Tuesday, January 3, 2023 / by Sonya Reiselt
Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to take down all our gorgeous decorations and organize them to be ready for the next season. While this task can often seem daunting, making sure you have the necessary supplies and staging your decorations will make the task a whole lot easier to do.
Whether you have a vast collection or are more of a minimalist, you still want to protect these precious decorations and make life easier with an organization that will use less space in your home and make things easier to find next season. So, let’s start with the tips!
Get rid of broken & unwanted decorations- This is always the first step. Don’t keep decorations that have outlived their usefulness. If they have broken parts (that you cannot fix) or you really don’t use them anymore, get rid of them. If they are intact and you just don’t use them, consider donating them.
Ornaments- Many ornaments are very fragile and require extra care when storing them. Consider ornament boxes which come with extra padding for protection. Many of the boxes available are hard plastic on the outside and sealed to protect from outer elements.
Wreaths- Clear garment bags work great to protect your wreaths from damage and dust build up. This can work for door signs and stockings as well.
Wrapping Paper- Two genius hacks for storing wrapping paper is to utilize a tall garbage can where the rolls can be put into and easily accessible, or to use an over the door storage hanger.
Gift bags, cards, stationery, and note cards- Plastic magazine racks are a wonderful way to store and organize these materials. Use clear plastic ones and label each. Very easy to view the contents and grab what you need at any time.
String Lights & Extension Cords- Zip ties or old toilet paper tubes are excellent for organizing and storing your string lights and extension cords. Once you’ve secured them, you can then organize them in a clear plastic container and label.
Other holiday décor- Bubble wrap! With any fragile décor, always use bubble wrap to ensure your pieces will not get broken in the off-season.
If possible, try to use clear plastic containers that you can organize in your storage space. This allows you to easily view the contents and find what you are looking for at any time.
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