Holiday Decoration Storage Ideas & Tips

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is over, and it’s time to put away all those holiday decorations. Are you looking forward to putting away all your holiday decorations or dreading the thought?Holiday-Decoration-Storage-Ideas ~Christmas ornaments, trees, wreaths, and lights storage ideas.

I’m looking forward to putting away all my holiday decorations. Not because I’m a Scrooge, but because I can’t wait to organize them! You see, prior to 2013, I didn’t put much thought into organizing my holiday decorations because our tree only had two main colors; red and gold.

Then last year, I changed our tree to blue and gold. Since it was a small change, I didn’t think to organize my ornament boxes and haphazardly threw everything into the same containers. Definitely NOT the best way to organize, which is probably why it took so long for me to decorate this year.

To help make next year’s holiday decorating less time-consuming, I’ve gathered some great holiday decoration storage ideas from fellow bloggers that recycle or use things you already have around the house.

General Holiday Storage Ideas

Find tips on storing and organizing all sorts of Christmas decorations. 

Christmas Light Storage Ideas

Find inexpensive ways to organize and store Christmas lights. I like using Ziploc bags and twist ties to help organize my lights.

Christmas Ornament Storage Ideas

I think ornament storage is currently my biggest challenge. I have a lot of unusually shaped fragile ornaments, so I wrap my ornaments in tissue and place into a large plastic box. Below are some ideas for custom ornament storage boxes that work for the basic round or non-fragile ornaments. Have you used any of these ideas or something similar for your ornament storage?

Some other tips I’ve seen for ornament packing material is bubble wrap, coffee filters, tissue paper, felt, and batting.

Wreath & Christmas Tree Storage Ideas

I have a Christmas Tree storage bag with wheels, but I thought these DIY tree storage ideas were clever. I really liked Thea’s sewn tree bag and might have to use her idea for making a wreath storage bag. 

If you have a holiday decoration storage ideas or tips, please share it by leaving a comment below.

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  1. Wow….all the ideas are just awesome. Looking forward to using this. Thanks a lot for sharing such creative tips with us.

  2. Another wonderful post! YOU ARE SO CREATIVE! I am always on the lookout for new organizational methods and decorating tips and you never cease to amaze me with all these awesome tips! Thank you so much for sharing, it is so wonderful to be able to find these light and refreshing posts on home decor!

  3. Thanks for the good ideas!.. My favorite is the zip lock for lights- such a duh, why didn’t I think of that moment! I am happy to have found your blog via the link up with Katherine’s Corner et. al.

  4. These are some great storage tips! I’m going to be putting things away this week. Sometimes I wait until after New Year’s, but once Christmas day is over, I’m pretty much done with the Christmas decor. I don’t use ornament boxes. I put collectibles back in their little boxes and the rest I store in plastic storage containers and individually wrapped in bubble wrap. I’m just lazy that way. 🙂

    1. I used to keep the ornament boxes, but it gets kind of overwhelming after 17+ years of ornament collecting 🙂 The only ornaments I keep in the original boxes are the hand blown glass ornaments and the expensive glass ones. I wrap everything else in tissue and pack in plastic storage containers.