How to Organize Your Christmas Decorations with The Container Store
I learned so much while organizing our Christmas Decorations. Thank you to my favorite organizing store, The Container Store.
Two years ago I broke my foot a few days before Christmas. My family was kind enough to pack up everything after Christmas and put away all of our Christmas decorations on the third floor. Sadly, it hadn’t been reorganized since.
I wasn’t about to decorate our home this year with my Christmas decorations stored in a gazillion boxes. I also desperately need more space and it was time to consolidate and toss. So I decided to organize everything now (as in before I decorate). So where did I turn? I went to my favorite organizing store, The Container Store.
I partnered with The Container Store on this project but please know all words, reviews, and opinions are mine.
The Container Store has everything you need to securely store your holiday décor and help you maximize space. From ornaments and trees to greenery to wreaths, The Container Store has a solution for all of your holiday storage.
When I organize, I am an empty-it-all-out-first type of organizer. So we moved all of the Christmas boxes down to the Carriage House and into the back driveway.
This is what I found. Pretty scary, huh?
I spent half a day moving everything outside on the driveway in the backyard. And I soon started a trash pile which kept getting larger and larger and larger.
Next, I unpacked my items from The Container Store.
As you can see, I ordered quite a bit of organizing items for my Christmas Decorations. Here is a list of everything I ordered.
Some of My Favorite The Container Store items
Christmas Storage Box
I love the red and white Christmas Storage box. These boxes hold everything. I used them for greenery and ornaments.
Jumbo Storage Wrap
This bag is perfect for storing smaller boxed items. I used this bag for our gift wrapping and paper storage. What a difference!
These wreath bags are the best way to store newly made wreaths!
Before and After
Christmas tree lights
Our Christmas lights had been wound up and put away in a ball but they really were a mess.
I used these 4 Pack Red Cord Wraps to wind each light string.
Look at how organized my lights are!
All of the outdoor lights were in a bin but they were all mixed up.
These Install N Store Light/Garland Red containers are perfect for outdoor lights!
Have you ever noticed that the minute you take a flocked tree out of the box it will never fit back into the box, no matter hard you try?
These Farmhouse Tree Storage Bag Red bags are simply amazing. I love them!
I did want to mention that The Container Store has the best selection of quality wrapping paper. I absolutely love it.
My wrapping paper is all over the house. I can’t even begin to find it!
This Red Jumbo Farmhouse Storage Bag is the best! I filled it with wrapping paper but you could also use it for greens, wreaths, and signs.
Ribbon and Ornaments
Believe it or not, this box contained all of my Christmas wrapping ribbons and a ton of ornaments.
These 12 gal. Flip Lid Light Storage Red/Clear containers can hold every type of Christmas decorations.
I organized all of my Christmas decor by category: ornaments, greens, signs, lights, trees, metallic, pillows, blankets, fabrics, and more.
When I was done organizing I closed everything up and placed it in the Carriage House. Look how great this looks. And I promise it’s less than half of my newly organized decor.
A week later I brought everything inside and started decorating our home. It was such a dream decorating the house this year. All the boxes are labeled by room and item. I even found some ornaments I haven’t seen in years.
Thank you The Container Store!
Very impressive!! And the containers are really cute too!
Like you Leslie, I broke my foot few years back and our attic is a nightmare. I have condensed my Xmas decor to, Snowman theme one year and this year is Santas! So now to Container store to get some of those specialty striped boxes!
Wow, I really like the fact that a lot of the storage containers are bags! I really like the wreath bags; the fact that they have so many containers that fit rolled gift wrap is great too!
I find myself not decorating a whole lot because I don’t want to drap a whole ton of stuff out and make a big mess. Getting organized would really help! Thanks
I love this! Isn’t it wonderful to have everything exactly where you want it? And can FIND it? I’ve gotten a few (“few” by my definition) new holiday decorating items in the last year, so I may have to go to the Container Store myself! Thanks for ever more inspiration! 💗