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What you need to declutter your house of Christmas decorations

What you need to declutter your house of Christmas decorations

What you need to declutter your house of Christmas decorations

It’s time to bid the tree, ornaments, and sparkles farewell for another year. Invest in these essential components to ensure successful storage—don’t just throw everything out in a disorganised mess.

What you need to declutter your house of Christmas decorations
What you need to declutter your house of Christmas decorations (ANDREAS VON EINSIEDEL/GETTY IMAGES)

What you need to get rid of all the Christmas decorations in your home Remember back in November or early December of last year, when you had all of your Christmas decorations unpacked? Was it a well-planned dream or a chaotic mess?

It was probably going to take you four days to locate the Christmas tree stand. You had to untangle your string lights, and you found a broken ornament or two. That shouldn’t happen again this year, will we?

You can make decorating for Christmas next year much easier with a little planning and some wise purchases.

We’ve put on our best organisational Santa hats and compiled a list of essential storage purchases to assist you in putting away your holiday décor this week in a tidy and secure manner.

They might not be the most ostentatious purchases, but they will transform your life—at least for every Christmas. The storage has been divided into two lists, one for our US-based readers and another for our UK-based users.

To view what’s available, just scroll down. Alternatively, use the helpful jump buttons below to go directly to the list that applies to you.

Cheers to de-corating!

What you need to declutter your house of Christmas decorations
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US Undecorating Purchases

These are the products we advise US customers to purchase to ensure your Christmas decorations are stored safely and neatly.

1. Amazon Storage Box with Decorations

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This enormous storage bag holds a total of 128 slots for Christmas ornaments, up to 3″ in width, and includes two carry trays that stack neatly on top of each other, making it convenient to carry about for decorating.

2. Wayfair Wreath Bag for Christmas

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This 30″ bag is strong and moisture-resistant, making it perfect for outdoor storage in a shed. It guarantees that your artificial wreath will always look brand-new.

3. Christmas Tree Bag at Bed Bath & Beyond

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This tidy storage bag, suitable for a 7.5-foot tree, will keep your tree in one location, stand and all, ready for use the following year. A vertical storage bag suitable for a 9-foot tree is also included.

4. Storage for Christmas Light Reels at Target

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Three robust reels with clever rotating handles will make winding down your lights an absolute delight. Up to 200 tiny lights can fit neatly into each reel, which can be stored in a carry case.

UK Undecorating Purchases

Must-have items for UK consumers who wish to organise their decorations for Christmas 2023.

1. Dunelm Storage Box for Christmas Trees

What you need to declutter your house of Christmas decorations
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This robust storage box, measuring H42.5xW39.5xD 99cm, is perfect for storing an artificial Christmas tree that disassembles into multiple pieces.

2. Christmas Storage Bag from Ikea

What you need to declutter your house of Christmas decorations
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Although not made with Christmas decorations in mind, the festive pattern will quickly reveal what’s inside when tucked up in your loft or garage. Ideal for keeping bulky decorations, holiday fabrics, and stockings.

3. Fairy Light Storage Bag on eBay

This tiny carry bag can hold up to 800 fairy lights, so you can keep all of your lights in one location. Its transparent glass also makes it easy to see what’s inside.

4. B&Q Storage Bag for Decorations

You can be sure your decorations will endure year after year with 48 distinct cubby holes that can accommodate delicate ornaments or decorations up to 8 cm in diameter.

5.Ikea Storage for Gift Wrapping

Not so much for keeping your holiday décor, but this cheap bag will come in very handy when it comes time to find that last bit of gift wrap in December.

 

 

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