We, or at least most of the Filipinos, wait for the Epiphany or Three Kings Day before we start taking down our Christmas decorations. Now that it is time to put those away, Home/Cut will give you tips on how to store your Christmas tree and other decorations.

1. Christmas Ornaments

Before we proceed to the tree, remove first the Christmas ornaments adorned around it. Regardless of the material, whether those are made of glass or plastic, ornaments have to handled and stored properly. Luckily, there are ornament storage boxes! These durable storage boxes are purposely built to have compartments where you can put ornaments so they will not jostle against each other. You can also wrap fragile ornaments in an old newspaper for an extra layer of protection.

2. Christmas Lights

Save yourself from untangling Christmas lights next time by properly storing them right now. Make use of a cord reel, a spool-shaped object used to wind up electrical wires or a cord. Connect one end of the light strand to another and attach to the roller. Spin until the strand of lights is neatly coiled.

3. Nativity Sets (Belen)