Christmas is drawing near, have you thought of where to store your items you hold dear? The Christmas tree will come down, decorations too. Here are some tips for you.

Packing away larger items in storage boxes for the year before Christmas is always a good idea. You don’t need the Christmas tree leaving bristles or branches behind after the festive season is over. Sorting through all those Christmas decorations, box them away safely and there are even clever storage ideas for this.

Using old belts to cinch the Christmas tree helps to make it more manageable for storage. Egg cartons are also helpful to store ornaments before they go into larger storage boxes or containers. Labelling your storage boxes in the order you use them to decorate can also be helpful. Use numbering systems.

There is also a fun way to use storage boxes for your Christmas celebrations. Using a selection of large packing boxes, you can tape these together in the form of a chimney, creating the illusion of a real one, to hang stockings from for the children.

Remember, it doesn’t all have to be unenjoyable when packing up the Christmas decorations, make it a fun experience for the whole family! Pinterest is a great source for ideas.