We all know what holidays and festivities bring us. That is the time for family, great food, amazing gifts, and lavish decorations. But if it ever happened to you that after taking down your decorations you suddenly have more accessories than storage space, you wouldn’t be the first! Just like “a girl can never have too much jewelry” (and if you know of you know what I mean), a home can never have too many decorations.  But don’t you worry because, after these tips, you will never find yourself in that trouble again. If you put more effort into packing now, next season it will be much easier to decorate your home.

The key is in the organization

Start by sorting all your decorations. You could do this by categories, such as “exterior decorations” and “interior decorations”, by rooms (decorations for the living room, kitchen, children’s rooms), or the order in which you remove them. Be sure to choose the order that best suits your holiday habits.

Stickers, Stickers, Stickers

Nothing can be more frustrating than when you’re flipping through cardboard boxes looking for a particular item. Make this process less stressful and save some time in the next holiday season by ticking every single item in the box on the stickers.

Pack the decorations into egg cartons

Egg cardboard boxes are ideal for storing fragile Christmas decorations. They are ideally suited, in shape and size, for most decorations. You can stack the boxes on top of each other and keep the decorations in them.

Use zip bags

If you want to separate your decorations by color, shape or size, pack them in larger zip bags. This will make it easier for you to evenly frame your Christmas tree next year by focusing on a particular color, shape or size. This packing and sorting method is great for breakable plastic ornaments.

Make use of plastic containers

Plastic containers or boxes are also practical for disposing of decorations. You can put them in any storage in your home.  It is an investment that will pay off if you have a lot of breakable decorations to keep. The original purpose of these boxes may be to store shoes, food, toys or tools, but what is important is that they can keep as many decorations as possible.

Use paper baskets for muffins and cookies

Use coffee filters or paper baskets for muffins as additional protection. Your decorations will be as cushioned as in the pillow and will be safe and secure until next year.

Get a box where the decorations can hang

A good suggestion for storing ornaments is a box where you will hang the ornaments literally – so they hang. you have to do is find the right bars, slightly longer than the box, drill the appropriate holes and, when you push them in, hang the ornaments on them.

Neatly put Christmas lights

How many times have you been tormented with a string of Christmas lights? You will spare yourself the annoyance by wrapping the cable around a piece of cardboard, and if you have more, neatly stack all of them in the appropriate box. You can also write a handy reminder on the cardboard, such as where you use the lights or if the specific color doesn’t work.

Separate the beads

The problem is also often caused by long rows of decorative beads, which tend to wrap around other decors if they are placed in the same box. Therefore, it is best to dispose of them separately, in a plastic bottle.