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Christmas Storage can feel daunting. If you plan ahead and use several different solutions it will make the Christmas storage task seem less overwhelming. We love to “deck the halls” out for the Christmas holiday. I don’t want my lights to be tangled or my ornaments to get broken. What about the garland or candles from centerpieces? I have listed a solution for all of those basics and more.
I like to do it as inexpensively as possible as long as it is efficient. Sometimes spending a little money for the proper Christmas storage containers is necessary but they last for years. Review the list and see what will help organize your Christmas decorations.
Christmas Storage Hacks
When you are grocery shopping you will probably come across the empty apple cartons.
They are usually plastic or cardboard. My larger size ornaments fit perfectly into the apple cartons.
Then egg cartons to hold my small ornaments. Great way to recycle and keep Christmas ornaments from breaking.
The idea is from Make Life Lovely.
This is another option from Amazon: Ornament Storage
So the idea of storing then between two paper plates is a fantastic idea.
This is a Christmas storage idea by Busy Moms Helper.
An easy storage idea is to drop them in a plastic container filled with large plastic cups.
They fit in beautifully and are protected by the sides of the cup.
A storage idea by How Does She
See also: Plush Velour Lines Adjustable Storage
Do you have delicate glass icicles to store?
Placing them in a long cardboard tube, like from paper towels, is such a clever idea.
It keeps them from breaking and is easy storage.
Creative storage idea by Sand and Sisal.
Wrapping Paper Storage
This is such a simple but amazing idea.
A clear garment bag to store the wrapping paper in.
It allows you to store it and see what you have available. I love the idea of having the option to hang it up.
This is a creative idea by That Chic Site.
See also: Clear Garment bags
A shoe organizer that fits on the back of the door is perfect for storing wrapping paper.
I would never have thought of this but when you see it in use it is ingenious.
This is a creative storage tip from The Krazy Coupon Lady.
See also: Mesh Show Organizer
Three ideas for Artificial Tree Storage
I think the idea of shrink wrapping your tree with the lights on it is a fabulous idea.
This has a tutorial to demonstrate just how easy the process can be. It is certainly worth a try to save space and time.
A creative idea by EPBOT.
A rolling Christmas tree bag could not be simpler.
You may purchase a rolling bag to put your tree in which will help store and is easy for one person to use since it is on wheels.
A creative Christmas storage idea from House of Holiday.
See Also: Rolling Christmas Tree Storage Bag
A final idea to wrap the tree with everything on it. Yes, that is right! Don’t remove anything and wrap it with heavy duty stretch wrap.
It is easy and won’t take long.
This storage idea is by Design Dazzle.
If you use lots of ribbons like we do this is perfect for keeping it organized and untangled.
A great DIY project but amazingly simple. A swinging arm skirt rack makes the perfect ribbon dispenser and storage rack.
This is a creative idea by Listotic.
See also: Swing Arm Hanger
One more great way to store your ribbon and save space is to put it on a wooden hanger.
Yes, you can hang it in the closet until you are ready to use again. Don’t forget to wrap up come Peppermint Cookies as a gift.
A great idea by Trendenser.
See also: Wooden Hangers
The Christmas lights can become such a tangled mess if they are not stored properly.
I never knew it was so easy to store small lights on a cardboard poster tube. They wrap easily and don’t tangle which is always my goal.
Enjoy this creative idea by Modern Homemaker.
Large Outdoor Lights
The outside lights are usually a little larger and you have more to store. I love the idea of wrapping them around on pieces of cardboard.
Then they can be stored in a plastic tub. Don’t forget to label it so you know exactly where it goes for next year!
Christmas Storage idea by Country Living
I love the way the icicle lights hang from the house but not getting them tangled is not an easy task.
I saw this idea to wrap them in butcher paper and roll and it turned into a great idea or hang them on an extension cord holder by the main thread and hang up on a nail.
Creative storage idea by Schick Fun Ideas.
Do you have an assortment of leftover tissue paper? It always seems to get wrinkled quickly in our house.
The idea of hanging the tissue paper on kids size hangers seems to make sense. They are a perfect size and you can see what you have available.
Creative storage by Delightful Order.
I like the beaded garland but sometimes it becomes a tangled mess and I end up throwing it away.
So I came across this great idea of storing it in a water bottle. What a great thought.
This idea is from Tip Junkie
Artificial Wreath Storage
If you want to keep your wreath in a manner that makes it reusable, in other words not flat. It is amazing to put it on a hanger and cover with a trash bag.
It is so easy and it keeps it clean and somewhat fluffy and full. They can be hung on a storage rack in the basement or attic.
A great idea by Sew Many Ways
Another easy way to store your wreath is in a wreath bag.
It just depends on what your individual likes and dislikes are and also in the storage space you have available.
A storage idea by Home-Storage-Solutions-101.
See also: Wreath Storage Container
Bows, Tags, Scissors, and Tape
Everything can fit on a rolling storage cart in bins.
I think it is a great idea to have a portable wrapping station while preparing for the holiday and then bag it or put a sheet over it and it is ready for storage.
A holiday storage idea by This Little House Of Mine.
See Also: Rolling Storage Cart
A storage container that is enclosed and has drawers is another way to go for storing your wrapping items.
I had one of these plastic drawer containers and just recycled it to fit my wrapping needs.
A storage hint by Wrapped In Rust.
See also: Plastic Drawer Container
It is great to keep your artificial pine garland looking fresh after storing it.
I like to use it on my banister every year. So putting it in a plastic garbage can is perfect to keep it protected.
I love the creative holiday storage idea by How Does She.
I love using candles in my centerpieces or as decorations for the holiday.
So I need to be able to store them properly for next year. I found a helpful hint for my taper candles and votive candles.
I love to recycle items in my house. A storage idea by Green and Frugal.
In order to keep artificial swags looking great, store in a trash bag and layer in a container.
You can label the swag as to what area it belongs in the house for next year.
Christmas storage idea by Sand and Sisal.
Those heavy stocking hangers can easily become lost, chipped or damaged.
Place each hanger inside the soft stocking for safekeeping to next year.
A great Christmas storage idea by Sand and Sisal.
We usually purchase or create a different Christmas card each year.
If you keep them organized you may utilize a variety of leftover cards for the following year. However, they need to look great so proper storage counts.
A special storage bin by 36th Avenue will do the trick.
See also: Greeting Card Keeper
Special Christmas Books and Movies
We have some real family favorite books and movies.
My concern with storage and preserving these items is huge.
So this box by 36th Avenue puts my mind at ease when I am doing Christmas storage.
We have numerous electrical cord we use for Christmas. So when putting them away I want them organized and labeled for next year.
This simple DIY cord organizer is perfect for my holiday storage.
A DIY project by The Homes I Have Made
Seasonal Table Linens and Napkins
I have found that storing my grandmother’s tablecloth and napkins properly, that have been handed down to me, is an important task.
So I don’t want to risk any damage to them. Utilizing pants hangers in the linen closet or a wide flat drawer in the kitchen or china cabinet is perfect.
A great storage solution from Bright Settings
Candy and Cookie Jars
Do you have some old candy dishes, precious glassware and a mixture of new cookie jars?
I have read several articles on how to store them properly after the holiday. If you treat them carefully they will last forever.
So follow the hints provided by Depression Elegant Glass.
Moisture and Mold
On a final note if you are storing in the garage, attic or basement be careful about the moisture levels which can cause mold.
A great idea is to save your silicone packets and include them in with the stored items.
This was a great Christmas storage idea from Make Life Lovely.
So many great Christmas storage tips to keep my decorations safe, dry, and organized. I could not be happier with all the ideas that I was able to find. It did not cost me much because I could repurpose some things that I already had in my home. I purchased a few items that will last me for years. If you have any new storage ideas or advice please leave your tips in the comments. Also, if you try any of the above tips, tell me how they worked for you. Happy Holidays!