Christmas Decoration Storage

by Nilsa Cleland
(last updated February 8, 2013)

Christmas is fat upon us. This means that it is time to not only think of paying credit card bills that will soon show up in your mailbox but it is also time think of Christmas decoration cleanup. Having an organized method for putting away the Christmas decorations can make the aftermath of the holiday a joyous non-backbreaking festivity.

  • Do you have a place designated for your Christmas decorations? Having a specific location for your decorations can make the putting away part of the cleanup easier. Knowing where the containers and bags will be placed will save time and energy.
  • Sturdy plastic bins will help keep Christmas decorations in excellent condition for the following year's celebration. Picking up bins at flea markets, garage sales, and discount stores can save you big dollars in comparison to money used to replace crushed bows, ornaments and lights.
  • Having bins labeled with the decoration names will help with the storing process. Label the storage bins on both sides to make identification quicker. Once you have emptied the decoration box place the empty decoration box into the storage bin you will store the decorations.
  • Remember to place the heavier boxes and storage bins on the bottom of your storage area. Placing heavy items can destroy fragile ornaments.
  • Store similar decorations together. Keeping bows, ribbons, and gift box labels next to the wrapping paper will make storing the Christmas decorations a snap. You will find the storing of similar items easier to find Christmas decorations when you are searching for the Christmas tree lights and you find the lights right next to the Christmas tree.
  • Store the Christmas items you will be likely to use earlier in the Christmas season near the front of the Christmas decorations area. Keeping outside lights near the front of the Christmas decorations will make it quick to find and decorate your home. If you decorate your Christmas tree first, placing your Christmas tree and tree ornaments near the front of the Christmas decorations storage unit.
  • Discard Christmas ornaments that you will no longer use. Christmas decorations that have served their time and can no longer be used will only take up necessary storage area. Place a sticky note to a storage box of items to be purchased for the following year's decorations. Tremendous sales are offered after the Christmas holiday allowing you to purchase beautiful items at a much-discounted cost. Place the newer items in the appropriate storage bins for safekeeping throughout the year.

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year for many. Enjoy the many memorable times spent with family and friends. Do not stomp out the holiday cheer by dreading the coming of the storing of Christmas decorations day.

Author Bio

Nilsa Cleland

Nilsa is currently working on her first novel. She is author of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, and poems of which one has been published in a book of poetry. She and her husband reside in the foothills of one of Colorado's most beautiful mountains. ...

MORE FROM NILSA

Create a Clutter Inventory

A clutter inventory can keep all your keepsakes organized and easily accessible for all of your future needs. No need to ...

Discover More

Organizing a Music Library

Organizing a music library is dependent on your personal style. Do you enjoy organizing your music online or do you ...

Discover More

Finding More Time in the Day

Prioritizing your day can accomplish many tasks when you are having a busy day. Keeping priorities at the forefront is ...

Discover More

MAX Power! A powerful lithium-ion drill/driver that delivers 0-to-650 RPM and 115 inches-per-pound of torque in a lightweight, easy-to-use package. An anti-slip soft grip and LED worklight makes this tool a delight to use. Check out Black & Decker 20-Volt Cordless Drill/Driver today!

More Organizing Tips

Organizing Your School Items

Whether you are in grade school, or graduate school, school life is confusing and hectic enough with out adding to it. By ...

Discover More

Getting Kids Organized for School

When school is in session, it is easy for children to become overwhelmed and frustrated with the work that they have to ...

Discover More

Organizing a Suitcase

Whether you are going on a business trip, or you are simply getting out of town for the weekend with the family, all ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured organizational tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 8 + 3?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured organizational tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)