If you plan to store the Christmas decorations outside of your home or in a garage, you need to opt for plastic storage bins and containers. Using cardboard boxes is a poor choice as the weather conditions may take a toll on the beauty of these products.
Holiday ornaments, lights, etc., can lose their shine and quality over some time. Thus, it is the best idea to use an airtight storage container to prevent any form of exposure. Also, keep these decorations away from direct sunlight. You can use a plastic wrap or tree bag to bring a protective layer to an artificial tree or can buy a special storage bag for the purpose.