Organising and storing Christmas Decorations

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

My birthday is shortly after Christmas and my hubby is very sweet and usually puts the Christmas tree down the day before my birthday.  Soon Christmas will be over and time to pack away your Christmas decorations, but before you do I wanted to show you how I have organised our decorations.

Each year I decorate the tree differently, I went through a stage a few years ago I liked the pink, blue and silver theme on the tree, however this year I wanted the traditional red and green.  So as you can imagine I have quite a collection of ornaments.  I like to organise the ornaments by colour to make it easier to decorate the tree and not having to rummage through and damage them.

I have purchased a few glass ornaments this holiday season, I will wrap them in tissue paper before storing them to ensure they don’t break.

{The Organised Housewife} Christmas Decoration Storage

I’m using the Easi Store 6 Shoe Underbed storage boxes to store the decorations.  Each box has 6 compartments with removable dividers so you can create bigger spaces like I have below for our Christmas linens and plates.  In this box I am storing tablecloths, tea-towels, Santa sacks, Christmas cookie cutters, cups and plates.

We have a lot of tinsel, we decorate inside and out of the house with tinsel, but have been very tame this year with how much we have put on the tree.  I roll the tinsel around my hand and place into the storage box.

I like to store all the Christmas DVDs, CDs, hair ties, colouring and activity books away through the year, clutter free approach only have it out when needed.  In this box I also store candles, Santa hats, reindeer ears and stockings.

I used a big 90L Easi Store Box on Wheels to store all the bulky Christmas decorations.  I use plastic shopping bags to wrap around the products to protect them.  While these Christmas ornaments are on display I place our usual ornaments in this box.  Eg, I put a santa where a gorgeous vase and Buddha sits, I put the vase and Buddha away so it still looks tidy and clutter free.

All these storage tubs have lids so they can be stacked on top of each other.  I keep ours in the top of our walk in robe, but we are hoping to put up some shelves in the garage soon to create some extra space in our wardrobe.

When I picked these up at my local Howards Storage World they were on display and used to sort Lego, brilliant idea as they are on wheels they can easily slide underneath the bed and be brought out when the kids want to play with them.

The  Easi Store 6 Shoe Underbed with Wheels storage boxes can be found in store and online at Howards Storage World.

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18 comments

Lady Moss December 18, 2012 - 1:09 PM

Brilliant ideas! Only problem for me is that my dads vintage suitcases were always used to store my parents decorations and it would feel weird to use anything else at my place! 😀

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Donna December 23, 2012 - 10:36 PM

I love this! You know, I never thought to store my christmas tableware, spare cards, hats and jewelry etc. in one place, it makes SO much sense! I am going to have to get some of those boxes!! Thank you

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Katrina December 24, 2012 - 8:16 AM

It saves so much room putting it all away through the year as using the space more efficiently for the remainder of the year. Merry Christmas J

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Paula December 27, 2012 - 1:28 PM

What a great idea. I might have to head to Cairns next week and purchase a couple.

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Katrina December 28, 2012 - 11:34 PM

They are fantastic keeping everything compact and very well organised J

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Joanna January 1, 2013 - 9:28 AM

Great looking Christmas storage! How do you store away your rolls of Christmas wrapping paper? I’d like to store all my Xmas stuff together but can’t find a box that will fit the rolls of gift wrap.

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RobSquared December 31, 2015 - 6:24 PM

I got a red under bed box from Aldi that stores wrapping rolls and pockets in the lid for ribbon etc. we put Christmas and normal wrapping paper in it.

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Danielle January 6, 2013 - 1:56 PM

aaargh! there is no stock of the 6 shoe underbed storage instore or online.. hmpf.

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Katrina January 8, 2013 - 12:48 PM

Ooh no, I was in our local store yesterday and they said they were low too, but they order them in regularly, hopefully your store does too J

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Cassandra Reed June 6, 2013 - 9:56 AM

They no longer stock this awesome item 🙁

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Katrina June 17, 2013 - 12:07 PM

Ooh no, really I thought I saw some the other day when I was in there, that’s sad. Perhaps you could try masters or bunnings?

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Anita January 6, 2014 - 8:26 PM

The Reject Shop currently stocks something similar to the partitioned underbed boxes if anyone is interested.

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Julie October 16, 2015 - 3:51 PM

Hi,
Brill tips.:)

With my Christmas tree I wrap it in a couple of large rubbish bags & put it my closet under the stairs, complete with lights, tinsels & decorations on it.

I’m really fussy about how it’s decorated & it was really stressing me out each year – this way it’s so much easier.

After I’ve put all my hanging decs etc up I get the tree out of the closet, take the bags off, put it in place & put the fairy on the top – all done.:)

Now, I just need to work on work on organising some of the decs like you have.:)

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Jennifer Rowston December 16, 2015 - 6:46 AM

Last year, when I took the tree down, I was desperate to find a storage place that would allow me to access it easily, rather than having to climb over everything in the shed, and then dig under mountains of stored ‘essential items that’s still not be thrown out’.

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Shannon January 3, 2019 - 5:54 PM

Im excited to see all the tips and hints on organizing

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