Now that Christmas and New Year are over, it is time to take down all the decorations and put them away until December rolls round again. I always find taking down the decorations a chore as it is a lot less fun than when you are putting them up! In the past I would just take the decorations off the tree and put them in a bag, the lights would just get rolled up (and come next Christmas, get annoyed as the lights were all tangled!) but I would wrap my breakables in bubble wrap.
So this year in my attempt to become more organised it is going to be different, I am not going to get stressed next Christmas when I can’t find where the Christmas tree lights start nor am I going to be rummaging through a bag looking for the tree decorations as I am prepared!!
For my tree decorations I bought an Ornament Organiser, it is a bag with dividers and holds 48 decorations, from Home Bargains (£3.99) before Christmas. I managed to squeeze a few of the smaller decorations into the same compartment so I could contain all my decorations together instead of having to resort to a carrier bag.
There are other ways that you can store your tree decorations such as:
I have two sets of tree lights, a vintage lantern set and a white led set. I came across a brilliant idea on Pinterest on how to store them without them getting tangled.
Firstly get a piece of cardboard, after receiving loads of deliveries in the run up to Christmas, I had loads of cardboard boxes in the house. Make small notches (about half an inch apart) all the way down on either side of the cardboard.
Wrap the lights around the cardboard making sure that the wire sits in the notches to stop the wires from slipping.
I sellotaped the start and the end of the lights to the cardboard for extra staying power!
Now that the tree is down and the decorations have been packed away doesn’t the house look empty without them? Do you have any organising tips on Christmas decoration storage, if so I would love to hear them?