Holiday Decoration Storage Ideas: Hall Of Fame

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Below I've collected ideas for holiday decoration storage from readers who've sent in photos of what they do.


The most prevalent type of decorations most people have are those for Christmas, but really these ideas will work for any holiday, including Halloween, Easter, Valentine's Day, etc.

Christmas ornaments
In addition, they'll also work for seasonal decorations, such as those for spring, summer, fall or more general winter type of items.

Along with these ideas from readers I've written an entire article on this topic as part of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge.

If you need more help check out my suggestions for decoration organization and storage here.

One of the themes I've noticed from all these ideas sent in by readers is that it's important to be able to readily recognize what you've got inside your storage boxes, so choosing some that remind you of whatever type of holiday decor they contain can make it easy.

That's exactly what a reader, Katherine, made sure happened when she got herself some new Christmas storage containers, as shown in the photo below.

Christmas decoration storage boxes that help you visualize what is inside them, Christmas themed decor, from the way they look, to make it easier to find what you need it for each holiday {featured on Home Storage Solutions 101}


Katherine said, "New Christmas storage boxes - lovely Christmas red trim 🌟⛄️🎅🎄

Over the last two days I've downsized from ten boxes to four boxes. All remaining decorations are off to the charity bins tomorrow."

Similarly, here's a photo from another reader, Sheryl, who also chose to use color coded storage containers for her decor, to make it easy to identify.

Use specific colors of storage boxes to help you identify your holiday decor, and what holiday it goes with {more tips on Home Storage Solutions 101}


Sheryl said, "Wanted to share what I have done over the years with holiday decorations.

This is ALL of my Christmas decorations. Every holiday has a specific color:
Easter: pastel pink/green/yellows
Halloween (Autumn): orange/black
Thanksgiving: Cross over with Autumn Browns/orange
July: clear w/blue lids"

Keep scrolling below for quite a few more photos from readers to show you what organizing tips work best, and how easy it is to implement them.

Top photo courtesy of nightthree

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Label Your Decoration Storage Boxes

Holiday decoration storage tip: label your storage boxes or other containers so you can find and easily identify what you've got inside from year to year {on Home Storage Solutions 101} #ChristmasStorage #HolidayStorage #HolidayOrganizationuse this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

Holiday decorations, by definition, are mostly kept in storage, and are only pulled out once a year for a little while.

That means you need to be able to find and then identify what is inside your storage boxes quickly and easily.

The simplest way to do this is with labels, and perhaps even more elaborately, depending on how many and what type of decorations you have, with an inventory.

Below I've provided a resource you can use for inventorying your decorations if you wish, but definitely label them!

That's exactly what several readers have shown they do when they sent in the photos above.

The photo in the collage, on the left, was sent in by Julie. She stated, "Since I finished this challenge last week I FINALLY got around to organizing and downsizing my Christmas decorations! I went from 8 totes down to 5 and made an inventory sheet so I know what is in each box. Should make finding a particular item a lot easier next year!!"

The photo on the top right was sent in by Sujean. She said, "Here is half of the boxes all lined up. I have taken old out and reorganizing keep items and reloading. So excited this year. I think I will do the same thing with my craft/boutique supplies. Will make finding things much easier!!"

Finally, the bottom right hand photo in the collage was sent in by Joy, who said, "here is a photo of my Christmas decoration clean up (in progress) and labeled."

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Keep Your Holiday Decor In One Storage Location If Possible

Tips for holiday decoration storage in your home, including photos from readers showing how they've stored this decor for annual use {on Home Storage Solutions 101} #ChristmasStorage #HolidayStorage #HolidayOrganizationuse this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

Further, once you've labeled all your storage containers you can also make itself easier on yourself if you store all of the decor in one location, if possible.

I understand this isn't always possible, but placing everything in one section of the attic or basement, for example, or other storage area, can make it easy to retrieve things the next year.

That's exactly what two different readers who sent in the photos above have done with this holiday decor.

The top photo was sent in by Rignach, who said, "Christmas got completely organized last year or two years ago. I took matching crates, sorted the ornaments by color and then made boxes for stockings and table decorations. This way when I choose the color theme for the year I can just bring down the box for that color ornaments and the box of stockings and other decorations. The lights were sorted into indoor and outdoor. So one box contains all the outdoor lights and the other one indoor lights. I think we will be adding a new outdoor light box pretty soon to contain the expanding collection."

The bottom photo was sent in by Martha, who said, "My Christmas decorations ! 🌲"

If you've got a lot of boxes it is best to put them on deep shelves, like those shown in these photos. When you do this you can pull out one of the boxes at the bottom without having to worry about all the boxes stacked on top of one another, since they're on shelving! I've discussed this more in the Basement Organization Challenge article, for more details.

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I Tape Christmas Inventory Form To Outside Of Box

by Carol

Carol says:

I'm printing your Christmas inventory form and I tape the form on the outside of the bin so I can see it.

That's just what works for me, so thought I would share.

Taylor says:

Thanks Carol for sharing that idea.

I typically suggest holding your Christmas storage inventory form (click the link to get your own printable version for free right on this site) in a more central location, but if this works for you, awesome!

There is always more than one way to organize and store items.

It is always important to label what you have in your boxes or other storage containers in some way so that you can find what you want relatively easily. This obviously works quite well as a detailed label!

Does anyone else have suggestions or ideas for how they organize or store their holiday decorations? If so, click here to share your ideas or pictures and I'll add the best photos to the page.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing how other readers organize their holiday decor, since this is real life organization, instead of what you find only in a magazine!

There are even more ideas for storage and organizing on the site in the {A-Z} Storage Solutions & Ideas round up page. Go check it out if you'd like to see even more ideas.

In addition, if these ideas have inspired you to organize your own Christmas decor make sure to read the Christmas Decoration Storage & Organization Challenge, which is part of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge I run on the site!

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separate by room description
by: Karen

I store my decorations the same way: by room description. I put all the every day items I am not using in the container where the Christmas decorations are kept and just swap everything back when the season is over.

Boxes based on Rooms
by: Jan

I am trying this method of storing my decorations this year. I decorate almost every room and it takes several weeks. It seems like this will make it easier because I will be able to bring out just the boxes I need as I go.

I Store My Christmas Items In Boxes Based On What Room They Go In
by: Julie

I store items according to where I use them, like the "front porch", "Christmas tree", "entry way", box includes the garland, lights, wreaths, and misc. decorations that I use in that area.

There are locations that I don't decorate every year because of time issues or what ever.

If I only want to decorate the porch I don't have to get into 5 different categories of boxes.

There have been years when, if I had to search all those boxes just to do one area, I wouldn't decorate at all.

DIY Christmas light reel idea
by: Jacque

For my Christmas decoration storage I use one of those plastic hangers (the ones that look like a triangle) as a reel for my lights and any strings that go around the tree. That way, if I'm decorating or storing by myself, I can put the hanger on a tree branch while I move to the other side of the tree. They're also pretty perfectly sized as light reels.

Jacque's DIY Christmas Light Reel
by: Anonymous

I would love to see a picture of the triangular shaped hanger she wrote about using. The closest I've been able to find is a regular clothes hanger. That type doesn't work as well as her comments regarding her hanger led me to believe should be possible, so am probably not using the same type of hanger.

Labeling containers - write on them
by: Dpopcorn

Don't be afraid to write on your containers. It will come off with alcohol, like hand sanitizer. I use a big marker.

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