Christmas is over and now we have to start thinking about breaking down and putting all our beautiful Christmas decorations away. I love to be organized, so today I’m sharing five must haves for the easiest holiday organization.
Benefits of Being Organized
Did you know there are benefits of being organized? There have been many studies done and based on that research, below are some of the benefits of being organized.
- Helps you sleep better
- Helps to reduce your stress
- Helps promote a healthier diet
- Helps improve your relationships
- Helps to increase productivity
“Being organized isn’t about getting rid of everything you own or trying to become a different person. It’s about living the way you want to live – but better…” – Andrew Mellen
I can use the benefits of all those things and nothing feels better to me than being organized! Especially, when it comes to putting away all my holiday decor. I store all my Christmas decor in the closet under the basement stairs. The last thing I want is to open that door, next holiday season, and have everything fall out on me!
Raise your hand if you need the easiest tips for holiday organization. Good, me too! I want to show you my five must haves for the easiest holiday organization.
There have been many items over the past few years that I realize I need after Christmas.
Things to make my life more organized. So last Christmas, I made a list…checked it twice, and vowed to be proactive and purchase those items before this Christmas season was upon me. So I did!
Proactive! Remember that word.
Also, If you want to see all my holiday goodies, that I need to store, you can see my holiday home tour here.
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Five Must Haves For Organization
One – Wrapping Paper
How many of you have leftover wrapping paper, or paper you bought on clearance after Christmas last year, or even the year before that?
I know you can’t see me but I am definitely raising my hand!
Why do I always have so much paper? For years I “stored” all that paper in the corner of my Christmas closet and not in an organized fashion, I might add. I purchased some perfect wrapping paper holders and they have been a game changer.
I bought two sets. one set for all my Christmas paper and one set for all my other paper, such as, birthday, and different showers.
There are a lot of different types to chose from and they are so much better than putting the paper in the corner of the Christmas closet!
Two – Wreath & Tree Storage
Where do you put your wreaths when the holiday is over? I used to shove mine in a black garbage bag and hang them in the storage closet. My method didn’t help to keep their shape, that’s for sure! I have wanted a wreath holder, for every season, and now I have some. I recently bought three wreath storage containers and let me tell you, they work great. Although I do like the single wreath options, I love the double wreath containers for Christmas.
Goodbye black garbage bags!
If you have an artificial tree and don’t have the original box for storage, I’ve got the solution for you!
Check out these amazing rolling duffle bags for your tree. They fit up to a 9ft. Christmas tree.
Three – Clear Storage Containers
Speaking of garbage bags, I never have enough containers for my Christmas pillows and throws. It seems that some of those beautiful pillows and throws ended up in a black garbage bags too, just like my wreaths. Every year, I say I will buy more and when the season is over, I haven’t purchased ANY! Please, tell me I am not alone.
I am happy to say that the purchase has been made and the clear storage containers with red lids are also checked off my list!
This year, all the pretty holiday blankets and pillows will be safe in their new home!
Four – Christmas Lights
How about those Christmas lights?
If you have a pre-lit tree, no worries. However, if you are like me and ADD more lights, then you need this next tip!
How many of you just take them off the tree and throw them in a container? I try to take them off nicely, wind them neatly, putting them in a container for next year. I’ve always wanted those cord wind up helpers. I finally found some and placed my order.
Lights organized – check!
Five – All Those Ornaments
Up until the last few years, I had always had two 10 ft. trees. Needless to say, I have acquired so many ornaments over the years. I am methodical when it comes to putting them away. Many of my ornaments have their own boxes but many I have do not. Ordering ornament containers was a priority on my list.
Now all my ornaments have a home and are safely packed away!
Five Must Haves For The Easiest Holiday Organization
I am happy to say all my items have been ordered and my list is complete!
With all my new purchases, I am happy to say that I WILL be organized this year!
I’ve linked all the goodness for you, below!
I hope my five must haves for the easiest holiday organization has been helpful.
Kimberly Snyder says
Great tips, Kim! I really need to up my organizing! I still have stuff everywhere!
Thank you, Kimberly! Hope this post helps!
Rachel - Tea and Forget-me-nots says
Hadn’t considered a wreath holder, great idea! I wrap my lights around an old wrapping paper tube and that does the trick.
The wreath holder was a game changer for me! Your light trick is a good idea too! Thanks for stopping by!
Great storage ideas! I’m in the process of undecorating which isn’t the most pleasant task.
You are right! That is my least favorite part too. Happy New Year, Paula!
Carol Karl | Living a Real Life says
Great tips here. Thanks, Kim.
So glad you like them, Carol. Happy New Year!
Did that today! Even got rid of old nasty things. Thanks!
I did that too! It feels good to purge some of it!
Melba / Cocoon Raw says
So many great ideas. I haven’t stored any of mine yet.
Thank you! Happy New Year!
I love the wrapping paper holder so much! I definitely need one of those. It’s also handy if you want to buy up wrapping paper on clearance.
That wrapping paper holder is a game changer! I bought two, one for my Christmas paper and one for all my other gift wrap.
Barbara Waldorf says
Great ideas!! I got storage containers last year for all my Christmas decorations. It definitely simplified putting everything away. I wait until after New Years Day. I do need better wrapping paper organization. I put the ones you suggest in my Amazon cart.
I love the wrapping paper container! It saves so much space too and it’s easy to move around.
Thanks for the tips, Kim. I love this solution for light storage. Brilliant. Packing away holiday decor is the bane of my existence … and I’ve used my share of black garbage bags too! Wishing you a wonderful New Year! xo
Oh, the black garbage bag syndrome! I hope this was helpful. May all your dreams come true in 2022! xo
AnnMarie | Simply2Moms says
Love these ideas! I have wrapping paper containers but I think I need to update mine. Pinned!
Thank you! Those containers are the best!
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
Such a helpful post Kim! The flat stacking bins for ornaments look so much easier to use than the ones I have now. Thanks for the organizing tips!
They are really great, Michelle! I feel so much more organized! Have a great day!
I couldn’t agree more about needing to get organized and the benefits! I am ready to tackle it in the New Year after I clean up Christmas!
Always a big job, but feels so good when it’s finished!
Great tips, Kim! This year, I broke down and finally bought something for the wrapping paper for Christmas and regular. No more rolls in the corner and tags dumped in bags.
Hooray!! They are my favorite and have made such a difference!!
I love all these tips, especially how being organized helps you to sleep better. And it’s so true! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.
I’m glad you liked them! Who doesn’t need more sleep?!
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
I am loving all your great ideas, Kim. I just bought 2 of the containers for the ornaments. Thanks for the help!
Oh, I’m so glad it helped!
Oh, just saw a comment from last Dec. from Paula…miss that girl!!
I know!! I saw it, too!
Brendt Blanks says
Thank you, Kim; this post contains excellent tips and great storage solutions. You are inspiring me to take it to the next level!
Thanks, Brendt! Happy New Year!🎉💛