The season’s end is upon us. Champion Home Health Care of Brevard County, Florida hopes that the Christmas season was full of light and love for you and everyone in your family. We hope that no matter your circumstances or the circumstances of those you love, you were able to find moments of joy and peace. We have the honor or serving so many seniors in Melbourne, FL with the best assisted living and senior home health care. We have had the honor of being a part of your holiday season and could not be more grateful. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of the love and laughter you’ve given us and know that you and your families mean the world to us. We wish you nothing but the best in the new year.

Norman Vincent Peale once said: “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” One of the ways we create the beauty and magic of Christmas is in the ways we decorate our homes in order to usher in the special moments of the season. However, time continues to march on and the season of giving and family has ended. Now that things are beginning to settle, are you wondering how in the world you will pack up all of your holiday decorations and set them aside until the next holiday time comes? If so, you are not alone. It can feel overwhelming. However, here are some great tips to keep you sane as you pack up your décor. Here’s a hint, proper storage doesn’t have to be expensive and it also does not have to consume all of your time.


1. Start with Lights

Nothing says “bah, humbug” like broken strands of lights that just won’t work. To make sure that the lights you pull out for next year are in proper working order check each and every strand BEFORE you pack them away. Look for broken bulbs and replace them. If entire portions of your strands are out, you’ve likely got a wiring issue so just throw those out.

Now that you know all of your lights will work, DO NOT simply shove them back into the boxes in which you bought them. This will cause damage to the strands. You can purchase specialty storage bins and use spools to wrap your lights. This will ensure that they will be ready for next year.

2. Bubble Wrap is your Friend

If you are like a lot of us, you somehow end up with extra bubble wrap for some reason. Well, now is the time to use it to wrap up fragile ornaments and other décor. Bubble wrap is great for cushioning specialty pieces and keeps them from accidental breakage as well. If you don’t have any bubble wrap around, you can use plastic grocery bags to soften the blow as well.

3. Keep Humidity Away

A humid climate like the one we have here in Brevard County can be fodder for mildew. To prevent your fabric decorations from moisture-induced mold and mildew, try adding fabric sheets to their storage containers. While you are at it, use that coal from your stocking, ha-ha, as a way to keep moisture away. To do this, find an old sock and stuff it with a few pieces of coal. Voila, your fabric decorations will be safe until you are ready to take them out again.