What Should You Do with Your Christmas Decorations When the Holidays Are Over?

Christmas has come and gone, which means it’s now time to (sadly) take down your holiday decorating Orlando decorations. Your first instinct might be to store them in cardboard boxes and keep them until next Christmas, but what about broken ornaments that can no longer be fixed? What should you do with your real-life Christmas tree (which can’t be stored in your attic and basement)? And what if you don’t have enough space for all your decorations?

If these questions are running around your mind, don’t worry since we’ve got you covered. We’ve listed some of the solutions you can explore below:


Repurpose them

Re-purposing your holiday decorating Orlando decorations is a great step since it helps you reduce the amount of waste you produce and minimize environmental pollution. It also helps you save money along the way and even brighten up your home with funky re-purposed decor.

One idea to explore is to use broken ornaments as mosaic tiles. Instead of throwing them away, break them into small pieces and use them to create mosaics on mirrors, kitchen backsplashes, and even walls. Burnt out Christmas lights, on the other hand, can be glued together to form a colorful decorative wreath that can brighten up your living room all year round.

Even tinsel can be re-purposed as packing material when shipping fragile objects. If you’re sending a gift to a friend or family member, you can also put tinsel inside the box to delight your loved one when he or she opens the present.


Recycle them

If your decorations can’t be re-purposed, why not recycle them? Real Christmas trees, for example, can be sent to a recycling center. These centers turn them into wood chips (which can be used in making pathways) or transforms them into fertilizer. If you have a garden, you can use pine needles from the trees and use them as mulch for plants. You can even chop the tree for firewood or use the wood to make birdhouses or bird feeders.


Donate them

Many people don’t know that they can donate their Christmas decorations. If you have a real Christmas tree, you can give it to organizations that use trees as flood barriers. If you have gently used artificial trees and ornaments, you can donate them to the Salvation Army. There are other charities as well that give them to less fortunate families who can’t afford to buy new decorations. Just make sure to send over your pre-owned decorations several months before the next holiday season. This way the charities will have plenty of time to process your donation.


These are some of the best ways to deal with your Christmas decorations once the holidays are over. We’d like to point out that, if you hire Green Thumb Interior Plant Service to do your holiday decorating Orlando, you won’t need to worry about your tree, ornaments, and other decor. We’ll take everything down for you and store them at our location, allowing you to have a stress-free post-Christmas experience.



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