Christmas has come and gone, and after a hectic first week of the New Year, I’m finally taking down the tree and packing up the ornaments. To be honest, it’s always a little sad to lose the glow of the Christmas tree. January in the Midwest is often cold and gray!
Nonetheless, I’m excited to share a few organizational tools for safely storing your tree, wreaths, and glass ornaments.
Christmas Tree Storage
I finally took down the tree! It comes in two parts, and I was able to easily store it in Tree Classics’ Large Rolling Storage Bag. I’m definitely a fan of the wheels, since we store ours in the basement. The bag made it much easier getting our tree across the house and down the stairs.
Just like trees, wreaths need to be stored properly to prevent leaves and branches from bending, breaking, or losing their shape in any way. A padded storage bag is good for some of my more traditional wreaths but it’s also great for storing my DIY ornament wreaths!
After years of professionally decorating Christmas trees, I’ve amassed quite the collections of ornaments and ribbons. One easy solution I’ve found is first grouping decor by type or color. I have a large storage area in my basement where I have one shelf for rustic ornaments & decor, another for silver and gold, and another for red decor. I store tree skirts and stockings in large plastic storage bins, and for my round glass bulb ornaments, I like the trick of using small clear plastic cups or even recycling egg cartons.
I used the Adjustable Ornament Organizer to store my favorite silver and gold glass ornaments. It has two padded trays that keep delicate ornaments safe while in storage, and a front pocket for storing tree skirts and other holiday essentials!
Do you have any tips and tricks for storing holiday décor? We’d love to hear from you!