How to Pack Up Your Holiday Décor Like Martha Stewart
There’s nothing worse than getting ready to decorate your home for the holidays only to realize (or remember) that your decorations are a jumbled, tangled mess, all over the place, and likely half-broken. Though Christmas won’t be here again for another year, do yourself a favor now and pack up your paraphernalia like a pro. You will thank yourself when you go to unearth it all next year and find everything perfectly preserved and organized. Read on for how to do it!
Martha Stewart’s recommended method for storing holiday ornaments and other small holiday décor items is an easy and inexpensive do-it-yourself project. Cut a piece of cardboard to line a medium-sized plastic bin, glue paper cups in rows onto the cardboard, and fill them with individually-wrapped ornaments in tissue paper. If the bin is deep enough you can stack more than one cardboard shelf. Use egg cartons to separate and store even smaller items. How easy is that? For the visual step-by-step, head over to the tutorial here.
Paper Towel Tube Light Storage Hack
Get ready for a life-changing hack: Cut a slit on each end of a paper towel tube. This enables you to groove one end of a string of lights into the roll, then wrap the remaining string all the way around the tube, and tuck the end into the other slit. Genius, right? Paper towel rolls are also a great way to contain the extension cords you use for the lights. Store all of the rolls in one box for simple, tangle-free unpacking next year.
The Container Store 24" Snaplock Wreath Storage Box ($17)
The Container Store makes oversized boxes specifically for awkwardly-sized items like wreaths. It’s worth the small investment to protect your decorations. After all, would you rather have broken decorations and have to spend money to replace them, or spend a little cash on some inexpensive boxes that will keep them safe for years to come?
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