Christmas Decoration Storage

Written 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

Organizing Your Medical Records

Maintaining an organized system for your medical records can save you from getting frustration as you seek updated ...

Discover More

Organizing Your Car

Whether you spend days working from your car or use your car occasionally to run errands, an organized car is necessary. ...

Discover More

Finding Time for Yourself

Stress is just seconds away if we do not become aware of the symptoms. Headaches, body aches, and illnesses can become a ...

Discover More

Find the Right Tool Right Away Finally, a homeowner's set that includes all the tools needed to complete basic DIY projects at an affordable price! The tools are stored in a molded case for security and portability. Check out Stanley 65-Piece Homeowner's Tool Kit today!

More Organizing Tips

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

Preparing a Family Meeting

Family meetings are great for a multitude of reasons. Not only are they able to help keep family members in touch with ...

Discover More

Calculating the Cost of College

The importance of college simply cannot be overstated. In fact, it is quickly becoming apparent that a college degree of ...

Discover More
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}] (all 7 characters, in the sequence shown) 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 three more than 6?

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