If you ask me, putting away all the holiday decorations isn’t nearly as fun as getting things out. Am I right? Talk about a letdown — not to mention all of the work. Whether you’re hauling out the holly or putting it back where it came from, you probably wonder every year if there’s a better way to store all that stuff. For good or bad, the answer is likely a resounding yes. Let’s look at 6 ways to better store your holiday decor.
1. Protect Ornaments
You likely have some fragile ornaments you have bought or inherited as heirlooms. It’s important to pack them carefully to avoid unpleasant surprises next year. But you really don’t have to buy specific ornament storage boxes unless you want to. You can actually make your own with some simple supplies. Use hot glue or super glue to attach paper cups to a piece of cardboard that fits your storage bin. Wrap ornaments in tissue paper and place them in the cups. You can build multiple levels this way, and use egg cartons for the small stuff.