Need help with ideas for storing Christmas decorations? Give these ideas a try this year!
One of the best parts of the holiday season is decorating our homes, and one of the worst parts is taking all those decorations down and storing everything. In fact, some people dread it so much that they leave Christmas decorations up for months. If this is you, no judgment. 😉 Let me show you some ways that bloggers store their Christmas items, and hopefully, that will alleviate some of the after-Christmas stress. Be sure to click on the blue/gray links to say hi to the bloggers and check out any other tips they have might have to offer you!
Tip 1: Begin taking your tree down by organizing each ornament by size, color, or however it makes the most sense to you.
How to Decorate a Christmas Tree by Home Stories A to Z
Tip 2: Make A Christmas Ornament Storage Box
Ornament boxes are easy to make if you follow this easy tutorial by One Good Thing! I love this idea! This is a great idea if you have lots of glass or otherwise fragile ornaments. Jillee’s blog is full of great tips and life hacks.
Tip 3: If you have specific themed trees, consider grouping the ornaments together in the same bin. These under the bed bins are perfect for this method.
Many of us have more than one tree, and each tree can sometimes be specific in theme. Storing the ornaments for each theme in the same bin is very convenient!
Organizing and Storing Christmas Decorations by The Organised Housewife
Christmas Decoration Storage Tips by Sand & Sisal
Kim’s blog is mostly coastal in theme, but she does branch out during the holidays by using different colors than what she ordinarily decorates her home with for other seasons. She organizes her bins by color with lots of different types of decorations all in the same bin.
Best After Christmas Storage Ideas by Noting Grace
Jen stores her ornaments by color and theme into clear bins. Love this!
Tip 4: Use Christmas themed bins to help identify your Christmas decorations.
If you are someone that generally owns a lot of bins for various reasons, use red or green bins/bin tops to help you identify your Christmas bins. This is so helpful, and especially if your storage area is not heated so you’re not standing in the cold trying to find all the bins you need! That can be very frustrating. You can usually only find Christmas themed bins around the holidays, so be sure to grab them this season if you love this idea.
How to Organize Christmas Ornaments by So Much Better With Age
Jamie from So Much Better With Age uses green and red bins for her Christmas decor.
Tip 5: Consider using smaller bins to help organize your Christmas decor.
The Best Christmas Decorating Tip by Stone Gable Blog
Yvonne went from using bigger bins to using clear, smaller bins to help organize her Christmas decor. She was ruthless in her paring down, and she ended up loving the end result! Very organized! These smaller bins are typically inexpensive and easy to stack.
Tip 6: Use baggies to help organize ornaments by color/style.
Organizing Christmas Ornaments by Decor Adventures
This is probably my favorite tip for organizing lots of ornaments to be placed into bins. Very helpful!
Tip 7: Use cardboard organizers into large bins to help separate and protect your ornaments.
Tips for Organizing Christmas Ornaments by Creative Cain Cabin
Dawn has a substantial amount of Christmas ornaments, and she prefers using cardboard organizers inside large bins.
Organization Basics by BHG
Using leftover tissue paper is a great way to help protect your special ornaments!
Tip 8: Store your wrapping paper in an unused side section of a closet.
Christmas Storage Tips by Family Handyman
This is a fabulous use of space and a great way to store wrapping paper. Paper products do not weather well in typical storage locations. Keeping them indoors helps extend the life of your wrapping paper.
Tip 9: Store your wreath in a bag and hang it up in a closet or on the wall in your storage area.
How to Store a Wreath by Sand & Sisal
Kim hung her wreath on a hanger by wrapping it first in a clear plastic bag. This protects the wreath and also provides an easy way to identify the wreath for the next year.
Tip 10: Take the time to carefully wrap your Christmas lights.
Holiday Storage Ideas by I Heart Organizing
Jen from I Heart Organizing takes the time to wrap her lights in leftover cardboard. These days, we probably all have more leftover cardboard than ever before and have plenty of materials to make this organization method happen! Great tip! If you love all things organizing, check out Jen’s blog!
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