STORAGEWORKS - December 12, 2023

Eliminating Holiday Overwhelm: Christmas Storage and Organization Hacks

A modern living room decorated with a beautifully lit Christmas tree, wrapped presents, and golden and silver ornaments.

'Tis the season of joy and merriment, but amidst all the celebrations, festivities can become frazzled and overwhelming. Finding the perfect gifts, accommodating house guests, keeping little ones behaved, managing family expectations – it all adds up! And just when the parties end and you can finally catch your breath, out comes the duty of carefully packing away all the beloved decorations.

Yet in the midst of the seasonal chaos, there is a silver lining to be found. We understand these holiday hassles all too well, which is why we've compiled clever solutions for keeping holiday spirits bright while your home stays decluttered. This Christmas, discover a path to tranquility with our thoughtfully designed products. Let's unwrap the secrets to a stress-free and joy-filled holiday season!

A handwoven seagrass Christmas tree collar cover the base of a fully decorated Xmas tree in the living room.

All these hanging organizers feature strong boards to support the weight of your belongings safely and to keep the shelves from losing shape. They also have useful side pockets to hold your smaller items while giving you easy access to the contents. The elegant, minimalist style means they can be employed openly, and they will blend into your decor with ease. Ideal for storing sweaters, shirts, knitwear, pants, handbags, shoes, hats, socks, ties, etc. Also, they are all collapsible, meaning that they can be easily stored when not in use.

Opt for an Artificial Christmas Tree

Choosing a faux Christmas tree isn't just a win for your home; it's a win for Mother Earth too! You get to enjoy the festive vibes with no sweeping up dropped needles after the holiday. If you're an eco-conscious holiday enthusiast, consider a faux tree made from recycled materials. It's a small step for you, but a giant leap for sustainable celebrations.

Now, let's decorate that plain tree base into a festive wonder with a Christmas tree collar. Not only does it keep curious pets and playful tots at bay, but it also adds a touch of texture and warmth to your holiday haven. Think handwoven seagrass, water hyacinth, or paper rope collars for an additional layer of cozy charm.

Post-festivities, give your tree a little TLC. Clean with a soft-bristled brush or a handheld vacuum with a brush attachment. And here's a pro tip: consider shrink-wrapping or popping it into a Christmas tree bag for storage. These bags are like holiday magic – they come with compression buckles, label holders, and some even have wheels for easy transportation. Store your festive evergreens upright in a cool, dry spot, and voilà – they'll be ready to dazzle next year!

A green Christmas tree storage bag with handles, dual zippers, label holder, and wheels on a  cozy rug next to a Xmas tree and a fireplace.

Wrap Fragile Ornaments and Trinkets

Decking those boughs with bangles bright and familiar is one of the most magical moments of the season! But discovering last year's decorations wrecked can dampen the jolliest mood faster than a lump of coal.

Reusing cherished ornaments both saves money and protects the planet while preserving nostalgic memories. To keep delicate decor dazzling as day one, storage matters. Choose an ornament-specific box with handy features like partitions, transparent lids, and built-in labels. These ornament storage containers seal out dust and moisture across seasons while neatly arranging up to 54 trimmings. Or get crafty with recycled household items like egg cartons and to-go cups!

For extra fragile ornaments, loosely wrap them in plain newsprint before boxing them up. Unwrap your winter wonderland next year knowing sensible steps now keep joyful memories safe and spirits bright!

An Xmas red and gray Christmas ornament storage bin storing holiday decorations - balls, presents, sheep and snowman plushes

Unknot the Lights and Garlands

Haphazardly packing string lights and garlands leads to tangled messes and damaged wires over time. Save yourself pre-season despair with storage solutions for proper care.

Before packing, wind strands neatly around cardboard cores or secure them with stretchy bands to avoid knots. And choose sturdy tubs over weak cardboard against curious paws or weather wear. Plastic bins and fabric storage preserves your sparkling strands while keeping wire chewers at bay! As for perishable trimmings, honor yearly change by responsibly composting these timeworn pieces.

With just minutes of mindful attention today, next year your decor illuminates the season even brighter!

Separate Outdoor from Indoor Items

When it comes to stowing away the rest of your festive decorations, the golden rule is to keep the outdoor pieces from the indoor decorations. Metal welcome signs differ greatly from delicate glass baubles in ideal storage conditions!

Before disassembling displays, snap a quick picture of your meticulously arranged decorations before tucking them away. This little photo magic will be your holiday memory saver, making it a breeze to recreate the setup next year. Because who needs the hassle of reimagining the perfect festive display? Not you!