Looking for a way to easily and quickly access your holiday decorations? This system will organize your Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Chanukah, and any other holiday that you decorate for.
Use either clear plastic bins or, color-related bins, such as orange bins with black lids for Halloween or red bins with green lids for Christmas. There are also pastel colored bins for Easter. You will find these bins on sale during their particular season, so stock up then. The color coordinated bins are a quick visual reference.
No matter what type of bin you use, place a large label on the side of the bin that will be facing front. First, title the bin by holiday, and then list the basic contents it contains. By storing your decorations properly with labels, you can organize all of your decorations for the various holidays year round. Items will easily fit back in the same containers again when you are finished with them, as well.
When it comes to Christmas lights and garland, it can be a frustrating mess if they are not stored properly. To avoid this chaos, invest in storage bins that are specifically designed for a particular type of decoration. There are fantastic bins outfitted with spools you can snap into the inside. Once in place, you can wind your tree lights and beaded garland around the spools and voila! They not only save you the frustration of uncoiling, but also prevent knots from shortening the life of your decorations.
Now days, there are many types of containers you can purchase from either your favorite retailer or online retailer to store your holiday linens, fragile decorations, tree ornaments, wreaths, artificial tree, outside lighting, wrapping paper and ribbon. Avoid broken ornaments and fragile decorations by compartmentalizing existing bins or buy one ready made from the store. Don’t forget to get an ample supply of bubble wrap!
Don’t try and tackle the entire year at once! As the specific holiday arrives and you start your decorating, take an inventory, purge items you don’t want anymore and look for the right containers.
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