Decorating for Christmas is a lot more fun than taking down the tree. Safely storing your ornaments and finding a place to put everything until next year is always a challenge. You’re on your own for un-decorating and finding closet space, but I can help you with some storage solutions.
Like old picture frames! They don’t bend. Use the twist ties from trash bags to keep the plugs in place. Small frames will fit in shirt boxes with sheets of tissue paper between each layer.
Or save the tubes from wrapping paper or paper towels. Wrap the strings of lights evenly around. Tuck the plug into the end of the tube and secure with tape.
Lay them gently in each section and cover with tissue paper (left over from your gifts).
For bigger ornaments make card stock dividers cut to fit sweater boxes.
Use larger boxes for bigger decorations. If you run out of used tissue paper, use left over wrapping paper.
Label the outside of each box and next year decorating will be a cinch!
Happy New Year!