Decorating for the holidays can be a lot of fun. But putting everything away once the holiday has passed?
Not so much.
One way to make the chore of taking down holiday decor less of a pain is to have functional and easy-to-use storage options that will keep those decorative items clean and looking like new year after year.
Check out these cheap, 7 holiday decoration storage ideas and have a plan in place now so that next year, decorating and “un-decorating” will be a breeze.
1. Beverage trays
Many people wrap their fragile ornaments in tissue paper. If you’ve got a lot of these decorations, this can get old…fast.
Store them in beverage trays instead. And when it comes time to hang the decorations, all you have to do is grab a container and go!
2. Cheap, DIY Ornament Box
Jill Nystul, blogger of One Good Thing By Jillee used plastic red cups, cardboard, a plastic bin and a glue gun to create this very clever and inexpensive storage option for holiday ornaments.
3. Keep the boxes
If your holiday decorations come in a box that lends itself well to being reused, then do just that…keep it in the box that it came in.
This is the simplest, and most practical solution because not only are these boxes designed to fit what came in them, but they’re labeled as well so you don’t have to open the box to find out what is in it!
4. Recycle Pringles Chips Containers
Wrap your lights around recycled Pringles chips cans. Tape the lid on one end, then wrap your lights around the can, securing both ends of the lights with tape to ensure they don’t unravel.
5. Bottle up your garland
One clever (and cheap) way to keep your bead garland in check is to place it in an empty water or soda bottle.
6. Hang it all
Wreaths and other bulky items can be a pain to store. One clever way to manage them is to use hangers and a coat rack. Wrap them individually in plastic or cover the entire rack for a fast and easy storage solution.
Karen, blogger of Sew Many Ways, shows how she organizes her wreaths.
7. A clear solution
This clever idea comes from blogger Rachel Hollis. A see-through garment bag is a smart solution for any wrapping paper storage dilemma.
In addition, add one or more small bags filled with ribbons, bows and tags to the neck of the hanger so everything you need is in one place.
A bonus reason for creating an organized storage decoration solution?
If you get tired of a particularly expensive holiday decoration, you can sell it and recoup some of your costs because it was well maintained over the years.
How do you store your holiday decor?
Here are some more storage posts that could help you in your organization efforts: