Are you starting to put away all that holiday decor? Here are the best after Christmas storage ideas to make it easier for next Christmas!
Are you eager to put away all that holiday decor, but don't know where to start?
Or are you dreading it and hope to find a way to make the whole process easier?
I'm with you, friend! Ready to put it all away, but pining for a better system to make it easier next year.
I know that thinking about decorating next year is the last thing on your mind, but I have a secret weapon.
Alexander Graham Bell once said "Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."
And that's where I'm focusing my energy - being proactive toward next year.
So, today, I'm going to share some of the best after Christmas storage ideas you can do now to make decorating next year easier!
Best After Christmas Storage Ideas
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Labels (I love this label maker)
Boxes for Donations
Gather all Your Christmas Decor
And I mean all of it - even the stuff you didn't use this year.
You want everything together in one place to make the next step easier.
Put on your favorite music, or a fun show and get make this process fun. This may take a couple of hours, so you might as well enjoy yourself!
Get Rid of What's Broken
As you begin to sort through your decor, have a trash bag on hand.
Go ahead and dispose of anything that is broken.
The first thing I chucked was a strand of lights that kept blowing a fuse every other day. I did not want to repeat that frustration next year!
And if you're clumsy like me, keep this bag handy throughout this process.
I broke two ornaments and was glad that bag was readily available.
Get Rid of What You Won't Reuse
When I had all my decor in front of me, I found a bunch of decoration that I hadn't used for years.
Maybe consider giving this away to a local charity, or try selling it on the Facebook Marketplace.
I had a box on hand to put items in as I sorted through.
Group Like Items Together
I purchased some new bins from Target. They mark down their organization bins after the holidays - so now is a great time to grab some discounts.
Next, I started to group together my ornaments by color.
Sorting these into clear bins makes it visually easier to grab the decor you want to use next year.
After you have everything sorted, you can start putting things away for next Christmas.
We have a storage closet in our basement where we keep our holiday decor.
I repurposed the old red and green bins from previous years to store our wreaths and garland.
Now everything is neatly put away, ready for next year.
I'm all about making life simpler for us, and sometimes it's the work you do ahead of time that may save you down the road.
I hope that by sharing the best after Christmas storage ideas I have with you, it helps you get organized for next year!
I'm also linking some great storage bins on sale for you if you need help getting started.