Simple hacks to stow away your Christmas decorations

Snap – and Christmas is already history again. So fast it goes and suddenly comes the desire to decorate the home spring-like. The flowers come, the Christmas star must go. Quickly away with the Christmas decorations – everything in a box, so that next year you will certainly find a tangled string of lights, broken tree balls and broken pieces of the beautiful angel.

Unfortunately, due to improper treatment, the beautiful things quickly break. Simple tricks with everyday materials that we almost all have in the household, help you avoid such situations.

Fairy lights:
Hard to imagine, but possible; with little time to wind the string of lights, so that it can be unwound quickly and without knots in the next season.

Whether wrapped around a coat hanger, a piece of cardboard, or a cardboard roll left over from wrapping paper. You’ll thank yourself the following year.

You can use anything as a cardboard piece. Whether a part of a cardboard box or the back of a writing pad. To keep the string of lights from slipping after you wrap it, we suggest you cut out notches.

Christmas balls:

Who doesn’t love them – available in all colors and shapes now. 

Christmas decorations can often be bought as individual items. Many sellers wrap the glass baubles in tissue paper. This protects them, but not enough. Next time you shop, just ask the staff if they have cardboard boxes that fit. Retail stores always get their Christmas baubles delivered in sectioned cardboard boxes and often store this packaging material until after the Christmas season. These boxes are usually the size of a shoe box and are given divisions by cardboard inserts. Perfect, therefore, for storage – without having to buy an extra matching box.

Egg boxes are ideal for smaller balls.

Furthermore, there are divided storage boxes that are specially designed for Christmas tree ornaments. These cardboard boxes with dividers have proven to be not only practical, but also space-saving.

Dividers are generally recommended to avoid friction. Especially tree balls that have glitter on them would otherwise suffer. And to create an even better protection for the baubles, use additional felt inserts or tissue paper.

Of course, there are also many options that can be repurposed and are wonderfully suitable. For example, a standard box with inserts.Large boxes are also wonderful for storing cardboard boxes from the retailer.

Wrapping Paper:

Used wrapping paper is awkward to store because the paper keeps unrolling by itself. To avoid this, in addition to a simple rubber band, cardboard rolls of toilet paper can be used.

By the way, there are special storage sets for the wrapping paper rolls. Whether round or square, they are just super practical, by having an additional compartment for the gift ribbons.


Of course, general cardboard boxes are wonderful for storing any items. Nativity figurines, Christmas angels, etc. Once you start using a lot of closed cardboard boxes, we recommend labeling them with the contents so you can find your stuff faster during your next decorating session.

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