8 Holiday Storage Solutions
Had yourself a merry little Christmas? Proof is in the unraveled spools of ribbon, rolls of unfinished wrap, and strings of twinkling lights. So. Much. Joy. Time to get the household ready for 2014 and the holiday items stowed safely away so they’re in good shape for next year. To buy: Holiday Living 18" Shatterproof Balls Wreath, $25, lowes.com.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Lights
Organize the Lights
Here’s a bright idea: Choose a storage bin that’s see-through and has plenty of space for corraling and separating the different strands.
To buy: Large wing-lid light storage box, $20, containerstore.com.
Boughs of Holly
Found a holiday wreath for the front door that was just right? At last. Since it's faux, you can bring it out again next year.
To buy: From $20, target.com
Store the Wreath
This round red canvas storage bag safely protects your wreath during the off-season. Lay it flat on a shelf or use the handles to hang from a hook.
To buy: Honey can do 30" zipper canvas wreath storage, $13, walmart.com.
Protect the Ornaments
Since it takes a lot of ornaments to trim the tree, make sure you have a durable storage box with plenty of slots for stowing each piece.
To buy: Real Simple holiday 64-count ornament storage, $13, bedbathandbeyond.com.
Sparkling Silver Strands
Preserve the Tinsel
Maintain its shiny and plump disposition by storing tinsel (this one holds up to 9 feet) in a spot that will keep it from getting flat and dusty.
To buy: Garland storage bag, $45, amazon.com.
Wrap and Roll
Store the Wrap
A Christmas wish come true: An all-in-one organizer that keeps everything (wrap, scissors, tape, labels) properly stowed away.
To buy: Holiday wrap & tote organizer in chevron, $20, containerstore.com.
Ribbon Runneth Over
Organize the Ribbon
This box keeps the ribbon neatly rolled, separated, and ready to unravel at any moment. The year just got a whole lot brighter.
To buy: Stacking ribbon dispenser box, $13, containerstore.com.
Set the Holiday Table
Stow the Dinnerware
There's no cutting corners when it comes to storing certain items safely away. Certain items (read: stuff that breaks into a trillion tiny pieces) should be well-protected when stacked away, which is why we liked the idea of thick felt dividers.