Christmas decoration storage ideas you need to know
Christmas is a magical time of year, but it can also be quite stressful. Between putting up decorations, preparing gifts and last-minute shopping, it can be difficult to make sure you have taken care of everything.
That is only what happens before and on Christmas – what about afterward? After the festive celebrations are over, there is the added stress of having to take down all the Christmas decorations as you get back to normal. You have to figure out what to do with all the ornaments, lights, tree stands and other decorations that you need to store until the next festive season.
This article offers some simple Christmas decoration storage ideas to keep your decorations organized so that you can enjoy them every Christmas!
Here is a list of the best ways to store Christmas ornaments:
1. Undress your Christmas tree
While you may not be able to store a real Christmas tree for too long, if you have an artificial tree you will want to make sure it is stored in the right way. The first thing you will need to do is remove all the lights and any ornaments before storing them. Next, you will need to cover the tree with a plastic bag for protection against pests and dust. One handy item for this is a Christmas tree bag, like this one from Amazon. Once packed up, place it in a cool, dark room away from radiators or heating vents.
When it comes to tree ornaments, remember that some are more fragile than others. It is best to take them down in the same order they went up, moving from the top of the tree to the bottom.
2. Use stackable storage bins
A great way to keep your Christmas decorations clean and organized after the holidays is to use stackable storage bins. With these containers you can stack all your ornaments on top of each other so they take up as little space as possible. Then, put the stack of bins in a corner where they will be out of sight and not get knocked over. You could also consider installing custom built-ins around your home, where you can store the bins. Out of sight, out of mind!
To make it easy to find each item when you unpack next year, it is best to use clear containers with labels.
3. Wrap delicate ornaments in tissue paper
If you need to store delicate ornaments, wrap them in tissue paper or bubble wrap. Next, place them in a secure box which you can then seal and store in a cupboard or on a shelf. This will help protect against dust and damage.
4. Heavy items on bottom shelves and delicate ones on the top
Make sure to place your heavier ornaments in boxes on the bottom shelves and the more delicate ones on the upper shelves. If you have young kids, you will know exactly why this is a good idea!
5. Look after your lights!
Take care when taking down and storing your lights. If you are not careful, they will tangle around each other, which will make it unpleasant when you need to take them out next year! Consider wrapping them tightly in electrical tape and then placing them into a box.
When you wrap a Christmas present, the paper and boxes are often the first things to go. But do not throw them away. Instead, save your wrapping paper and store it in an airtight container with tissue paper. Then reuse the paper to wrap up your various decorations. Break down your boxes and store them in a larger storage bin to reuse next year. This way, you can cut down on excess waste and do your part for the environment.
7. Do not throw out your Christmas cards
There is no need to get rid of your Christmas cards! It is a tradition to keep them, and you will probably want to look back on them in the future. Dust them off after the festive season and place them in a labeled box.
8. Do not forget the wreaths!
Holiday wreaths are one of many Christmas decoration items that need some extra protection to keep them looking their best. Keep your holiday wreaths protected by wrapping them in paper and placing them in boxes before storing them away. That way, they will be protected from any dust or dirt while they are sitting in storage.
9. Make use of the space under your stairs
Sometimes you need to think outside of the box! If you have a small apartment, using the space under your stairs can be a great storage place for your Christmas decorations. Take some time to clean and organize the area, and you will be surprised at how much you can store there. Consider installing pull-out shelves under your stairs. With a bit of creativity, you can install the perfect under stairs storage to suit your needs.
10. Keep your Christmas ribbon tangle-free
One of the most annoying things about setting up for the festive season is untangling a pile of ribbon after a big box or two of decorations have been opened. There is a simple solution that will help you avoid frustration and mess. Wrap one piece of ribbon around the other, lay them on the table or floor and tie them together. It sounds too easy, but it works!
11. It is a wrap!
Wrapping paper is one of the biggest offenders when it comes to storage in the Christmas decoration department. They can quickly take up a lot of space. To prevent them from becoming damaged or wrinkled, spread them out on a flat surface and place them overlapping each other, with each end overlapping the next. Tubes are a great place to keep them safe and secure until the next year!
12. Use egg cartons
Egg cartons are not only for eggs! You can use them to store anything small and fragile, like jewelry or decoration pieces. They make excellent storage places because they are low-cost, durable and stackable.
There you have it, 12 simple Christmas decoration storage ideas. These are ways in which to keep your Christmas decorations safe and secure until you need them again!
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