Christmas Storage Ideas 2019
Christmas time is so much fun! But when we’re done, we’re done. (Can you feel me on this one?). It’s time to read the best Christmas Storage Ideas 2019 guide and get to work!
Join me in making this the year you gain control of your Christmas items. (Let’s start 2020 in an organized way!) After finally having my own office (yay!) and closet, I’m determined to get organized! My tubs have about had it (they are several years old and cracking), so it’s time for a change.
Care to join me?
My plan is to:
- Purge a bit and hand down items to the next generation or donate to a favorite charitable organization.
- Reorganize my gift wrapping supplies to fit neatly into my office closet.
- Determine whether or not I should continue to store our ornaments and decor in the garage (Hubby’s sacred space) or if I should consider using soft storage items and find a spot in the house.
Follow along to see my favorite items so far! I’ve decided to only share items that include free shipping with Amazon Prime because I insist on free shipping! I guess I’m spoiled!
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Ornament and Decor Organization
I’ve gotten to the point of being a little bit lazy in my ornament and decor organization. Although I neatly organize my Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments in the boxes they came in, the rest of our ornaments are kept in various sized small containers within another tub which can make it hard to neatly close the lid.
In addition, I have boxed decor items such as ceramic Santa figurines, a Nativity set, bendable mini trees AND most of all a large amount of holiday stuffed animals.
It would be really nice to be able to easily find everything next year!
Let’s look at some options!
These canvas stackables are pretty nice!
I really like these 12 x 12 canvas material ornament storage items. They hold 64 ornaments each and have multiple similarities.
They both have a pocket on the front to hold a label (important in my eyes), both have handles, both are durable, both have heavy cardboard dividers inside, and both are easily stackable. (12 x 12 is the size of a traditional scrapbook which would not take up much floor space).
However, there is one big difference. The organizer on the left has a lift-off lid which would be fine for indoors, but the one on the right has a zippered closure. If there is any chance you are considering garage storage, the zippered item would definitely be better.
One step above the basics and beyond…
The basic 12 x 12 stackables are clearly a great choice, but the ProPik Holiday Ornament Storage “Box” Organizer and the Christmas Ornament Storage Bag by Brobery definitely have my attention and here’s why.
The ProPik item on the left has the heavy cardboard dividers like the others mentioned above, but these dividers sit neatly in trays. In most organizers, the dividers sit on top of a sheet of cardboard or other material that is not enclosed within a tray with sides.
The Brobery option on the right takes it even further as it offers a clear “peek-a-boo” top so one can see what’s inside, and 3 cloth covered ornament trays with dividers. These dividers are adjustable to fit multiple sized ornaments.
For my money, these two options offer me the best of solutions for ease of use, simplicity, and are time-saving The tray set up will save me time when it’s time to set up and take down. (Taking down Christmas is never as fun as putting it up).
We’ll see what the budget allows. These are a bit more expensive than the 12 x 12 canvas options. But I think all of the above options would be a HUGE improvement over what I’m using currently and that’s the goal.
One other mentionable option – clear storage…
The one other ornament organizer company that got my attention was Simplify.
Simplify’s Ornament Storage containers are transparent so the user can see exactly what’s inside, they have zip-up tops to secure what’s inside from insects and other unwanted pests, and they’re cute! (I do love polka dots you know!).
The cardboard dividers inside are removal, should you wish to use them for other things, and these organizers fold down flat when not in use. That would make it easy to slide under a bed or other small space while your ornaments are in use.
The Simplify items come in three size options holding 27, 64, or 112 ornaments and are available in red, silver, and gold. They also offer a 500-Lights option.
I will definitely look into purchasing some new clear tubs to store my other Christmas treasures such as our Santa figurines, Nativity Set, and stuffed animals. I might consider multiple sizes that all neatly stack together for those items. Here’s a set that would work perfectly.
Not only is this set by IRIS USA, Inc. clear so I will be able to see what’s inside, but it has buckle-up latches to keep some of my most special items safe and secure. That’s important to me!
Gift Wrap Organization
My gift wrap organization leaves much to be desired. Although I love the over the door organizers for traditional doors, my closet has slider doors so that won’t work for me. Here’s what I’ve been looking at.
Traditional red and green cloth organizers.
I could easily use the hanging roll wrap item so that my wrapping paper could be selected and easily removed, or I could go with the zip-up under the bed option and stand it on its side. (I think I’d tend to go with the hanging for my everyday wrapping needs and the zip-up for Christmas).
The shorter zip-up handled bag holds gift bags and tissue and has pockets for additional tags and other gift wrap accessories.
(All items are available in both red and green. Green is my favorite color but for this use, I like red!).
This all-in-one item is pretty nifty as well…
- It’s a space saver. The bottom holds roll wrap and the zip-open top can hold other items like tape and a small amount of ribbon or tags.
- It would definitely fit in the spot next to my filing cabinet.
- It’s a pretty color that matches my beachy themed office…
However, I think if I go with this item, I’ll need to at least buy another few clear tubs to store ribbon and bows. This would be great for the items I use most often, but it definitely won’t hold “everything”.
Now, if I was to add the stackable Holiday Bow “Box” set (3 in the set), I might just have the perfect combo!
I love having options and I love things that are stackable!
Christmas Lights and Wreath Storage
The other chore families run into is untangling the lights when it’s time to decorate outdoors and dusting off the well-loved wreath for the front door! Here are a few items worth looking at to solve “those” problems.
For the wreath storage options, I love how much variety there is. You can click here to see the entire selection.
As seen above, there are soft fabric versions with peek-a-boo tops or solid, and plastic storage options as well. I like the first one as we only have one wreath and therefore don’t “need” to see inside, but I know many families have several!
As for storing the lights, that’s a biggie! Here’s what the hubby suggested in that regard.
These hinged “wing-lid” tubs each include 4 light wraps to keep lights from tangling (thus making it easier for the next year), and are clear so you can solve the mystery of “what’s inside the box” without pulling everything down from the rafters to take a look.
These storage holders are made of heavy-duty polyester and have durable “u-shaped” zipper closure tops for easy access and to prevent moisture.
Each unit comes with three spool reels which can (each) hold 150 feet of wire; 125 feet of mini lights, 150 feet of extension cords or 75 feet C7 type bulbs.
The addition of a Versa Clamp makes it easy to attach a spool to a ladder or rain gutter which will allow for easier light installation! (Yay!)
Both Christmas light storage options are good ones. To see the complete selection click “here”.
Phew! I think I’m tired already! Let’s get organized for 2020!
Cheers! 🙂 Kim