I know, I know. The holidays aren’t even over yet. My goal is always to help you stay one step ahead. One way to do that is to do the hard work in advance to save you time and energy later. Most of us give little thought to strategically storing seasonal items so that the next time we need them we know exactly where to look.
So let’s get you in that habit today before you put away this year’s holiday decorations.
Practice Makes Perfect
Learning how to store holiday decorations is a great way to practice home organizing. Why? Because you can leverage the universal principles of organizing, but with a confined space and a finite number of items. All your holiday decor goes into storage at the same time and comes back out again 10 months later. It’s a way to get into the habit of planning ahead, which does take practice! Listen, friend, if you can do this then, you can tackle any organizing project! The rest of your home will follow right along.
The Container Store has stylish and functional options for storage and safekeeping of your cherished holiday items. Remember, holiday decorations spend just a month or two on display – the rest of the year they are stored away. The storage bins that contain them should be high quality, appropriate for each specific item, and durable. With a little planning and organization, you can ensure your holiday decorations – and the investment you’ve made in them – are protected for years to come while also making it easier to find them the following year.
Since I don’t celebrate Christmas, I helped one of my clients pre-plan her holiday storage before she even decorated her tree this year. Yes, you read that right. So once she packs up her decor for the year, she’ll know exactly where to put it all. It will take her no time at all, and then next year she’ll already be one step ahead.
That’s a Wrap!
That’s it! You have the tools and know-how to store your holiday decor. For those of you who are not yet organizing ninjas, I really encourage you to begin your organizing journey with holiday decorations. Pick a date now for taking down and storing your decorations. Prioritize this task on that date (aka, get it done!) and then everything will be ready for you next November.
Remember: put everything away in the reverse order you will take them out, and store them in bins that will keep them safe and sound!
I am a proud Container Store Ambassador and these products were gifted to my client from the Container Store. The links provided are affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you order through them. All opinions expressed are my own. I only share products that I genuinely use and love.
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