Christmas Décor Storage Tips Your Future Self Will Thank You For

Christmas Décor Storage Tips Your Future Self Will Thank You For

Lydia Lohshini by Lydia Lohshini on Dec 20, 2016
Why you should care

Half the battle or Christmas decor is in unravelling the fairy lights. Do yourself a favour this year.

We always start the Christmas season by kicking ourselves for the disorganised mess that is our Christmas décor storage “system”. Keep these storage tips so you can be prepared.

Prevent breakage and heartache (and headaches!) next Christmas when you open those boxes.

Belt It

Christmas trees can be quite a handful. From stripping them of lights and baubles to folding and (attempting to) stuff them into a box, the entire process is tedious. That’s why this trick to fit your tree back into its box with ease is a…gift.

Use old belts to cinch your tree to make it fit into the box. We use belts instead of strings and ropes because it will be easier to remove: just unbuckle, no cutting or tugging required.

storing christmas tree

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Cartons & Containers

Baubles and other tree decorations are often fragile and we end up having to buy new pieces each year because poor storage techniques cause them to crack, break, or go missing.

The best way to store tree decorations are by using containers or boxes that have individual slots or pockets.

christmas storage baubles

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Roll & Tuck

The cardboard cylinders at the end of toilet rolls now have a good use – storing fairy lights. The roll keeps your lights tangle free and protects the small bulbs from breaking. By simple chucking them into bags, they’re at risk of tangling and even cracking.Image: Christmas-lights-storage

protecting christmas lights

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Stocking Stuffers

Your Christmas stockings can be put to good use even after the festivities. The stockings’ soft fabric, can help you cushion fragile decorations. Store your oddly shaped or fragile ornaments in Christmas stockings to keep them safe.

Wrap the Wreath

Christmas wreaths are a special part of the season, which is why you should be storing them with as much care as your favourite pair of boots! We often find ourselves just tucking them into boxes or even plastic bags, then regretting it the following year because it’s dented or broken.

Skip the hassle and slip the hoop of the wreath onto a sturdy hanger before covering it with a plastic dry cleaning bag. This will not only keep the wreath in shape but also prevent dust build up.

Gather the Garlands

Just like lights, garlands can end up in a tangled mess when not stored properly. Plastic water bottles come in handy to prevent all the frustration of detangling the twisted strings. Store your beads in the bottles before placing them into boxes for easy handling.

christmas garland packing

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Before packing and storing, it’s always best to determine what you should keep and toss. And when you’re storing, remember to label every box and packaging to ease next year’s Christmas decorating process.

Why you should care

Half the battle or Christmas decor is in unravelling the fairy lights. Do yourself a favour this year.

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