Taking the Christmas decorations out of storage is always a fun time in our house. We wait until we eat Thanksgiving pie and then rush to start unpacking boxes and put up greenery. However, putting it away can be daunting and always feels like more work than taking it out of the box! After years of getting tangled in lights I finally created a system to make it easy to put away holiday decorations without having to worry about anything breaking.
ornament storage // plastic bins // hanging gift wrap organizer // small plastic storage containers // gift wrap cutter // large ornament storage // gift wrap under bed storage // clear gift wrap storage // tree storage bag
Ornament Storage Boxes
Invest in good ornament storage boxes one time and you will never have to again! Since we have a few trees in our house, we have a container for each tree to make decorating easier for the next year and prevent anything from breaking.
Clear Small and Medium Plastic Containers
Over time I’ve collected some fragile Christmas decorations so instead of just throwing them in a box and hoping they don’t break, I’m wrapping them up in paper or bubble wrap and putting them in a small plastic container. To prevent lights getting tangled, after rolling them into a ball, I’m putting them into these containers. Also makes them super easy to find next year!In a medium sized container, I have my tissue paper and my ribbon in another. It can be a big purchase buying these bins at first, but I like having all of my stuff in clear containers so I can easily see them and get to the items without much fuss. For all of the cute tree decorations like garland and ribbon, I put everything for each tree in a plastic container
Gift Wrap Organizers
I purchased the clear gift wrap organizer two years ago and I’m still a fan! It sits in the corner of my basement not taking up a lot of room which was important for us. Since it’s clear I can easily see what gift wrap I have and pull it out without much fuss! This year I got my mom a hanging gift wrap organizer so she now has a system that can hang in her craft room closet. I’ve been tempted to purchase the underbed gift wrap storage container because I love that it holds gift bags, tissue paper and gift wrap but it just doesn’t work for our space right now. Choose what works for you and your space! There is an option for everyone to keep your gift wrap organized to make it easy.
Gift Wrap Cutter
My friend and I were talking about this thing all December and could not find it! Should have looked on Amazon, duhh! This little tool makes cutting gift wrap super easy and gives you a straight line each time!
Tree Storage Bags
Since we have a few trees in our house and not a lot of space to store them, I got the largest tree storage bag so it can fit all of our trees. It’s not the greatest solution but I prefer just tripping over one giant bag than three of them ha!
Plastic Storage Bins
Thankful we have a very large basement but it can be frustrating because we don’t have the best way to keep our storage organized. Before we had my off season clothes and holiday decor in cardboard boxes which were a hassle to move and get stuff in and out of. Also not having a car at the moment meant not being able to run to Target to buy plastic storage bins but luckily Jake found an amazing set on Amazon for us. Now I have my decor easily and safely stored away for the next season in plastic bins instead of flimsy cardboard boxes!
Over the years I’ve purchased storage solutions here and there and the next year while I put things away makes me happy I did! Putting away Christmas is no longer a daunting task because I have a system that works for me that can be safely stacked in a corner of the basement collecting dust. I don’t have to worry about anything breaking, water damage or getting lost.