Smart Storage Hacks For Decorations
When it comes to packing away our Christmas decorations, no one likes a fight with unruly fairy lights, so it’s time to become masters in the art of storage. We want to make sure that when Christmas rolls around again next year, you don’t spend your time mourning the loss of beloved broken ornaments or untangling what used to resemble your favourite tinsel, so be kind to your future self and try out some of these handy tips and tricks.
Divide & conquer…
Get your tree and wreaths all snug in their own bags or boxes to help keep away the dust and they’ll come out next year looking ready to be decorated and hung once more. Speaking of tree decorations, an easy way of keeping them neat and tidy without risking any breakages is to store them in a divided box. Each dec will have their own home for the year, whilst staying shiny and primped with glitter for their next debut.
…then combine & conquer!
No one wants a pile of dusty, fiddly bags and boxes to ferry down from the loft, so for an easy, no-mess alternative pop everything in a couple of clear plastic boxes. You’ll be able to see exactly what’s inside and they’re ideal for stacking and storing all your Christmas goodies.
That’s a wrap
We all like to receive presents, and some of us love wrapping them too - but crumbled and torn gift wrap and missing tape can really put a kink in your stocking. Make your life easier by putting together a wrapping box filled with your favourite paper, twine, ribbon, tags and tape and you’ll feel like a pro.
Tree-mendous upcycling ideas
Did you know that the perfect Christmas tidying solution could be right in front of you? Before recycling that cardboard, try winding your lights around a piece to prevent tangling - and better yet it can easily slot into a box ready to be stored away.
Old egg cartons are perfect for storing those delicate ornaments away and can be easily taped shut for extra security, just make sure you take the eggs out first!
Pulled a ladder in your hosiery at the Christmas party? No worries. Rather than casting them aside, try using them to cover your festive candles before placing them in an old shoebox nestled with tissue paper.
If you have received clothing this Christmas and have a lonely hanger without a home, try attaching the loop of a wreath around the hook and keeping it in a wardrobe or hanging from a beam in the attic to make sure it stays festively plump.