Dec 262012
 
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The new year is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to get – and stay! – organized.  Over the next year I’ll be bringing you articles filled with organizing tips, cleaning plans, lists, printables, and more in an effort to help you be on top of your game.  It’ll be a good way for me to make sure that we’re staying organized, too!

Holiday Decoration Storage Tips For Organizing Your Holiday Decor

To kick off your holiday decoration storage and organization, start by taking advantage of these after-Christmas sales and stock up on plastic storage bins.  Walmart and Target (as well as other places, I’m sure) generally discount them more at this time of year than any other.  Try to pick up a few in different colors.  That way you can color-code your storage and make things easier to find.

For example, we’ll be using green bins to store our Christmas decorations, red bins for spring holiday decorations (like Valentines and Easter), blue ones for summer holidays (July 4th, outdoor decor, etc.), and purple ones for the fall holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, general fall decor, etc.).  Everything else that needs to be stored will go in clear bins.

I’ll also be picking up some of the smaller bins that are on sale.  These will be for baking supplies (sprinkles, cookie cutters) that I don’t use as frequently, craft supplies, stationary, and other odds and ends.  Don’t worry – I’ll be giving you suggestions for storing, filling, ordering and accessing them over the coming months.

Oh – and you can definitely pick up the “specialty” storage boxes if you want, but you really don’t need them.  For example, the ornament boxes that have the divided compartments: in my experience they’re not as useful as you’d think.  The cardboard bends easily, if you have oddly-shaped or large ornaments they don’t fit, and it limits the amount you can pack into the bin.

Instead save egg cartons for the smaller, more fragile ornaments.  You can also pick up some of the clearance Christmas tins (round and square), pad them with some clearance tissue paper (or crumpled newspaper) in which to pack your ornaments.

Need more inspiration?  Check out all of my organization posts and my Organization Tips Pinterest board.

What are your tips for holiday decoration storage?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  6 Responses to “Holiday Decoration Storage Tips: How to Organize Holiday Decor”

  1. I don’t have much storage space except in the garage. I have hooks high on the walls for less used items and hang bags of wrapping paper & assorted decorations from them.

  2. Nice tips! I have different boxes in my garage for different stuff. I always make sure to organize the stuff in each box so I can find it easily next year!

  3. great tips

  4. We use plastic storage boxes as well! We have three large ones for Christmas decor and all of the tree ornaments, skirt, etc. We also have a long “under the bed” shoe box we use for wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue, tape, and more.

    • I love the idea of an under the bed box for wrapping supplies, but I can never find one that is long enough! It seems like wrapping paper rolls are getting longer, but storage boxes aren’t keeping up. Even the up-right plastic containers specifically for wrapping haven’t fit :(

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