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Christmas Decor Storage Ideas

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Christmas Decor Storage Ideas to protect your investment for years to come. It also allows you to streamline your storage footprint!

This post was sponsored by The Container Store in 2020 as I am a brand ambassador. All opinions are that of Our Southern Home. 

This post was updated on 1/4/2023 with current and new links. 

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Christmas Decor Storage Ideas

One thing to do right now to get your Christmas decor in order to make things easier for next year is to take inventory of what you have. 

I've been on a mission now for several months to get our home organized and less cluttered. This also includes our attic spaces.

Christmas decorations are typically an investment that you want to last for years. 

christmas tree by fireplace

We should take care of how those are stored. Not only will this protect them for future use, but it will make the process of decorating the next season so much easier. 

Proper Christmas decor storage will ensure many years of use and enjoyment. 

The Container Store has many holiday storage options not shown in this post. You can see them HERE.

Christmas Ornaments & Decor

I think my favorite item from this month's post is this 74-quart Weathertight Clear Tote. They lock on all 4 sides and have a seal on the lid that protects them. These are still my absolute favorite in 2023.

plastic crate with christmas ornament storage

They are perhaps the best storage totes that I have ever used. I have some that I use with just the bin like for my loose greenery.

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They also come in varying sizes. 

The 74-quart sizes fit the Drop-In bins perfectly! They are currently available in red color.

ornaments in a plastic crate

These ornament drop-in storage bins are so sturdy and come with handles for carrying the ornaments to the tree. These drop-ins come in various configurations to stack in the bin perfectly.

A favorite feature is that each tray lifts out on its own.

If you have more oversized ornaments, you can remove a divider to accommodate them. 

christmas decor crates

There are also bins to accommodate tall collectibles and keepsakes. Each bin has convenient handles for carrying. 

I can't begin to tell you how much space you save with these bins.

In the past, I wasted so much valuable storage space by wrapping ornaments in tissue and stacking them in open boxes. 

I have really been cleaning out our Christmas decorations. I know that this year when we pack things up, I'll be cutting down on the number of boxes since I'll be utilizing my space in a better way. 

Configuring the Bins

In one bin, I have 3 ornament trays and 1 keepsake bin + 1 tall collectibles bin on the top. I have done this in the 2 containers that I have. I love the convenience of the removable trays to carry with you.

Are you tight on space and looking for some under-bed storage for ornaments? Look at these!

Don't Forget the Christmas Lights!

christmas crates and storage

Gone are the days of tangled lights with these Large Light Reels.

Aren't the quilted cases gorgeous? The current option is no longer quilted, but the same fabulous concept.

Christmas lights on a reel

Each case comes with 3 reels each holding up to 200 mini lights. 

The little handle on the inner reel makes stringing lights so simple. I do like these a lot!

Wreath, Tree & Garlands Bags

Protecting wreaths from dust and breakage while being stored is a must. 

wreath storage bag

This heavy-duty wreath bag is perfect for 2 large wreaths or even garlands!

girl putting Chrismtas wreath on front door
Check out my fabulous faux boxwood topiaries!

If I had a place to store artificial Christmas trees in bags, I would check out this tree bag.

Amazon Storage Favorites

Amazon is a favorite for many of us due to the ease of shipping! Here are a few favorites that I have found.

I just ordered this above storage bag and sent one to each of my kids as a gift. They just arrived yesterday. Ashlyn put hers together and loves it. These have individual trays which make things easier!

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I always look for ornament storage with individual trays with handles like this. It's been a big reader favorite since I shared it on Facebook last weekend.

I also own this storage box. It comes in several colors and is a great price.

This one is the same brand as the one I bought my kids, just larger.

These are very similar to higher-end storage that I purchased many years ago.

This is similar to the wrapping paper storage container that I have. I like that this has a top compartment for tape and scissors. I have 2 similar ones, one for Christmas and one for year around wrap. You can read more here. I prefer a vertical option. It tucks nicely into a closet.

China, Stemware, and Silver Storage

Another thing to consider is proper storage for your holiday china and dining pieces. 

They can take up valuable space in your china cabinet. 

dining room with woman holding storage crates

This gorgeous 4-piece zippered round case set, cup storage case, and tall stemware case would allow you to remove them from the china cabinet and place them in a closet or even under a guest bed! This is how I am storing my Christmas china.

TIP: This year I used the tall stemware container to hold my fragile, very long orb like ornaments. They fit perfectly!

china storage
china storage

They are so sturdy, padded, and with an easy-to-use zipper. I love the little nameplates on the fronts.

This matching cup/mug storage case will be perfect for mom's china.

mug storage crate

This brown twill stemware/wine glass case will store the glassware that I inherited as well. I can't even begin to tell you how expensive these are to replace!

stemware storage crate

My mom gave me her wedding china several years ago and I cherish it. It's over 50 years old and stunning. I use it most in the fall through Christmas. 

These storage cases will keep them safe for future generations. 

Alternative Use!!! This year I added really large breakable ornaments on our deer-themed tree….you can see it here. The ornaments are so large and would not fit in any of my regular storage containers. I wanted to be extra careful with them. Guess what! They fit perfectly in these containers! I am able to fit 2 ornaments per section. They also work well for tall ornaments.

china felt discs

I plan on ordering even more of these felt disks. They are a must for placing in between your china pieces to protect from chips, scratches, and breaks. 

silverware storage

Do you have serving and silverware pieces that you only use on special occasions? This zippered Hagerty silver flatware storage case is fabulous. 

The Silversmiths' cloth will keep your silver pieces from tarnishing. 

china storage cases

The Container Store has a large collection of Hagerty silver storage options

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3 Comments

  1. Christy, I love all the suggestions for Christmas storage. Please be careful with Tarn-X. I was told that it takes off a layer of silver when it cleans.

  2. So many great organizing ideas, Christy! I’ve never been to The Container Store and the next time I’m in a city that has one, I’m going to go shopping. Also will check out their website because my Christmas storage needs to be improved, particularly for ornaments. It’s such a pain to wrap each in tissue paper like I currently do.

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