To protect your wreath and prevent it from falling apart or getting dusty, try this! Simply put your wreath in a garbage bag to keep it nice, clean, and totally dust free. Hang the wreath on a hanger to keep it from getting squished in storage.
If you used a beaded garland, here’s a great way to store it; Take an empty bottle and slide the garland into it! It will keep your garland from getting tangled while reusing those plastic waterbottles. However, you could also store it in a reusable water bottle for an even more enviornmetnally friendly hack.
I highly suggest using clear containers when storing Christmas decorations. It makes it so much easier to pull out what you need the next year without having to rifle through everything. If clear containers aren’t something you’re interested in, label your boxes instead! It’ll save tons of time when you know right where everything is located.
Use a fabric over-the-door shoe organizer to store your wrapping paper. Just cut holes through the bottoms of the dividers and slide the wrapping paper through it! You can even hang this on the back of a door for effective storage.
I hate pulling out my Christmas lights to see a tangled nightmare! Prevent this headache and wrap them around a piece of cardboard. You can stack them easily, and they won’t tangle!
Use an old hanger to wrap up your lights! This is really great if you store your supplies in a closet, because your can easily hang them up.
An egg carton is the perfect tool to help to store small and fragile ornaments. All you have to do is put one ornament in each slot and then store them away.
For bigger ornaments, use plastic apple containers to store them! Just like the egg carton, all you need is to put one ornament in each spot. These are a bit more tricky to store, but you can fit at least six containers in a storage bin.
Use crisscrossing pieces of cardboard in a Tupperware (or other container) to create ornament dividers. Thick and firm Tupperware is the best, but use whatever you have access to.
If you want to make the next year even easier, then label where your decorations belong! You’ll pull it out a year later and know exactly where to put it!
Wrap an old belt around your artificial tree before your store it away for the remainder of the year. It tightens the branches to make it easier to store, creating a smaller tree that takes up less storage space.
A hose reel is a fantastic way to store your Christmas lights if you have a lot of them. Simply roll them up (like you would a hose) to keep them untangled and organized.
Invest in a gift wrap storage container that will keep all your wrapping supplies organized! This keeps things so much easier when it comes time to wrap presents. Don’t forget to add labels for easy access.
Put plastic cups in a container to store your ornaments. To double up, just put a piece of cardboard over those and add a new layer of cups!
Use a hamper to store your ribbons in a tangle free way! Simply stick the ribbons through one of the slots so that you can easily access your ribbons.
Stick a rod in a container and then hang tied ornaments from them. This is an easy and effective way to store ornaments. However, precious keepsakes can be broken, so only try this with the ornaments you aren’t as attached to.
Use a shoe storage box (the kind that go under your bed!) to store any and all types of Christmas ornaments and other decorations. Buy one with specialized divders to organize by color.
If you really want to store your tree well, then use shrink wrap it! It takes quite a bit of product, but this keeps the tree clean, fresh, and prevents some damage from happening.