5 ways to store your Christmas decor

The New Year has begun and it’s time to finally put away all those gorgeous Christmas decorations.

Packing it all away isn’t nearly as fun as putting it up, and I’m guessing none of you have a tradition of taking DOWN the tree together while drinking hot cocoa and listening to holiday music!

Here are a few simple steps to make the tear-down a little easier!

1. Ornaments

How do you store your glass bulb ornaments every year?

Here’s a brilliant idea for glass ornament storage using these cheap plastic cups to safely store bulbs individually from year to year.

Christmas Ornament Storage

Making these easy trays is really easy and you only need a few simple supplies.

2. Wreaths and Beads

Storing wreaths can be tricky, because you don’t want them to get all smushed over the next year. Hangers can be a great way to store and organize your wreaths!

What about the beads? Check out this genius idea using empty water bottles! How come I never thought about that myself!

Good Housekeeping shows a simple and effective way, and they share a lot of other Christmas decoration storage ideas too!

Storing beads and wreaths

3. Light Strands

Who likes untangling lights from a big messy pile?! Not me! And probably not you either!

This simple hack is great for light storage, and you probably have everything you need on-hand already.

Plus, when next year rolls around, you’ll be able to easily plug in the strands to see if any bulbs are out, without unwinding the whole thing!


4. Extension Cords

This is genius! Empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls make excellent storage for light-duty extension cords!

Plus, The Family Handyman has some more great ideas for organizing other hard-to-store items!


5. Packing it all Away

Label, label, label! I cannot stop shouting this out! and already created a post with my favourite things where I talk about my beloved Brother P-Touch Label Maker here.

However, I have recently discovered these little portable Bluetooth labellers and I am in love! Omg, so handy!

Yvonne at Stonegable Blog has some great storage tips for packing away all your Christmas decorations in an orderly fashion.

While the initial task of organizing and labeling bins may seem daunting, next-year-you will thank this-year-you for taking the time to do it!


Pin this post for reference when it comes time to take down your decorations or to refer to every year.

When do you take down your Christmas decorations? Do you have any storage tips for the rest of us?

*Post Updated 2022*

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