Many people dread taking down their Christmas Decor. It is why so many people either just yank it all down and haphazardly throw everything into bins or leave their decor up for several months and then yank it all down and throw everything into bins (all willy-nilly).
When you take down your Christmas decor can be a thing of huge debate. If you have been a part of my seasonal decor or organizing platform for any amount of time, you know we DO NOT judge around here. Our goal is PEACE. Take your stuff down when YOU WANT TO or leave it up 365!
If you decide to take your Christmas decor down, doing so in an organized manner will help you for next year and make the task less of a hassle this year.
Here are a few EASY tips:
Take a picture of each room/space you decorated this year.
If you liked what you did, you will not have to remember where everything went, you can just refer to the photo. Also, if you did not really like what you did, you will know what NOT to do next year.
Work on one room or space at a time.
Concentrating on one room at a time keeps you from getting fatigued. It also helps you feel successful because you will be able to see your progress and allows you to work on taking decor down in several sessions if time is an issue. Also, since you will probably place the same decor in the same space next year, all the decor for that space can be placed in storage containers together.
Use Christmas tree storage bags.
There are several different ways to store Christmas trees. I put up several trees every year and Christmas tree storage bags remain my favorite way to store my trees. Many people reuse the box the tree comes in which works as well. Reusing the box requires tape and handling the box gingerly over the years. If you keep your tree long enough, the box it came in will most likely not make it. Christmas tree storage bags are easy to use and super roomy. They can also be used to store garlands, large picks, pillows, and much more!
Clear plastic bags are your friend.
With all the decor I have, purchasing dedicated “ornament storage bins” is not practical. I do not have very many glass/breakable ornaments and I have several ornaments that are HUGE and will not fit in one of those bins. Clear plastic “Ziploc” bags are my go-to for ribbons, ornaments, baubles, and other decor items. Clear zippered bags come in various sizes. Having items separated in clear plastic bags creates easy storage inside larger bins.
Watch my Christmas Ornament Organization tip video on TikTok Here
Be careful with breakable ornaments.
Be sure to take your time with fragile ornaments. If you have breakable ornaments, purchasing a true “ornament storage bin” may be best. Ornament storage bins keep ornaments separated and give some protection with the individual dividers. If you don’t want to purchase an ornament storage bin, you can use plastic drink cups in a box or storage tote. Simply cut some boxes and place them on top of the cups and then layer with more cups! (You can also wrap your delicate ornaments in tissue paper and then place them in a storage bin.)
Clearly labeling what is inside each storage bin will make decorating next year SO MUCH EASIER! You do not have to use a fancy label maker….hand written labels WORK too!
Don’t feel like taking your decor down and getting it organized? Let me do it for you! Drop me an email at email@example.com and let’s get you scheduled!