The holidays are an exciting time, but when they’re over, the home cleanup and organization required can be daunting. Luckily, we have some tips for getting yourself organized after the holidays:
- Buy Reels for Your Lights
Holiday lights can easily become tangled and damaged – especially if you have lots of strings. The easiest way to get around this is to buy reels from a hardware store and to gently wind lights around the reels. When you need them again next year, they will be easy to unspool. Near the base of every set of lights, write down the length of lights, indoor or outdoor use and when the lights were purchased. This will make it easier when it’s time to unroll them again next year.
- Keep Small Ornaments in One Place
Small ornaments and decor items are easy to lose track of. You can store them in special chest designed especially for ornament storage. You can also keep small ornaments safe in empty egg cartons. Just be sure to place one ornament per cup and carefully stack the egg cartons in a sturdy box to keep them safe.
- Keep Ribbons, Paper and Other Wrapping Items Flat
You can purchase plastic boxes or hanging organizers to store your wrapping paper and other items. You can also use hanging bags designed for clothing storage organization. Once everything is organized in the storage system, they can easily go into the back of the closet.
- Consider Where You Will Store Your Holiday Items
A storage box under the bed helps make good use of space. A hall closet can also provide lots of storage space, as can a garage or storage area. Keep in mind that your holiday items need to be stored in a cool, dry space where moisture will not affect your memories.
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