We all love the excitement of getting out the tree and decorations. However, most of us hate the chore of putting them away again in January. Read on for our Christmas tree storage ideas and tips on how to organise Christmas decorations when the time comes to take them down.
When you are putting up your Christmas tree and decorations, consider how easy it is. Or how difficult. If you learn the best way to pack Christmas ornaments, you will be making life easier for yourself. And you are less likely to break or damage your beloved decorations. Plan not only how you will store your Christmas tree, but how you will store Christmas tree ornaments and decorations too.
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How to Organise Christmas Decorations
Christmas is a time of joy and celebration. Once it’s over, you’re left to deal with the chore of taking down the tree, packing away the ornaments and storing away the decorations.
You want your decorations to be in tiptop shape for the next Christmas, so how you store your cherished items is important. There is a right and a wrong way to put away your decorations, but by adhering to the following rules, you can make sure your Christmas goodies will last a lifetime.
Christmas Tree Storage Ideas
Artificial Christmas trees can be great. But storing them is not an easy. You definitely need some sort of Christmas tree storage container.
If you have an artificial Christmas tree, follow these tips.
When you’re taking down the Christmas tree, as you take down each row of branches, put a rubber band around the stems to hold them together.
Write on the rubber band what number the row is. Put these branches in bags specifically made for storing artificial Christmas trees. You don’t want to use regular cardboard as moisture will affect the tree. then you’ll end up with a tree that stinks.
If you take the time now to label each row of branches as you put them away, you won’t have the problem of trying to figure out which branch belongs on which row.
Think about using a Christmas tree storage bag. You can store them in purpose made bags like this. Some of them are roller bags which make it easy to drag it out to your garage or shed.
You could even think about making your own Christmas tree storage box. Or even tube. How about one like this?
Caring For Your Christmas Fabrics
If you’re putting away any fabrics, such as tablecloths and napkins, towels, Christmas afghans, rugs, etc. don’t place them in a cardboard box. If you usually store your seasonal decorations in your attic and there’s a leak, these items will get damaged by the wetness.
You’ll end up with a box full of mildewed linens that have to be tossed into the garbage. And if any of those items are heirlooms, you’ll end up feeling disappointed and upset. Instead of cardboard boxes, store these materials in a suitcase or an airtight plastic container. Get one with a snap on lid, not one that pulls out like a drawer.
Keep Your Christmas Wreath Round For Longer
If you’re saving your Christmas wreaths, buy the round containers that are specifically made for wreaths. There is no point trying to cram a round wreath into a square hole!
Christmas Wrapping Paper Storage Ideas
For Christmas wrapping paper that’s left over, put these in the tube containers that were invented for this purpose. It’ll keep the paper from unravelling and the ends from splitting and tearing.
Or how about this for the greatest idea ever!
How to Store Christmas Lights
Before packing away the Christmas lights, always check each strand to make sure all the bulbs light up. Then, forget the boxes they came in. Don’t try to save them in the same boxes.
It’s like trying to stuff an elephant into a thimble. Instead, wrap the lights in strands, secure them in place with twist ties and store the lights in small plastic containers that you can place down inside larger containers. I think this is the best way to store Christmas tree lights.
Or you can buy a special container to store your Christmas lights.
A bag like this, with winder reels would be a great help.
Store Your Christmas Village Safely
Wrap each Christmas village piece in bubble wrap and store back in it’s original box then place that box in the large plastic container. You should have room in the same container the lights are stored in.
Best Way to Pack Christmas Ornaments
Wrap all Christmas ornaments in bubble wrap even if they’re not breakable. This keeps them from getting chipped.
Also wrap all Christmas candles in bubble wrap before packing them away in plastic storage containers. The bubble wrap prevents the candles from having chunks gouged out of them.
Your Christmas Decoration Storage Ideas
These are my Christmas decoration and Christmas tree storage ideas. Now it’s over to you. What are your great tips and tricks. Either the best way to pack Christmas ornaments or your Christmas tree storage ideas.