The Holiday Aftermath – Tips on Removing Decors


The new year is officially here. Vacation bubble is fading away as regular life is settling before your eyes. Now that we’re re-acclimating into our usual humdrum, it’s time to get these Christmas decors to storage. You wouldn’t want to be the only house in the neighborhood with lights and garlands on Valentine’s day.  

Here are some tips and tricks to store your Christmas decor so that you can reuse them next Christmas.

Plan Ahead

Think of where and how your holiday decorations will be used so that you can plan storage space and options accordingly. It makes sense to break up the collection into different storage areas depending on your home’s layout. For example, it may make sense to store first-story decorations on the first floor and the second-story decorations on the second floor, thus eliminating the need to lug large trees, wreaths, figurines, and light sets from floor-to-floor.

Clear Resealable Bags

Sort your ornaments by color and use clear resealable bags to stop the guessing game come next Christmas. Then next year, it’ll be super easy to assess your stash.

Wrap Lights around Cardboard

When you wrap your lights around pieces of disposable cardboard, you can write handy reminders that’ll keep you organized next year. It also helps your lights not to get tangled.

Storing Your Fake Tree

Wrap your fake tree with dust sheets and create bags for the top, middle, and bottom pieces of it. You can also wrap it in cling wrap and get it protected all-year long. Store it in your garage without worrying about getting it dirty.

These are just some of the tips we got from Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, and other magazines. Do you have other suggestions in storing decors? Comment below and let us know about it.