Christmas is over and now we have to start thinking about breaking down and putting all our beautiful Christmas decorations away. Fear not, merrymakers! We’ve all been there, knee-deep in holiday decor, lights and baubles, wishing for a magical portal to banish seasonal clutter. But don’t fret my friends! In this post I’m sharing 5 genius holiday storage hacks that will transform your home from a festive free-for-all into an oasis of organized calm.

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.

  • Reduced stress and anxiety: Clutter can look overwhelming and contribute to feelings of stress and anxiety. Having an organized space allows you to feel a sense of calm. Who couldn’t use more calm in their life??
  • Improved focus and productivity: When your environment is organized, it’s easier to focus on tasks and be productive. You’ll spend less time searching for things and more time doing what matters.
  • Increased sense of control: It can help you feel more in control of your life.
  • Reduced risk of accidents and injuries: Clutter can be a tripping hazard and increase the risk of accidents. Having an organized space is safer for everyone, especially children and older adults.
  • Saved time and money: When you’re organized, you don’t waste time searching for things and are less likely to buy duplicates. This can save you both time and money.

“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!

Curious about all the festive treasures I need to organize? Take a peek at my holiday home tour here!

Five Must Haves For Organization

1.) 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! I currently have 46 rolls of paper. I will not be buying ANY for a very long time!

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.

Ditch the dusty corner and dive into the delightful world of wrapping paper storage! These incredible options keep your paper organized, protected, and ready to spread holiday cheer.

2.) 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.

Amazing right?

You’re welcome!

3.) 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 are also checked off my list!

This year, all the pretty holiday blankets and pillows will be safe in their new home!

4.) 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!

5.) Christmas Ornament Storage

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 WILL definitely 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.

Happy organizing!!

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Still enjoying Christmas decorations. Will keep it into January. Sad when time to put away.
    Your links to handy containers for ornaments and wreaths are good. Nice when putting away and pulling out the next year.

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