Once the high of the holiday season is over reality sets in. It’s time to pack up
everything to get ready for the next season. Are you dreading it even more this year because you have a lot less storage space? I hear you. Living in a small home
sometimes takes creativity to find the space for what’s important to you.
Below are some strategies to get you through the holiday decorations packing process.
Simplify Your Collection
Consider simplifying your collection to a theme or just the sentimental stuff. As you
decide what to keep, opt for smaller items and consider replacing decorations that take up a lot of space. For instance, use a house light projector instead of string lights.
Keep Your Collection Small
Each year, take time to edit your collection. When you bring in new things, such as
those annual ornaments marking the year, try to remove something else to make space. Before packing your things away, remove anything that’s broken, doesn’t work, or missing parts or pieces. Then donate, sell, or gift anything you haven’t used.
Take Everything Apart
I know it’s more work but taking everything apart and putting it back together each year, like your faux trees, is going to save you much-needed space. Take apart your string of lights and roll them individually around cardboard instead of a large holiday light reel. Same goes for your extension cords. Wrap them individually with
Separate Indoor vs. Outdoor
Indoor decorations, especially things like candles and wrapping paper, need to be
climate controlled. Separate them from outdoor decorations, which you can store in an outdoor shed or garage.
Containerize + Label
Pack everything neatly into bins and bags by season/holiday and indoor vs. outdoor