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9 Holiday Decoration Storage Ideas

Looking to declutter after the Holidays? Proper holiday decor storage can help keep your space clean, protect your items, and make setting up for future holidays easier. From keeping wreaths in good condition with garment bags to repurposing egg cartons for ornaments, there are tons of ways to organize and store your holiday decor!

Declutter Old Decor

Holiday decor in trash. Photo by Instagram user @collectorcare1

Photo via @collectorcare1

Before you put away the stockings, tree, and Christmas lights, make sure you go through all of your holiday decor and get rid of anything broken or unused from this year. Decluttering old items will minimize the number of holiday decorations you put into storage and save you some time next year when you are putting up your holiday decorations!

Separate Seasonal Decor in Clear Storage Bins

A simple home storage hack is to organize all of your decor by holiday! Put items in stackable bins and label by occasion and decor type for easy identification. For example, put all Thanksgiving centerpieces in one box and 4th of July outdoor decor in another to help save time and prevent confusion when you go to grab items again the next year.

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Get Creative with Containers

You don’t have to buy expensive containers for holiday storage, take advantage of storage containers you already have! Try storing Christmas wrapping paper in a repurposed wire trash can or keeping all of your string lights in an old suitcase.

Repurpose Magazine Racks

Magazine racks holiday gift materials. Photo by Instagram user @getminimized

Photo via @getminimized

Magazine racks aren’t just for holding your favorite weekly reads. They’re also a perfect holiday storage solution for organizing gift bags, stationery, and wall decals by holiday!

Utilize Hanging Door Storage

Door storage with wrapping paper and gift supplies. Photo by Instagram user @turquoisehome

Photo via @turquoisehome

If your closet or storage room has a door, take advantage of the vertical space by using hanging door storage! With a shoe organizer or hanging bins, you can easily store holiday ornaments, wreaths, door signs, wrapping paper, ribbons, and much more in an easy-to-access place!

Try Clear Garment Bags

Not sure how to store larger holiday decor? Try garment bags! These bags help protect clothing from damage and dust while in storage—and they can do the same for your decorations! Cover any festive wreaths, door signs, stockings, and artificial trees using garment bags to help protect your holiday decor round.

Wrap Decor Around Cardboard

The worst thing about pulling your holiday decorations out of storage every year is having to unwrap and unwind knots in your twinkle lights, streamers, garland, and bead strands. Prevent the headache of untangling things by wrapping these items around a piece of old cardboard before storing them away.

Store Small Decor in Egg Cartons

If you have small holiday decor that’s fragile and hard to store, try using an empty egg carton to keep your decorations safe! This budget-friendly holiday storage idea is great for keeping precious Hanukkah ornaments, glass pumpkins, or Easter trinkets protected while in storage. Not to mention, it makes for a great way to recycle those old egg cartons you can accumulate throughout the year.

Reuse Toilet Paper Tubes

Cords stored in toilet paper tubes. Photo by Instagram user @amandaneeter

Photo via @amandaneeter

Egg cartons aren’t the only reusable item for holiday storage! Old toilet paper tubes are excellent for storing string lights, extension cords, and other miscellaneous holiday decor items. Simply stack the tubes inside of a holiday storage container to keep items neat and tidy!


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