Last week, we wrote about some things you could start on now to have a more organized and less stressful Christmas. One of those tips was to take stock of what decorations you already have and to determine what you will need to buy new or make replacements for this year. Another element of that process, which will make things easier for next year, is to revisit your storage situation.
Is your attic or basement filled with old boxes, scribbled with notes of what they contain? Or maybe no labels and each box’s contents are a surprise each year? For some people, the thought alone of getting everything out of storage can be enough to prevent them from starting decorating any time before the very last minute. But what if everything was organized and in its place? Neat and orderly and no longer intimidating or aggravating. Think about it – it sounds lovely, doesn’t it?
Well did you know that there are now storage solutions for nearly every type of Christmas decoration? Whether it is wrapping paper or ornaments – there is a piece designed to keep it safe from damage and accessible when you need it. Here are some ideas to start with – click on each image to be taken to the source.
Pick your poison but each are designed to keep fragile elements safe throughout the year.
Giant Catch-All Boxes
For the large items once your dishwasher box has deteriorated beyond duct tape-able repair.
Wrapping Paper Storage
Festive paper doesn’t get old, it goes vintage – keep it in good shape for the future.
Like a hat box – but for a wreath (or two).
Christmas Light Storage
We’ve all been there.. save your sanity (and the tiny bulbs) from the dreaded light knot.
Beat the rush and order some of these items now, then transfer your decorations into them as you take stock for Christmas. When it comes time to decorate (and in time, undecorate), you’ll be organized and ready to go!