Christmas Decor

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‘Tis the season for holiday decorations, but when the holiday season is over, it can be hard to know how to store them properly. From Christmas tree storage, to Christmas ornament storage, to Christmas light storage and beyond, there are countless decorations that can be difficult to store without taking up too much space.

Take Inventory

There are a few ways to do this: I have some items organized by color, some organized by type, and some organized by purpose. My decor is sorted by type: wooden decorative items, artificial branches, and delicate items all have a designated plastic bin. Sort out anything that's broken or doesn't work. 

Declutter & Donate

This is the time to be honest with yourself and try to find ways to bless others with what you no longer need. Obviously, if something is sentimental, one of a kind, and meaningful then I’m not suggesting you get rid of it. But even if something was gifted to you, I recommend doing a frank internal assessment of whether you are actually using it and if you need it.

Designate Space for Storage

This could be a closet, an attic, a basement, or a spare room in your home. Once you have a designated space, you can use bins, totes, and other storage containers to organize and store your holiday decorations. Label each container with the items inside, so you can easily identify and grab what you need when it’s time to decorate.

Ornament Storage Tips

– When packing your ornaments, use tissue paper or bubble wrap to protect them. – Label each box with a description of the contents, and place a list of contents inside the box for easy reference. – Store your ornaments in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight, away from heat sources and humidity.

More Ornament Storage Tips

– Glue plastic cups to sheets of cardboard cut to the size of your storage bin. Wrap each ornament in tissue and place inside the cups. Stack the sheets of cardboard in layers in the bin with tissue between. – Use cardboard egg cartons for small Christmas ornament storage.

Christmas Light Storage

Save your Amazon boxes and use flat pieces of cardboard. This is my favorite method for Christmas light storage and is the easiest! Use clothing hangers — tape the plug end near the hook. Loop the lights around the hanger, working from one end to the other. Wind them tightly to avoid slack until you reach the last few inches of the strand. Loosely tie the end around the hook of the hanger. Stack the wrapped hangers in a plastic storage bin.

Storing Holiday Wreaths

One of the easiest ways to store holiday wreaths is to wrap them in plastic or a fabric bag and place them in a box or tote. Make sure to label the box or tote with the type of wreath it contains so you know where to find it the following year. 

Tree Storage

Wrapping your Christmas tree in plastic wrap is a great Christmas tree storage method and will make sure it remains in great condition. Other eco friendly options include wrapping your tree in burlap, using a sturdy box, canvas bag, or an upright Christmas tree cover. 

Now that you know how to organize Christmas decorations, I would love to know which tip you found most helpful. You can tap the link below to read the full post and make sure to tag me @ninahendrickhome so I can see your organized holiday decor!

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