The way you store your decorations will make a huge difference to how easy the reinstallation process will be. If you stack Christmas lights and ornaments into a box without a second thought, then taking them out and detangling will be a nightmare.
Here we list 8 storage hacks for Christmas decorations that will save space and make unpacking a breeze.
1. Easy Ornament Holder
Here is a great idea for effectively storing Christmas ornaments.
All you need is a plastic tub with a lid, wooden dowels and rubber leg tips.
Drill two holes in each end of the tub, insert dowels through them, and then cap the dowels with rubber tips to keep them in place.
Hang ornaments from the dowels and store things like Christmas tablecloths on the bottom.
Storing ornaments this way will prevent them from becoming tangled, and allow you to easily see what is stored in each tub.
2. Store Christmas lights in a bucket to prevent tangling
Taking down and storing Christmas lights properly will make it easier to put them up again the following season. One way to store Christmas lights without tangles, is to coil them up and store them in a bucket.
This is a quick and space efficient way to store lights. If you require more than one bucket, make sure you clearly label which lights have been stored in each bucket. You can stack buckets on top of one another (with lids on), or even store them underneath tables or benches in the workshop.
3. Wind Christmas lights around a hose reel
To keep your holiday lights from getting tangled and to make it easier to string around your yard, roll about 30 strings of lights onto a portable hose reel that has wheels and a handle.
Pull the lights around your yard and roll off as many as you need.
For storage simply roll the hose reel into a garage or shed.
Cover with a garbage bag for added security.