I decorate lots of home for the holidays and I also tear down and store my client’s decorations for them. I’ve come up with some tried and true storage tips and tricks that will have you excited to make your trip to the attic or basement next year to find all of your decorations organized and in great working condition!
As always, I’ve linked all of these products in my Amazon store, along with handy zip ties, floral wire, and more here.
Shrink Wrap/Saran Wrap
Buy shrink wrap online or at your local hardware store on large rolls. This is a great way to wrap stockings, ornaments, and more so they are safe from moths and dust.I use saran wrap for my wreaths and to cover open Tupperware containers or boxes to protect them from the storage elements.
Light Reel Bags
I love these handled bags as I use thousands of lights each year. It’s a great way to ensure that no lights are tangled and that when you go to put up your lights, they are in good working order and are neatly rolled. Pro tip: make sure wrap lights so that your plug is last so that when you go to test your lights, you won’t have to unwrap the entire string of lights to make sure they’re working.
Ikea Zip Bags
Ikea makes great and inexpensive cardboard lined bags that zip. They come in so many sizes and are perfect for wreaths and half the cost of plastic containers. Link to these storage solutions here.