Having my Christmas decorations organized has helped me tremendously when it’s time to decorate, as well as, when it’s time to put everything away after Christmas. This is my personal solution for Christmas decoration organizing.
A few years ago I invested in the Sterilite Showoffs Ornament Box Collection from Target. The red and green boxes make it easy to identify Christmas decorations…this is especially appreciated by my fiancé when he’s crawling around in the attic. 🙂 I love these storage containers because they came with cardboard dividers and they hold almost 120 ornaments per box!
To my dismay, I can no longer find the large-sized Sterilite boxes with dividers anywhere! So, what’s a girl to do? Well, after scouring the internet for a replacement this is the closest I could find. They are made by Iris and hold fewer ornaments (3 layers of 15). The benefit is that they hold larger ornaments than the Sterilite version.
Plastic containers work very well for bulk ornaments, however, special sentimental or vintage ornaments need sturdy, acid-free containers like these from the container store.
Sorting ornaments by style, color, and theme also help me save time when decorating…and of course labeling each box is a must! However, I didn’t bother with decorative labels on this project. The heat of the attic requires something practical and durable, but red duck tape and a Sharpie still keep things festive.
Every year before I begin decorating I always go through my ornaments and lights to see what needs to be tossed or donated. There’s no need to keep boxes of things that I know I’m never going to use again or that don’t work anymore. Plus, donating gently used ornaments and decorations can be a blessing to someone less fortunate.