Snowflakes to Storage: Tidying Up Your Winter Decor Collection

Winter Decor

As the winter season comes to an end, it’s time to start thinking about storing away your beloved holiday decorations. For many of us, this task can feel overwhelming and time-consuming. However, with a few simple tips and tricks, you can streamline the process and make it more manageable.


Before you start packing away your winter decor, take some time to declutter and get rid of any items that you no longer want or need. This will not only make the storage process easier but also help you start fresh next holiday season.

Start by going through your decorations and separating them into three categories: keep, donate/sell, and throw away. Be honest with yourself about what you really use and love, and don’t hold on to items out of guilt or obligation. And remember, just because you’ve used an item in the past doesn’t mean you have to keep it forever.

Proper Storage

Once you have decluttered your decorations, it’s time to think about proper storage solutions. This will not only protect your decor from damage but also make it easier to access and use next year.

Invest in good quality storage containers that are sturdy, waterproof, and have secure lids. Avoid using cardboard boxes or plastic bags, as they can easily tear or get damaged over time. It’s also a good idea to label your storage containers so you know exactly what’s inside and where to find it next year.

Wrapping Fragile Items

Fragile items such as glass ornaments or delicate snowflakes need special care when packing away. Wrap each item individually in tissue paper or bubble wrap to prevent them from breaking during storage.

For extra protection, you can use egg cartons for smaller fragile items and store them in a separate container. Another option is using clear plastic cups or containers to store larger delicate items. This will keep them safe and organized, as well as easily visible for next year.

Storing Lights

Tangled lights can be one of the most frustrating parts of storing holiday decorations. To avoid this, wrap your lights around a piece of cardboard or use specially designed light reels to keep them neat and tangle-free. You can then store them in a plastic bin or box labeled “lights” for easy access next year.

Utilizing Vertical Space

Don’t let valuable storage space go to waste. Consider using vertical storage options, such as shelves or hanging organizers, to make the most of your storage area. This will not only save floor space but also help keep your decorations organized and easily accessible.

Storing Artificial Trees

If you have an artificial Christmas tree, it’s important to store it properly to maintain its shape and quality. Many stores sell specialized tree storage bags or boxes that are designed to hold your tree without squishing the branches. This will make set up next year much easier and ensure your tree stays in good condition.

Labeling Decorations by Room

To make decorating next year a breeze, consider labeling your decorations by the room they belong in. This will save you time and energy when it comes to unpacking and setting up your decor.

Creating an Inventory List

Lastly, create an inventory list of all your winter decor items. This can be done on paper or digitally, whichever is more convenient for you. This will not only help you keep track of what decorations you have but also make it easier to plan and organize for next year.

With these simple tips, packing away your winter decor can be a stress-free and organized process. So instead of dreading the task, embrace it as an opportunity to declutter and start fresh for next holiday season!