Happy New Year, Friends!
I bet many of you are gearing up to get all those Christmas decorations down and organized. After seeing all that red since Thanksgiving, I was very eager to get everything pack away and be able to relax with my usual shades of gray and blue!
Getting all those ornaments – and not to mention the tree (or trees in my case) – organized and stored away for yet another year does not need to be a daunting task.
How to Organize Christmas Ornaments
I like to organize all my decorations and ornaments by color where possible. I grabbed a bunch of these clear tote bins for $4 a piece. I highly suggest using the clear bins because it makes it easy to see what’s inside without having to go crazy with labels. One less thing to have to do, right?
As you can see, I have a bin with red ornaments, white ornaments and gold ornaments.
All my ornaments are shatterproof so I don’t worry about wrapping them. Anything that may be susceptible to damage, however, is first wrapped in tissue paper.
Ribbons that were on the tree are rewound and wedged into a corner so that they stay wrapped.
You can also purchase bins that are specifically made to separate and organize tree ornaments. They come with little cardboard dividers or individual pouches. Unless you have fragile ornaments, I personally wouldn’t go to the extra expense of these storage options.
How to Store and Organize Christmas Tree Lights
Christmas tree lights are rewrapped around the reel that I bought them on. If you threw out the reel or your lights didn’t come on one, they are cheap to purchase and are a lifesaver when it comes to keep the lights untangled and mess free.
How to Store Artificial Christmas Trees
Usually we take our tree apart and return it to the box in which it was delivered. This year, I had the opportunity to try out the Tree Classics Delux Upright Tree Storage Bag. If you hate all having to reassemble and fluff out your tree every year, then these are a great option. All you have to do is pull the bag up and over the tree and you’re done! The tree can be stored upright or on its side.
Since our trees go up into the attic, we opted to store them on their sides. If you have space in your garage or basement, vertical may be the way to go! These bags are really heavy duty by the way – so while they are not a cheap option – they will certainly last a long time.
How to Store and Organize Christmas Wreaths
Wreath storage bags or bins or another great option to keep the dust off your festive wreaths (or any other wreaths for that matter!). You can store them flat or hang them them on a nail to get them off the ground.
So there you have it. You’ve got the full scoop on how I store and organize my Christmas decorations! I’d love to know if what you do varies or any go-to methods that you have. Share all in the comments!
Happy New Year – here’s to a healthy and happy 2017!
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