Let me show you these insanely easy holiday storage ideas that will make organizing your seasonal decor a breeze. Take the stress out of holiday decor!
Decorating for the holidays should be fun and something to look forward too! However, if your holiday decor is all over the place, not organized and practically unreachable it can become overwhelming real quick! Let me help you! There are several super easy ways I keep my holiday storage organized and easily accessible each year! Let’s get organized!
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When decorating for the holidays, be sure to snap a few photos of your décor. I learned this hack from my Mama. Pictures will make it a lot easier to decorate next year. Even if you like to change it up you will have a great starting point. You may even consider doing this for your everyday pieces too. I usually begin decorating for fall at the beginning of September and decorate for Christmas around Thanksgiving so I don’t see my everyday pieces until about the middle of January. That’s four months of not seeing all my everyday pieces which makes it easy to forget where I had everything.
Store your Everyday Pieces in Holiday Totes
I take a lot of my everyday pieces down when decorating for the holidays and need a safe place to store them that won’t collect unwanted dust and spiders. So, I use the holiday tote I just emptied by storing my everyday decor in it. This allows me to keep my basement looking organized and less like a resell shop with random decorations everywhere too!
Place Everything on a Table
Instead of randomly packing away holiday items as you undecorate, place every single piece on a table or in one spot so you can see everything at once. I like to set up a table in my basement, so it’s out of the way of our main space. This way you can assess what can be stored together and pack things more efficiently.
Stores sell fancy wreath boxes and bags that will safely store your wreaths, but I have several wreaths and that could get expensive really quick. Instead, I suggest hanging all your holiday wreaths using a hanger and trash bag to prevent the wreaths from getting damaged or dusty. Just poke a hole in the bottom of the bag and slide it over the hanger and wreath or place the wreath in the bag and place the ties around the hanger. I find hanging them is a lot safer than trying to shove them into totes too.
A well marked tote will make your life so much easier when it comes to holiday storage. My favorite totes are clear and more on the medium size. I like the using clear totes, so I can see right in them and know everything I stored in there before removing the lid. Although, I use totes of all sizes, I recommend sticking to totes you can easily handle when they are completely full. My rule of thumb is if I can’t get it upstairs without my husband’s help, then it’s too big and heavy for me. I then store my lighter, but bigger items in the larger totes. I also recommend labeling your totes. You can make cute labels with your printer or Cricut or keep it simple with a little tape and a sharpie.
Use Original Packaging
When storing breakables or more fragile holiday decor pieces, it’s a good idea to keep the original box and foam it came in. Then it’s less likely to break when stored with other items. This is how I store my glass ball ornaments every year.
Holiday Towels and Other Fabric
If you didn’t save the original packaging or have enough tissue paper or bubble wrap to protect your fragile items, use your softer decor pieces to cushion them. Use your holiday towels or blankets to wrap the items in. Or you can store pieces between pillows too.
Christmas Lights – Paper Towel Roll
To keep your Christmas lights from becoming a tangled mess, wrap a strand or two around empty wrapping paper roles or paper towel roles. Then they can be easily stored in a tote with rest of your items.
Purge What you Didn’t Use
What holiday items did you not decorate with? It’s probably a good idea to part with them. No sense in keeping items you don’t use, right? If you have a hard time letting things go like me, then try and get rid of at least half of the items you didn’t use.
Want some more Help with Organizing after the Holidays?
Let me help you get your house back with this post-Christmas organization guide. This is the fail-proof guide to getting back to normal after the holidays.
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