Storage of Christmas Ornaments.

(9 Posts)
Felyne Thu 21-Aug-14 15:09:26

What do you do with yours? At the moment I just have a massive cardboard box which lives in the garage, inside it are shoeboxes with tissue-wrapped ornaments and all the other decorations but I like the idea of something a bit more special.
I looked at specific Christmas decoration storage last year but it looked expensive for what it was and not particularly flexible with regards to what it could store.
Wrapping paper and cards are purchased in bulk at 50p a roll in February in Tesco stored in a large flat box under a wardrobe.

elQuintoConyo Thu 21-Aug-14 15:17:28

Everything is wrapped carefully, some in ziplock bags to keep like things together, my baubles in an egg carton then bubble wrapped. It's all then stored in a varity of Christmas tins (local supermarket does a panettone in a differently decorated tin every year, same size), or in giant plastic boxes (stockings, tree lights).

Nothing too fancy-looking, but very practical. I've done this for years and it works well for me. I also have a list of what I have stored where, in my Christmas file

Felyne Thu 21-Aug-14 15:51:07

Egg carton is a good idea!
I also like the idea of a Christmas File...

Trumpton Thu 21-Aug-14 23:41:07

I bought plastic storage boxes and disposable cups and a glue gun. Stuck the cups to pre-cut cardboard and popped a decoration in each cup. Taa-dah !

<<impressed>> Trumpton. Glass decorations need danger money in our house (though I do have some that were bought in 1990)

I have similar boxes with a lid that has handles that 'click' to lock them.
I layer them up with bubble wrap.

Tree lives in one of those vacuum bags (but we don;t expell all the air or it would get squished)

All decoration in our house (Hallowe'en, Easter, Christmas) has to be in clear boxes/bags in the loft or 'D'H would think they were a bag of rubbish or push it to the back of the loft.
"I thought I had more decs"
"No that's all there was"
Then, in June, we find a huge bag of decorations......hmm

It's a very serious business here. I buy huge Christmassy boxes in January sales in tk maxx or receive my gifts in one instead of wrapping paper from family who know my fondness for Christmas boxes.
My baubles and ornaments are stored by colour and the boxes have gift tags on stating the colour. So I have a gold decs box, red, green, silver, bronze, turquoise, cream, white, and multicolour. Then I
have wreaths and garlands in a special round wreath box. Trees are in their original box and I use elastic bands to keep branch groups together. Lights are kept in ziplock bags with their plugs and instructions.
Half the loft is taken up by this. It makes it very easy to get the house decorated and put away again. I set aside a day for each. With Christmas music, mince pie and mulled wine to sustain me.

wafflyversatile Sat 23-Aug-14 00:41:25

Last year I bought a beautiful tree that you can't fold down. D'oh!

I don't have a loft, or a cupboard as tall as it. It's in the spare room.

The spare room can be a Christmad room all year round waffly. Now that gives me an idea...

Trumpton Sat 23-Aug-14 14:36:54

We also have the fairy lights that FIL bought to drape round DH's cot for his first Christmas...they are now 63 years old and VERY delicate. They are used on the mantlepiece garland and only for a little while every day.

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