I have several trees, so I tackle each tree separately and store the decorations in individual tubs and in those storage drawer units available at discount stores.
- Make sure each glass ornament is inventoried as it is taken off the tree.
Wrap each ornament in acid free tissue paper or Bounty Microwave paper towels (which are also acid free). Several well-known collectors use plastic bags and plastic bubble wrap to pack their ornaments. The main thing is to make sure the ornaments don't clink against each other!
Put each set or grouping together in its own storage drawer or storage box. (Here is where I differ from some of the experts, as the storage boxes I use are plastic.}
- If moisture is problem, throw in a few silica gel packs.
Label each drawer or box to make it easier next fall.
- Store these plastic tubs in an indoor closet. Never in the attic or basement!