Finally, I'm determined to make taking down the decorations as easy as possible; I've researched Christmas storage ideas and I'm sharing 15 that blew my tiny mind. I already utilize a few of these amazing Christmas storage ideas but I'm definitely implementing more. Anything to make life easier, right?!
First, I want to try and organize the baubles. I own a lot of vintage ornaments and baubles. Keeping them safe is the top priority! So let's check out the solutions offered by amazing bloggers around the globe.
The Incredible Christmas Storage Ideas:
Dawn from Creative Cain Cabin has done an excellent job creating her own custom cardboard dividers. The dividers fit inside plastic storage boxes and have two or three layers per box. This is an excellent idea that I may have to steal for myself.
Protecting my vintage baubles is a real concern and when I received them, the Etsy seller had wrapped them in cotton wool pleats. I like the cotton wool idea but I prefer something a little more uniform. If that makes sense.
Thalita over at Hello Yellow blog did a wonderful job creating this unique storage idea for Christmas ornaments! She took some foam core board like this, white plastic cups and a glue gun or super-strong double-sided tape.
A little crafty magic and voila, Thalita had created tiered storage that fits inside a big clear plastic box.
I think that the very first idea in this post lends itself to being able to store more baubles but this is an excellent idea if you have particularly brittle decorations that you want to protect.
Easy Upcycled Ornament Storage
Personally, I don't eat eggs but I do know someone who does and I'm going to have to request that they hold on to their next carton! If it's good enough for eggs, it's definitely good enough for vintage ornaments. Right?!
Apparently, you get apples in plastic containers.. which to me, is absolute madness. Anywho, it happens. And it's necessary apparently. At least it's useful for something more than apples; keeping your ornaments safe!
Not only do you want your decorations stored in a savvy way; so that they're easy to find and organized by room, you want to know what they are!
Jenn from iHeartOrganizing has created an excellent mini guide to help you organize your Christmas decor like a frickin pro! Plus, she provides free printable labels to help you organize your boxes well.
Down under, Katrina shows us how she organizes her Christmas decorations with under bed boxes like these. Using pre-divided gift boxes are a great idea if you couldn't be arsed cutting all that cardboard. I get it, I'd go the lazy route too. In fact, I just might!
Whether you purchase divided art bin storage or you decide to go the DIY cardboard route, using coffee filters to protect your ornaments is a genius idea!
Storing Similar Decorations In Ziploc Bags
This is a trick that I've been using for about a decade now. I only use Ziploc bags to store ribbons and beaded garlands for the tree because they get tangled so easily. It's a great idea and it saves so much time each year when you don't have to untangle countless garlands!
Chrissi has done a great job using plastic containers to store her baubles but she then uses even smaller boxes inside to store hooks for said baubles. Now obviously, these baubles aren't delicate in any way so they can be thrown into one box together. Adding the mini storage box with appropriate accessories is an excellent idea worth stealing!
A Christmas Closet
If you have enough space to create your own Christmas closet then Lowe's can help you get organized! I love the use of hanging storage organizers to store Christmas decorations. My wardrobe has one of these bad boys for storing sweaters etc.
Storing Christmas Lights Effectively From Lowe's
This close-up image is showing you exactly how to store those Christmas lights!
If you have that Christmas closet or even a garage to store your decorations, use hanging brackets to store wreaths.
How To Store Christmas Lights Effectively
This Christmas, it took four of us to untangle my dads Christmas lights. I've been using cardboard to wrap my Christmas lights like this for years because we were fed up with tangled lights every year! So I had to snap a picture and share it with Pops.
It's a GREAT idea but if possible, wrap it plug end first. This year we discovered we were going to have to wrap the lights from bottom to top which was quite awkward.
Beaded Garland Storage
As I mentioned above, I use sandwich bags to store garlands separately to avoid them getting tangled but if you have bottles you can store beaded garlands in there!
is SO useful for storing anything and everything; craft supplies, shoes, even yarn! I love the idea of slicing the bottom of the pockets to allow gift wrap to be stored.
Storing Christmas Candles To Protect Them
The queen of organizing Martha Stewart teaches us a great way to store candles! Wrap them in kitchen roll and use kitchen roll tubes to store the sticks safely. Storing them this way means you can avoid the candles getting dented or damaged.
Genius right?! I'm always throwing things in the drawer where my candles live so I'm going to store the baby pink Christmas ones like this.
Phew! What a flipping list. Are you ready to start thinking about taking your decorations down? I think I'm going to have to take it in stages or I might lose my mind. ? But I'm definitely going to be using a lot of these Christmas storage ideas!