When it comes time to put away your holiday décor, do you find yourself feeling stressed and overwhelmed? It isn’t nearly as fun putting it away as it is getting it out, is it? Well this year, don’t stress. Instead, give these thrifty Christmas decoration storage hacks a try.
8 Holiday Decoration Storage Hacks
1. Save those egg cartons.
Egg cartons offer easy storage and great cushioning for those fragile ornaments. Simply drop an ornament in each compartment and close the lid. It is a quick and easy way to keep those fragile decorations safe. source – Ask Anna
2. Wrap your lights.
Cut a large square of cardboard and use it to wrap your holiday lights around. Make a slit near the edge to run the end of the cord through. Then, just start wrapping the lights around the cardboard. Make an additional slit to run the opposite end of the cord through. Also, label whether they are tree, house, outside etc lights. source – Martha Stewart
3. Use plastic cups in plastic bins.
Glue cheap plastic cups to cardboard to hold your breakable Christmas ornaments safely. source – Dollar Store Crafts
4. Use old stockings to protect your specialty holiday candles.
I don’t know anyone that burns their special Christmas candles (at least not in one season). So you need a way to store them safely. Use old stockings to cover your candles before you tuck them in a storage container. source: Good Housekeeping
5. Re-think taking apart your tree.
If you use an artificial tree, rethink taking it apart to store it. If you have the room, simply place a trash bag over the tree and tie up the bottom. Or there are bags that you can buy for this purpose. This will keep dust and debris off the tree and save you the hassle of having to remove and store the branches (not to mention figuring out how to put it all back together again next year).
6. Use a water bottle to store garland.
Use plastic bottles to store garland tangle free and ready to use next year. source – Tip Junkie
7. Use old linens.
Use old bath towels and sheets as cushioning for your Christmas villages and other breakable ornaments. Tear the linens into smaller pieces and use them to wrap these items. It is so much cleaner than using newspaper (that ink gets on your hands and can get on your ornaments and ruin them), and the linens can be washed as needed. Most importantly, the linens will keep your fragile items safe.
8. Utilize hangers.
You can hang wreaths onto hangers for easy storage. You can also layer your holiday linens on hangers to keep them high, dry, and wrinkle free. Light strands also do well when strung over hangers. source – Good Housekeeping
Give these Christmas decoration storage hacks a try and next year you’ll be happy you did when you start to decorate for Christmas again!
What are your favorite tips for storing Christmas decorations?
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