Christmas decoration storage is a huge pain. How do you keep all of your decorations safe for an entire year before they go up again? You also want your holiday decor to be organized. I mean have you ever tried to untangle Christmas lights? Not fun at all! So, we have the tips and tricks that you need to put away your holiday decoration this year so that they will be perfectly organized when you pull them out next year.
This post is sponsored by Old Time Pottery, however, all projects and opinions are my own.
Christmas Ornament Storage
Christmas ornaments are often one of the most fragile decorations that you need to store for the holiday season. How do you protect them and keep them organized? I found some great storage options at Old Time Pottery. I have always thrown all of my ornaments into one large bin. It is a pain to dig through and there are always some that end up broken. This Christmas ornament organizer changes all of that!
You can use the dividers to put in layers of ornaments and separate them all individually. Now you will have less that gets broken and no more digging through a large container to find what you need.
I would recommend picking up one of these storage containers for every color of ornament. If you are anything like me, you have a few different color options for your tree each year. Then, once you decide your color scheme, you just pick the box that matches and start decorating! These are see-through but I would recommend labeling the outside as well.
How to Store Christmas Lights
Let’s tackle Christmas decoration storage for those Christmas lights. After all, these are probably the number one issue that most people face. The dreaded tangled lights. Well, I have a solution for you there as well! Old Time Pottery has Christmas light organizers. Inside you will find pieces to wrap your lights around. Then just stack them in the container with the dividers. No more untangling lights! Zip up this cute storage piece and add it to a bin or store it just like this.
Each of these containers will hold three light strands so be sure to calculate how many you will need for your Christmas decorations. I would also separate white and colored lights into two different containers so you know exactly which one to reach for depending on what you are decorating.
Christmas Tree Storage
Ah, the Christmas tree! The center stage of many people’s holiday decorations. But, why does it never fit back into the box? Struggle no more! Pick up a Christmas tree storage bag at Old Time Pottery and you can ditch that box. Your tree will be protected and ready to put up next year.
Wrapping Paper Organization
Speaking of Christmas tree storage bags, while you are at Old Time Pottery, you might want to pick up two. Why you may ask? Well, I find that they are great for wrapping paper storage as well. They are the perfect size for all of those paper rolls and you can throw in boxes of bows and tags as well.
I know I have always struggled with what to do with my wrapping paper. Now it is all in one bag and I can pull it out each year, wrap my gifts, and put it back in storage.
Christmas Bow Storage
Speaking of wrapping, bows are another challenge you face when talking about Christmas decoration storage. I found two options that work pretty well. If your bows come in a plastic box, that box works great when storing them as well. Just don’t tear it when opening and you can use it over and over again. If your bows come in a plastic bag, I would pick up another one of the light storage containers from Old Time Pottery. Throw in your bows and zip it up! Yes, it also works great for bow storage.
Wreath Storage Bag
Christmas wreaths are large and hard to store. But, you don’t want them to get damaged or dusty in storage. The answer is a wreath storage bag from Old Time Pottery. This bag fits even extra-large wreaths and zips up to protect the contents. You can then throw it on top of your Christmas boxes. No more dusty wreaths that have seen better days! Oh, and if you need a wreath like the one pictured, you can get that at Old Time Pottery as well.
Organizing Christmas Decor
What is left to organize? Oh yes. All of the other little things that you may set around your home for the holidays. The miscellaneous items that all need to be stored properly until next year. My best solution for all of these things is large plastic bins. I love this version from Old Time Pottery because they stack so easily and they are not too deep. I absolutely hate digging to the bottom of a super deep bin in search of that one small item. These Christmas decoration storage bins allow me to separate things into categories and put each in its own container.
I can’t wait to pull out all of my Christmas home decor next year. Everything will be organized and easily accessible. Head to your local Old Time Pottery and stock up on storage containers. You will be so glad you did when taking those decorations down this year.
I hope y’all found some of these Christmas decoration storage ideas useful and will use them when you take down all of those decorations this year.
I have definitely been bitten by the organizing bug this year so stay tuned! I will have more ideas for organizing your home soon. For now, use this post for your Christmas decoration storage and you might find yourself wanting to organize all the things as well.
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