The holidays are officially over. If you have not done so already, it is time to remove your decorations and get back to the normal day-to-day life that fills our time between the holidays. As you put those decorations away for another year, now is the perfect time to start your preparations for the next year’s display. Putting the decorations away in a particular order and throwing away decorations that will never be used again will help you organize your space. Also, it will help ensure you are ready when the 2017 holiday season begins.

Take Down, Package, and Store

The take down process is the perfect time to begin thinking about the upcoming year. As you take down your decorations, check to make sure all of the lights work, the blow-up displays have no holes, and the foliage still looks as real and intact as possible. Make a checklist of things you need for the next year, such as new bulbs or a new outdoor decoration. Purchasing these items right after the holidays end is a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of amazing sales.

Once you have checked everything and thrown away anything that does not work or belong, begin to package things and store them in an easily accessible manner. If you have a large display, place similar items together to make it easy to find them in the following year. Make sure all wire and extension cords are properly stored and in a clearly marked location to avoid issues in the upcoming year.

Think about New Trends

As you are completing this process, it is a great time to also take note of the newest decorating trends in your neighborhood or shopping district. Pay attention to things like light displays, new characters, and color schemes. Many holiday trends last for several years. Therefore, if new trends emerge this year that seem popular in your town, it may be a good time to purchase these trending items now. That way, you can be sure you have them ready for the next year. This is also the time to think about how you will set up your display for the upcoming year. Notice how neighbors presented similar lights and displays. This may give you ideas to help you either conform to the trend in the neighborhood or stand out from the crowd and make a statement.

Make It Easier

The final thought leading into next season is how to make your job of decorating your home, your business, or your town easier from the onset. Instead of taking the hours upon hours necessary to tear down, package, sort, and plan for the upcoming year, you may want to consider hiring an expert to do all of that for you. This expert can help you plan your displays for the next year, help you purge unnecessary items, and properly store all that is being kept. They can even store everything for you, so you can leave your space for items you really need to store like family heirlooms or store inventory. Contact the experts at Roof to Deck Decoration at (651) 699-3504 and let them handle the job of making your 2017 holiday display beautiful.