Christmas Decoration Organization

How to organize your Christmas decorations and decor so you can find things! Organizing your Christmas decor so it is easy to find and does not get damaged. Christmas Decoration Organization Tips, Ideas and instructions.


How to organize your Christmas decorations and decor so you can find things! Organizing your Christmas decor so it is easy to find and does not get damaged. Christmas Decoration Organization Tips, Ideas and instructions.



I am not the most organized person in the world on a day-to-day basis. I am, however, a pretty organized person when it comes to holiday decor. My containers are color coded (green and red for Christmas, orange for Halloween, etc). I now pay for the containers with the flip closures so nothing tumbles out by accident (been there, done that, not at all fun), and I make use of the right storage containers, bubble wrap and markers! I make sure alike items – such as banister decor, sparkly decorations, tree decor, ornaments, etc are stored together. That way, if I don’t decorate the banister one year, I don’t need to haul up those boxes!

Christmas Decoration Organization Tips:

Buy plastic containers with flip and snap closures to prevent spills. If you have old containers, use them until they break before replacing with snap closure bins (I certainly do), but don’t over fill them so they don’t burst open.

How to organize your Christmas decorations and decor so you can find things! Organizing your Christmas decor so it is easy to find and does not get damaged. Christmas Decoration Organization Tips, Ideas and instructions.


Make use of plastic containers in an alike color scheme for each holiday so you will always know which box belongs to what holiday.

Label your containers where appropriate. I have indoor and outdoor lighted garland, and simply label my containers inside and outside so I know which is which.

Head over to your local big box store and buy the Snap ‘N Stack ornament containers. Sooooo worth the money! No broken ornaments!

Buy a Christmas Tree BOX. I tried the nylon softshells – believe me, a box is better. However, if you have a very large tree and have to haul it a distance from storage, the nylon softshells may be a more practical decision.

How to organize your Christmas decorations and decor so you can find things! Organizing your Christmas decor so it is easy to find and does not get damaged. Christmas Decoration Organization Tips, Ideas and instructions.


Buy hard wreath containers. The hardcases prevent the ribbons, bows and other wreath embellishments from being crushed.

Wrap your breakables in bubble wrap, or tissue paper to prevent breakage when saving the original box isn’t an option. I don’t advise printed newspaper as the print can (and will) rub off. If you can find unprinted newspaper rolls, get those! They last forever and can be used for many things. If you cann’t find newspaper rolls, you can always buy newspaper sheets.

Store alike decor in the same box. This is a must for me – that way, if I don’t decorate the banister one year, I don’t need to haul up those boxes from the basement! Labeling the outside of the box makes it super easy to know what type of decor lurks inside.

How to organize your Christmas decorations and decor so you can find things! Organizing your Christmas decor so it is easy to find and does not get damaged. Christmas Decoration Organization Tips, Ideas and instructions.


Store your packed holiday decor in the same area. It doesn’t have to be pretty if no one goes in that area, you just have to be sure the boxes won’t fall, they are out of the way, and most importantly, you can find and get to the decor when you need it!

What Christmas Decoration Organization tips do you have?


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  1. I suggest going thru your Christmas stuff every few years and discard what you dont use any more.. There is no use storing oodles of stuff if you’ll never use it ever again..
    Of course.. Its easy for me to say and not do. I moved in 15 years ago and combined my stuff with M’honeys and we’ve never discarded anything. His daughter wanted to go thru our stuff this year but she hasnt come over yet.. it would sure be nice if she’d come along & instigate a clearing out of stuff. 😉

    • LOL Kim! I said to Hubby that I am going through every box of Christmas stuff this summer, and donating what we no longer use (providing there isn’t any sentimental value attached). Now let’s see if I do it in July, or November.

      Ann

      • I should call her & tell her to come NOW.. Once it goes into the cubby hole upstairs, it wont come back out till next December… its too difficult to get to.

  2. I have been weeding out Christmas “stuff” for the past several years. I now decorate much more simply & have started bringing in fresh florals for the season. Love it.
    On a side note, but kind of related, we had an Open House between Christmas & New Year’s. Simple decor. Simple food. It was our best party ever. Or maybe it was just because I wasn’t stressing over any of it. Really enjoyed the whole experience!

    • I was saying to Hubby I wish we could do an Open House on New Year’s day instead of knocking ourselves out on Christmas Eve. I think it would be more “fun”, less stress. Your experience makes me really consider it for next year, Patti.

      Ann

  3. But Ann I really need to get some of those snapware ornament containers. Those look like they work great. You showed them last year too I think. Maybe next year I’ll remember to pick some up!

    • Patti, I highly recommend them! My Christmas decor packing and stacking changed completely once I added those to the storage mix. I no longer worry about ornaments getting crushed, where the ornament boxes are (it is pretty obvious), and they stack well.

      Ann

  4. Ann,

    I work for a senior building and am in charge of decorations. I have so many decorations for each holiday and large flags and wreaths but I work with a small budget. Any suggestions on organizing such large quantities?

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