6 Holiday Decoration Storage IdeasDecember 25, 2018
The holidays are a festive, fun time with friends and family. They can also be a little hectic as you move through the details of travel plans, food, decorations, people, and more. Then, when the holidays start winding down, you have to figure out where to store all those decorations. Here are some holiday decoration storage ideas to help you get a handle on the holidays:
1. Dedicate Storage Space to Holiday Decorations
Think about how much storage space your holiday decorations need and then carve out a dedicated space in your home to store them. This could be a specific area of the basement or attic, a hall closet dedicated to various holiday decorations, a section of the garage, or another area entirely.
Having a space dedicated to storing holiday decorations makes them easy to find when it’s time to put them up around the house. It also makes putting them away easier because you don’t have to try and find space or make space for them.
2. Store Specific Holiday Decorations Together
No matter how you decide to contain and store individual decorations, it’s a good idea to keep all the decorations for one holiday stored in the same place. In doing so, you don’t have to look in a bunch of different places to get your Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or other holiday decorations out.
Instead, you know where all of your decorations are and can easily find what you need for a specific holiday. This can make decorating a more enjoyable process as well. Instead of having to sift and sort through a bunch of decorations for various holidays to find what you need, you can jump right into decorating.
3. Use Clear Storage Containers
Storage containers come in a variety of colors and patterns. Although it may be tempting to grab a colorful container, it’s a good idea to stick with clear containers so you can see what’s inside them without having to open each one and search for what you need.
Labels can help tell you what’s inside a container, but being able to see it means you don’t have to put labels on every side and you know what is in each container even when they are stacked. Using clear resealable bags for small items within a container is also helpful.
4. Reuse Egg Cartons and Apple Containers for Storage
When it comes to storing individual decorations together, you can get creative. Plastic apple containers and egg cartons are a great way to store individual decorations like Christmas tree ornaments.
They are also a great way to contain small decorations and also protect anything fragile. Additionally, these can be placed in a larger storage container along with other holiday decorations and you won’t have to worry about them getting lost or having to dig around in the container to find them.
5. Organize Wrapping Paper
Wrapping paper can easily get out of hand, especially when you have several rolls on hand for the holidays. You can place rolls of wrapping paper in a clean wastebasket to help keep them contained. You can also use a see-through garment bag to store wrapping paper in one place with the advantage of being able to hang it up.
Another option is to take an over-the-door shoe organizer and cut the bottoms out of the upper and middle rows. This creates sheaths with bottom pockets that allow you to corral your wrapping paper and hang them out of the way to store them. If you have an old kitchen or bar stool that you no longer use, you can simply turn it upside down and organize your wrapping paper inside it. Using this method you can also hook hanging baskets or bags onto the crossbars to store ribbon, tape, and anything else you need for wrapping gifts.
6. Keep Lights From Tangling
Strings of lights are popular decorations for Halloween, Christmas, and other holidays. But, light strings are easily tangled, especially when they go in and come out of storage. Keep your lights from tangling by wrapping them around a piece of cardboard before storing them.
You can cut notches into the sides of the cardboard to keep the lights secure and untangled as you wrap and unwrap them. Because they are wrapped around a piece of cardboard, the light strings lay relatively flat, which reduces the amount of space they take up in a container and allows you to store them with other items without causing tangles.
With these holiday decoration storage ideas, you can take some stress out of the holidays and focus on the fun. Plus, you’ll end up dealing with less clutter! If the holidays have you dreaming about your own custom home, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090 to make your dream home a reality!