I had a super fun time this morning on Fox 45 Dayton demonstrating how to pack and store all those beloved Christmas decorations! That’s right. It’s already time to clean up for the New Year! Here I am with news anchor, Hilary Zalla, showing a little egg carton trick for small odd sized ornaments.
It doesn’t seem possible that it’s already time to take down all those holiday decorations! But the New Year is quickly approaching, and what better way to start with a clean slate than to properly pack and store away all the Christmas clutter? Sure. You can go out and buy specialty storage boxes, but didn’t you just get done spending a ton of money this year?! I found that our moving boxes make an excellent, and affordable, alternative to those pricey red bins.
I also found a few great ways to upcycle some common holiday “leftovers” into the perfect ornament storage.
Besides using a small or medium size moving box to wrap and protect things like figurines, winter villages, and nativities, I found that our wardrobe box takes the cake (or should I say Christmas cookie) when it comes to most efficient and effective! This is a picture of a wardrobe box with the front cut off for demonstration purposes (how else would you see EVERYTHING that I fit in that thing?!). We’re talking a standard size wreath, garland, 2 hangers of stockings, and another hanger with a tree skirt! And that’s on the bar alone. There is plenty of room left for extra rolls of gift wrap, lights, boxes of ornaments and more! Other examples of items that could be hung are, holiday table clothes or runners, those adorable handmade paper chains that you can’t bare to throw away, and other holiday linens like sheets or throws.
Another great use of the wardrobe box would be to store a small to medium size artificial tree.
I also love taking those discarded gift boxes and hot gluing some leftover plastic party cups inside. Instant ornament dividers that are sure to preserve and protect glass bulbs, and the like, until next year!
Be sure to check out the segment HERE!