Don’t worry, I cleaned up my holiday decorations shortly after New Year’s, but thought I would share how I store my seasonal decor items.
Please note, my home decor style is rather minimalistic, so I don’t have a lot to add/switch out for each season. In fact most of my items are Christmas related. But whether your stash is small or big it still needs to be organized for a few reasons.
1. So stuff isn’t broken
2. So you can find it next year
3. So it can fit, hidden away, when you aren’t using it
I use clear plastic bins, so at a glance I can quickly see what is inside. They are stored in a large closet we have in our basement.
I have one bin for Christmas gift boxes, bags, tags, bows, etc. I always keep some rolls of scotch tape, a pair of scissors and a couple pens in the bin as well. That way when it comes time to wrap a gift, I simply grab this bin and my wrapping paper rolls and I know I have everything I need.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I enjoy having our tree up early in the season (usually by December 1), so I prefer a ‘fake’ tree. In the past, storing this puppy has been a challenge, but I finally found a rubbermaid bin made just for the task, and I even found a space in our storage closet to keep it tucked away until next year.
I have a 2 bins that hold the tree and home decorations and then one large cardboard box that I put my wreaths in. I haven’t found a square plastic bin big enough for the wreaths, but I am on the look out for one.
I have one bin to hold decorations for other seasons – which is really minimal. Just a couple door hangers to welcome Spring and Fall.
How do you store your seasonal decor items.