Once Christmas is over, it’s time to put away the Christmas tree and ornaments. It’s definitely a lot more fun to decorate for the Holidays than it is to take it all down. But, it must be done so that we can start the New Year with a fresh slate and get back to normal. Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, but it only comes once a year and lets us enjoy the season to the fullest.
It’s hard to give up this pretty view and I think we all miss the sparkle of the Christmas lights once they are gone. But since I decorate ahead of time and have all my Christmas up for a whole month, I’m really ready to pack it all away once the Holidays are officially over. It seems that everyone has a different tradition on when they take their Christmas decor down, but I usually put mine away between Christmas and New Year’s.
I pull out my bins and boxes and get busy taking it all apart and packing it away for the New Year. I label all my plastic bins, so I know just what’s in there the following year. I label by room and that helps me when I get them out to decorate again.
I also use individual plastic boxes inside each bin for the fragile ornaments that I want to protect. This has worked for me for many years.
Each smaller plastic bin goes inside the larger ones in each room and this helps greatly with keeping organized for the following year.
I also use a lot of natural elements during the Christmas season and I have a sturdy cardboard box that holds all my acorns, pinecones and grapevine balls.
Another small gift box that I got along the way holds some precious tiny vintage ornaments that I want to protect. I can put this inside my larger bin for further protection. This tiny star box reminds me of what’s inside.
When I begin un-decorating the tree, I take off the larger ornaments first and group them by color. Gold in one box and white in another. All get packed away together in a larger bin.
Tree Classics also has some super sturdy storage containers, including this nice and roomy wreath holder that I’m using to store my fragile DIY ornament wreath that I made this year. It has a hanger so that it can be stored up and out of the way until next year.
If I had a dream Christmas storage closet, it would allow me to leave my tree intact and cover it with a nice tree storage bag from Tree Classics and leave it up in a storage area, but unfortunately my house isn’t that big, so I have a Christmas storage closet and make do with the space I have. I hope this gave you some new ideas on how to store those Christmas ornaments and baubles after the Holidays are over! Here’s to a Happy New Year!