Are you packing up your Christmas decorations in storage tubs? Then, you don’t want to miss this super simple method for How to Make Storing Christmas Decorations Easy with free Organizing Printables!
One more Christmas is past, and now it’s time to pack it all up for another year. The dreaded “Christmas bomb” is about to go off in all our homes. You know it well… it’s the process of undecorating.
It can be so overwhelming and I always have to remind myself that things tend to get worse before they get better.
How about you? Are you undecorated yet? If so, Yay, you!!
If you’re like me, about to dive in, take a deep breath and know that we’re in it together!
Every year I get better and better at organizing everything and I love sharing my expertise with you in the hopes that it will help you too.
I continue to strive to improve my storage techniques each year because I want to make it easy for myself when it’s time to pull it all back out again next year.
And to do that, I’ve got some ideas and a set of free printables to help you!
The supplies you need include:
- Plastic Storage Tubs – I got mine from Walmart
- Tissue Paper
- Organizing Labels – see link below to download your free copy
How to Make Storing Christmas Decorations Easy with free Organizing Printables!
1 Undecorate & Group
But first, we must dig in and undecorate.
Gather all your holiday decorations into one general location. Since I kept my decor fairly centralized, I’m staging my “un-decorating” in my living room.
I like this spot because I have floor space enough to spread out for the task. So I advise you to pick a spot with room to work.
The reason I want to gather it all together is because this will make it easier to evaluate everything.
2 Sort & Purge
Before you begin just packing everything up, take a moment to evaluate your items. I like to sort things into a Keep, Donate, or Trash pile.
Questions to Evaluate Christmas Decor for Storage
- Is there anything here that I don’t love? If it’s still in good condition place it in the donate pile/bag.
- Is there anything that got broken that needs to be thrown away? Put this in the trash bag.
- Everything else – prepare to pack it up!
3 Pack It Up
Begin grouping your items in tubs.
Store like items with like items – for example:
- store Nativity items together,
- faux Christmas trees,
- collections like Snowbabies,
- ribbons (sort these by color too)
- sort colored ornaments into color groups, etc…
When storing fragile items like glass ornaments be sure to use either dividers or tissue paper to add some buffer.
Having everything sorted by color will also help if you decide to go with a new color-scheme next year.
4 Label It!
Once your tubs are filled, print out my free Easy Storage Organization Labels to take your storage tubs to the next level! Print as many copies as necessary. If you have friends/family who would also like this, please direct them to this post so they can print their own.
I have given you two pretty colorways of these labels – after all, storage can also be stylish!
Best of all, these can be used for more than just Christmas.
Fill out a detailed list of items in each tub on each card. This is the key to really making this system stellar.
Place the completed card inside the tub, facing out so you can see what it says.
On the “Category” line you could list Christmas, or if you’re using this at other times of the year, you could list something like “Emma’s Bedroom.”
5 Stack & Store!
Place the tubs in your storage area and feel proud of the great job you just did!
Bonus, enjoy a sense of peace knowing you are ready for next year’s decorating to come.
If you are packing up your Christmas decorations in storage tubs I hope this super simple method for How to Make Storing Christmas Decorations Easy with free Organizing Printables is helpful!
Want even more Christmas organizing tips? Check out my Easy & Cheap Ornament Ideas post here!