Holiday ornaments in storage box

10 Holiday Decoration Storage Ideas

It’s time to put away your holiday decorations! But how can you keep them organized so that you can quickly locate them and pull them out next year? 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
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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. This will help minimize the amount of holiday decorations you put into storage, and it means you won’t have to sort through things you no longer want when it’s time to decorate!

Separate Decor by Holiday

Holiday decorations organized in labeled bins. Photo by Instagram user @@ocd.nicolehildreth
Photo via @ocd.nicolehildreth

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 example, put all Thanksgiving centerpieces in one box and 4th of July outdoor decor in another.


Use Clear Storage Bins

Holiday decor in clear storage container. Photo by Instagram user @newlyneat
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Clear holiday storage totes are great for seeing which holiday decorations are in which box without having to dig through them! Not to mention, you can easily stack them in a closet or garage to make room for more boxes.

Get Creative with Containers

Wrapping paper in wire bin. Photo by Instagram user @mylittledesigncompany
Photo via @mylittledesigncompany

You don’t have to buy expensive containers for holiday storage. You can use items you already have around the house! 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 reads. They’re also a perfect holiday storage solution for organizing gift bags, stationary, and wall decals by occasion!

Utilize Hanging Door Storage

Door storage with wrapping paper and gift supplies. Photo by Instagram user @turquoisehome
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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 store holiday ornaments, wreaths, door signs, wrapping paper, ribbons, and much more in an easy-to-see place!

Try Clear Garment Bags

Garment bags over holiday wreaths. Photo by Instagram user @eventcraftstudio
Photo via @eventcraftstudio

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.

Wrap Decor Around Cardboard

Christmas lights wrapped around cardboard. Photo by Instagram user @abundanceorganizing
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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 these tangles by wrapping these items around a piece of cardboard before storing them.

Store Small Decor in Egg Cartons

Holiday ornaments in egg carton. Photo by Instagram user @carringtonconnects
Photo via @carringtonconnects

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.

Recycle 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 them inside a storage container to keep items neat and tidy!


Need more storage for your holiday decorations? Extra Space Storage has convenient self storage locations across the U.S. that can help you keep your home organized and clutter-free. Find a storage unit near you!

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