorations is essential to make sure that they don’t get damaged and can be optimally used to decorate your home. Take extra precaution when unpacking fragile items and put them in small amounts of newspaper until it’s time to place them on your wall or any other suitable place in your home. The same level of carefulness should be applied when you are packing these ornaments after they have served their purpose, so that you can use them next year.
2. Be Cautious When Cleaning the Decorations
You may need to clean your Christmas decorations once you have unpacked them. Cleaning them needn’t be a lengthy process. However, it is recommended that you make use of appropriate cleaning methods. If there are solid decorations, use a damp cloth to wipe down their surfaces. And if there are delicate/fragile objects, then it is recommended to use a special windows cleaner for polishing them and giving them that much needed shiny Christmas look.
If there are any stains on any of your decorations, then use the cleaning materials that are suitable for the type of material that those ornaments are made out of. Use a soft cloth to remove any dirt or dust; use a small round-tipped brush to get dirt out of crannies and nooks.
3. Proper Repair/Maintenance of Damaged Decorations
When going through last year’s Christmas decorations, you might come across some ornaments that have been slightly damaged or broken. While not all of them can be repaired, there are some (e.g. plastic decorations, hanging wooden ornaments, etc.) that you can easily fix with a small amount of superglue. It is recommended that you throw away any broken glass baubles immediately as they can be a safety hazard. Use gloves to collect them and throw them into the bin by wrapping them in newspaper.
When it comes to Christmas lights, make sure to plug them in and check whether there are any faulty or missing lights. Purchase new ones if there’s an issue with old ones and dispose of the faulty ones carefully.
In conclusion, decorating your home with Christmas ornaments is an exciting activity and it is more than just a tradition. Just make sure to maintain them safely so that there are no undesirable outcomes and your Christmas goes according to your plans.
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