- Consider using color coded bins or labels to help distinguish which box is for which holiday (red and green for Christmas, black for Halloween, blue for Easter, etc.)
- Decide if you want to use a clear (see- through) bin in order to see what is inside, or if you would like a non-see through bin to keep the light off of the contents inside.
- Make sure to label both the side and top of each container. Mark what decorations are inside and which holiday they are for.
- Rather than stacking bins directly on top of each other, use a shelving unit to separate the bins. This way you will not need to move all the top boxes to get to the one at the very bottom of the stack!
- Make sure the containers you are using are waterproof, pest proof and can withstand temperature changes as well as humidity changes. (You may need to put a water absorption product or cedar plank inside to help with this.)
- If you pull an item out that you don’t like, or there are decorations you don’t use, throw them away or donate them. There is no reason to take up good storage space with items you don’t like and won’t use.
- If you have sentimental items you are keeping for the kids, be sure to clearly mark them and store in an “out of the way” location.
- Consider purchasing proper organizing containers for the different items you store. They sell specific organizers/containers for wreaths, trees, ornaments, lights, etc.
- The holidays are a very hectic time of year. The more care and effort you put into organizing your decorations before storing them, the easier and more enjoyable decorating will be next year.
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