5 Easy to Do Holiday Storage Organization Tips

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Make storage easier after Christmas with these holiday storage organization tips! They are easy to do and also include free storage labels to get you started! 

These quick and easy Holiday Storage Organization Tips will make organizing after the Holidays a breeze

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Storing holiday decor can quickly become overwhelming. Use a simple system to keep your decor under control in virtually no time! While I know that storage after the holidays can be a little hectic, I wanted to share some strategies you can think about now, not when you are in the middle of packing everything back up at the end of the season!

5 Easy Holiday Storage Organization Ideas

storing your holiday decor in large bins with labels make them easy to organize after the holidays

Keep Everything In One Area

Before we started organizing our holiday storage, I remember finding Christmas handtowels in our linen closet in July. At the end of the season, I’ stick them in there so that I wouldn’t forget about them next year. Of course, I always forgot about them when I needed them because they were tucked wayyy in the back. And they were taking up precious closet space!

It was the same story for wreaths. I’d keep them in spots where I used them and then forgot what I actually hand. So, of course, I bought more. #WreathHoarder You could find wreaths in the garage, the living room closet, and the basement.

If you’re a bit like me — scattered… try storing everything in one central area. It will give you a snapshot of what you have on-hand before the season starts. Then, if you buy something on clearance at the end of the season, you can store it with everything else. Learn from my accidental duplicate purchases. 😉

Storing everything in one area doesn’t need expensive shelving systems. We built $70 storage shelving and they hold so many totes!

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Label Everything

You can avoid pulling out every tote & box when you’re looking for something in particular when you tape a simple label on the front of it! Choose to label by room or by items/collections. To get you started, I included a set of free holiday storage labels at the bottom of the post!

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Stick a label on totes & boxes. Even if you think you’ll remember it next year. I promise it’s worth it. 🙂

Already dreading the gigantic unpacking session? I’m not a big fan of having totes & packaging strewn about for several days. I think committing to unpacking one tote a day for a room is much easier than opening a tote and trying to decorate several spaces at once.

Not only do we label plastic decor totes, but we also label our ornament totes to make sure I unpack everything in the right order. I like to start by putting our sentimental/homemade ornaments on first, then filling in any open spots with cute bulbs from Target and bows.

these simple Holiday Storage Organization Tips make organizing your holiday decor easy and stress-free

organizing your holiday decor and hanging up wreaths with hooks helps clear holiday clutter

Use Bike Holders for Wreaths

Everyone knows I love wreaths. But those wreaths need to go somewhere at the end of the season. To avoid crushing them, we hang them in the basement using bike holders! Not only can I quickly see what I have for the season, they are easy to hang up and take down.

For our current wreath storage, I use both bike holders and utility hooks. You can find both at Lowe’s & Home Depot.

Anything that makes organization no-fail, is a win in my book.

Going down our basement stair wall there is a wall of wreaths. I couldn’t catch them all in one photo.

organize holiday wreaths with hooks to keep them pretty throughout the year

Declutter Over Store

Avoid storage overwhelm by simply being choosy!  If you haven’t used an item in 2 seasons, donate it to someone who will love it. Not only are you able to pass it on to someone who will enjoy it, but you don’t need to buy extra totes and racking for things you won’t ever use.

Be picky– and send the things you don’t love out the door!

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Organizing your holiday decor can be stressful, but not with these Holiday Storage Organization Tips
Those are one piece of garland and Target Spot Lanterns!

Avoid Storing Everything

Wait, this is a post about holiday storage organization tips, why would I say avoid storing everything?  To avoid making holiday storage a chore, try to avoid changing out decor at every season. If you feel like holiday storage & organization is the something that absolutely sounds overwhelming, this will be the best trick for you. Keep a core set of neutral decor that works for about 75% of the year displayed in your home.

Then you can add just a few pieces in each room (as little as as 2-3) to make it feel seasonal but without you spending weekends unpacking decor & packing it all back up.

Stock up on warm textures like simple wreaths, neutral blankets, candle holders, and accents. Then fill in the rest with those few other items. It’s why I love DIY wood trays so much. They are instant decor that never needs to be stored away.

This year, choose to enjoy your decor, without it feeling like a chore. Declutter what you don’t love, keep out the things that you can use all year, and label the rest! Next year will be the easiest one yet!




5 Holiday Storage Organization Tips to help keep your home more organized year round

5 smart Holiday Storage Organization Tips that will keep your holiday decorations clutter free

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  1. I love your wreath wall. Color coded boxes help so much. Makes it easy for everyone to help when looking for just the color of the box not the list on the side.

  2. this article is quite helpful . thanks for all your tips. I will conquer my untidiness! Just need to keep at it!

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