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6 INGENIUS CHRISTMAS DECORATION STORAGE IDEAS – SO NOTHING GETS BROKEN OR LOST

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If you want some fantastic (and easy!) Christmas Decoration storage ideas, then you’re in the right place! Get ready for some top tips, great products, and much more – to help you store those decorations like a pro this year…

Fantastic Christmas decoration storage ideas that you won't want to miss. There are some great tips and ideas for storing all sorts of decorations and to make it as easy as possible.

January 6th  is the day that all your Christmas decorations should be down by – and I wanted to look today at how to make this process as easy as possible so you can get ahead of the game a little!

After all – it’s really NOT the fun part of Christmas, is it…

It can be a pain to pack everything away, and it leaves behind lots of empty space and a much darker room without the lovely twinkly lights of the festive period…

On the other hand, it also means that the rooms in your home look less cluttered, and you can finally clean everywhere properly without tinsel etc… getting in the way!

It really depends on your perspective in life – doesn’t it!

Whatever you feel about Christmas decorations coming down – it has to be done – so let’s make it as easy as possible with some great tips and products to try. I can’t wait to get started!

Here’s what I wanted to cover in this post – 6 different storage areas in total, with lots of ideas in each section: –

  • Storage ideas for your Christmas Tree
  • Storage ideas for your Christmas lights
  • Storage ideas for your Christmas wreath(s)
  • Storage ideas for your baubles
  • Storage ideas for all that Christmas wrapping
  • Storage tips for Christmas things in general

Quite a lot to cover! – So let’s get started straight away….

STORAGE IDEAS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE

There’s no getting around the fact that an artificial tree is a large item to store.

#1 – BAG IT UP

The easiest way to store it is to take it down, secure the branches so that it’s easy to manage (simple strips of fabric or belts would work well for this), and then bag it up.

I like the idea of a large bag for this – because you don’t have to dismantle it quite so much! – and I’d advise getting the strongest you can, as it will last a lot longer then (branches tend to rip the cheaper versions…).

Something like this** would be perfect.

EXTRA TIP – If you’ve had to dismantle the tree and it’s a little complicated to put back together with several sections, then put coloured stickers on the two connecting parts of each section. Using a different colour for each section means it will be so simple to put it back together when you get it out next Christmas.

#2 – SHRINK WRAP IT!

This is an ingenius idea that I had to share from epbot.com – simply use cling film to wrap the entire tree up, and cut off the cling film next year…

I love the fact that they wrap up the lights and everything!

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STORAGE IDEAS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Christmas lights seem to want to be tangled – it’s their default state in my house, and it’s SO frustrating!

As such, over the years I’ve worked out the best way to store them, and that’s to wrap them around something, securing the ends so they don’t unravel when you don’t want them to.

Lots of things would work for this – and I’d suggest using what you have spare in your home, and what would work for the length and type of lights you’re storing.

You could use any of the following, as ideas: –

If you want a quick tutorial on making your own from cardboard – I love this one from The Crazy Organized Blog – specifically how she labels everything really well. A girl after my own heart!: –

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EXTRA TIP – Once the lights are stored, do a final check on whether they work, as then you can pack them away safe in the knowledge that they SHOULD work next year too…

STORAGE IDEAS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS WREATHS

If you’ve ever tried to store a Christmas wreath, you’ll know that it’s a bulky item that takes up far too much room in a standard box, and is just one of those awkward items you wish you could store more easily.

If you’ve got more than one wreath then it can get crazy! – but I’ve found a really easy way to store them, and that’s to bag them up and hang up somewhere safe.

Whether you’ve got space in a wardrobe, or you use a hook or rack in your loft/garage etc… – this is definitely a quick trick to try that works so well, and doesn’t damage the wreath…

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CHRISTMAS DECORATION STORAGE IDEAS – BAUBLES

Baubles break – easily.

You want to ensure that you store them in a way that keeps them safe for next year – as they’re also expensive to keep re-buying.

Three ways that I love to store baubles are as follows:-

  • Think of them like you would eggs. Delicate and breakable! Egg boxes can make great storage for smaller baubles.
  • Keep the original storage that you bought them in as they are often in trays that can be reused.
  • You can also get specific products** to help which can be a great investment as you can reuse year after year.
  • The last option is to make your own – and I love this tutorial from One Good Thing that makes one using plastic cups in a plastic crate – simple but ingenius! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THIS POST.

STORAGE IDEAS FOR ALL THAT CHRISTMAS WRAPPING

After Christmas there’s always so much wrapping stuff left over!

The last thing you want is to add it to your usual wrapping/present area – as you know you won’t be needing it for another 12 months and it will get in the way.

As such, why not create a Christmas specific wrapping bag that you can store away with the decorations?

Makes sense!

Simply collect together all wrapping / tags etc… and store in a Gift Wrap Storage Bag** ready to bring out next year (getting supplies in the January sales and storing them for next year will save you money as well).

STORAGE IDEAS FOR GENERAL CHRISTMAS ITEMS

Of course – there are lots of other decoration types that you may well have in your home.

What about that framed picture, or that wooden reindeer, the nativity scene, or the stockings for the children?

#1 – USE A BOX

There really is nothing wrong with the good old cardboard or plastic box for storing all these different sized things – but just make sure you label them well (you could do by type of ornament, or by room etc…). And make sure that each item is safe and won’t get damaged. You can buy rolls of bubble wrap** for this job. The trick is to not overfill….

#2 – USE TISSUE PAPER

Wrap tinsel and other delicate items in tissue paper to keep it looking nice

#3 – LABEL

Label, Label, Label – I can’t stress enough how important labelling is for your stress levels come next year!

It’s so much easier to look through your storage and be able to see exactly what’s in each box, and then put it straight into the right room before you open it up again. You can also add in any bits of information such as the photo you took of the tree or the outside or the specific room each box is for – or whether you need batteries/string etc…. anything that will make life easier to know for next year.

EXTRA TIP – Ensure the labels are visible from wherever you store them. Labelling each side of a box makes sense!

Christmas decoration storage ideas for all your Christmas decorations

So there you have it! – Loads of Christmas decoration storage ideas that should make your life a LOT easier when it comes to packing everything up this year.

Just keep what you really need, make sure they are stored in containers that are safe for the location they are to be stored in, store in one place (ideally!), and label everything well – and you won’t go far wrong.

If you can follow all these steps and maybe use a few of the products suggested, then when it comes to next year, Christmas decorating will be a pleasure rather than a chore.

Ready for more? – the perfect next article for you is right here “5 Easy Ways to Get Organised Now for Next Christmas

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