These four easy holiday storage ideas will help keep things merry and bright long after the festivities have wrapped up.
Once the holidays are over, some of us are tempted to rip down the decorations, throw them into a box, and call it quits.
However, by spending a little extra time and care, your future self will be forever grateful AND you can avoid rebuying the same holiday décor year after year.
Tip 1: Ornament Storage
On Christmas morning, the wrapping paper goes flying and then usually ends up in the garbage or recycling bin. However, you can repurpose and reuse that ripped giftwrap to your advantage!
Use your old wrapping paper to keep your fragile items safe. Taking a few extra minutes to pack all your ornaments properly is better than having to buy new ones next year because they broke.
You can find more tips on Christmas ornament storage on our blog here.
Tip 2: String Lights Storage
Trying to untangle string lights is enough to turn any holiday decorator into a Grinch. That’s why you’ll want to wrap them around a piece of cardboard or an old giftwrap tube.
This will keep your lights tangle-free and in pristine condition for next year’s decorating pleasure.
We have even more tips on string lights and other types of holiday lights here: How to Store Christmas Lights: 5 Simple Ways for Tangle-Free Decorations.
Tip 3: Artificial Tree Storage
Keep your tree safe all year long by packing it properly into a large bag. There are affordable options online that will save you the headache of broken limbs or dusty foliage and keep your Christmas tree looking like new for years to come. Read more tips on this topic here.
Tip 4: Proper Storage Labels
Make your life next year easy by properly labeling your supplies. Knowing which box has the ornaments and which box has the giant blow-up Santa can save time and space next year when you’re ready to decorate again!