Donate or Discard
Before storing your holiday decorations, it helps to reduce clutter for next year by going through decorations and ornaments and discarding anything broken or damaged. Your future self will thank you. Also, consider donating items in good condition.
Use clear plastic containers or boxes for holiday storage to quickly identify what’s in each box, whether it’s Christmas, Halloween, or Easter. Label each box with the specific holiday and a brief description of the items inside.
Ornament Storage Hacks
Ornament storage boxes with dividers or compartments to protect delicate ornaments will last for decades, making them worth the investment. Alternatively, you can repurpose egg cartons. Either way, wrap ornaments individually in leftover tissue paper from gift boxes before storing them in these containers.
Holiday Lights Organization
The easiest way to store holiday lights to prevent tangling is a Christmas light storage wheel, aka extension cord winder, that allows you to quickly reel in your lights. The cheapest method is to wrap lights around pieces of cardboard. Labeling the cords will make putting them up next year much faster.
Store wreaths in style in clear or fabric boxes while keeping them damage-free and easy to identify, or hang them on sturdy hangers with plastic garment bags to protect them from dust and damage.
Oversized Decoration Storage
Install ceiling hooks or an overhead storage rack in your garage to maximize space for large items like outdoor inflatables like snowmen, reindeer, or other oversized decorations.
Storage for Holiday Linens
Store holiday linens and tablecloths in vacuum-sealed bags to save space and protect them from dust, moisture, and pests. These bags easily slip under most bed frames. Keep ribbons and bows in separate containers to prevent them from getting crushed or tangled.
Create a Holiday Storage Area
Designate a specific area in your home (like a section of the attic or under the stairs closet) exclusively for holiday items. This makes it easier to keep track of everything and prevents them from getting mixed up with everyday things.
Reuse Original Packaging
Always keep the original boxes for special ornaments or other decor items like ceramic figurines, nutcrackers, or villages, and reuse them to protect these delicate items during storage.
Use Vacuum Storage Bag
For soft items like tree skirts, stockings, or inflatable decorations, vacuum storage bags can compress them to save space. Store these under beds, in linen closets, or in your storage unit.
Take Advantage of Self Storage
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