Easy Tips for De-Cluttering Your Christmas Storage
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We can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving! The start of November means the holidays are getting closer, and if there’s one season we love decorating for, it’s Christmas. You can skip summer and even fall, but Christmas home decor is one of the most important parts of the season. After all, the holidays are all about coming home and enjoying the festivities with your family and loved ones. We’ve put together a few of our best tips for decluttering your Christmas ornament storage box so your whole family can enjoy all of the magic of the season—keep scrolling for inspiration, ideas, and more!
Step One - Organize and De-Clutter Your Christmas Ornament Storage before the Holidays
The holidays are meant to be a time to enjoy precious moments spent with family and friends. A little attention to your Christmas ornament storage box in the month before Christmas goes a long way. Put on some good music, make yourself a hot beverage, and clear a working surface for your Christmas ornament storage box. (A dining room table or large, clean area of floor space for your Christmas ornament storage box will do just fine).
Step Two - Choose Quality over Quantity for your Christmas Ornament Storage Box.
While unpacking your Christmas ornament storage box, make sure to put aside any items that have broken parts or missing hooks, and repair them before you trim your tree. Going the extra distance with your Christmas ornament storage box before putting up your Christmas ornaments will give you that much more time to enjoy the holiday. The items listed below are good examples of decorations you should declutter from your Christmas ornament storage box. Donating items from your Christmas ornament storage box you think others may want to use might help you feel better about parting with them.
-Broken items in your ornament storage box beyond repair (or that you realistically will not take the time to repair), such as ornaments, strings of lights, etc.
-Anything you no longer find attractive or beautiful in your ornament storage box
-Stuff you avoid in your ornament storage box, for whatever reason, from putting out year after year. Why hang on to something if you lend up leaving it in the Christmas ornament storage box each year? This way, instead of hauling out massive numbers of Christmas ornament storage boxes each December, you can narrow it down to the decor you absolutely love. Be honest with yourself– if your tastes have changed you might want to simplify your ornament storage box.
-When decluttering your ornament storage box, try to focus on the quality of your Christmas decorations, and part ways with any decorations you don't love or use. You don't have to cram every surface with decorations to show your Christmas spirit, and your Christmas ornament storage area will thank you the rest of the 11 months of the year! You should use these same principles with your Halloween, Thanksgiving decorations, and other seasonal decorations.
Step Three - Assess Remaining Decorations in your ornament storage box And Place Them In Categories
Now that you’ve decluttered your ornament storage box with dividers, the next step is to take a quick inventory of what remains. Write down the broad categories of items in your ornament storage box, the number of items, and how much space they will fill in your Christmas ornament storage box with dividers. The purpose of this inventory is to ensure you have a place for all your Christmas decorations in ornament storage boxes with dividers for the majority of the year, so don't worry about complete accuracy as you make an inventory of your Christmas ornament storage.
Similar Size/Style Take all “like” ornaments from your Christmas ornament storage box with dividers and put them together so they are easy to distribute. You might want to group ornaments by color, style, or artist/collection. If you are starting to curate individual collections in your Christmas ornament storage for you children or grandchildren, you may wish to purchase an Ultimate Christmas Box for each and began to divide ornaments accordingly. Then, when it’s time to put up the ornaments, you can simply open one Christmas ornament storage box with dividers at a time to make sure you don’t end up digging through multiple Christmas ornament storage boxes and bins.
Large or Rare Ornaments: Large or rare ornaments should be stored in a Christmas ornament storage box with dividers and acid-free materials. Rare ornaments like Germany’s kugels, large blown-glass balls that were originally constructed of mercury glass in the 19th century, are really beautiful but will lose their color if they aren’t stored in custom ornament boxes with dividers properly. Most kugels in individual Christmas ornament storage collections measure six to ten inches, although larger kugels may measure up to twelve inches. There are many lovely imitations, but original kugels are heavier and feature a silvery patina and a cap screwed on top, and should be stored with care in ornament storage boxes with dividers so the quality is preserved for future generations.
Sample inventory of your ornament storage boxes with dividers:
-Ornaments and other decorations for the Christmas tree: approximate quantity, size, shape, extra hooks in your Christmas ornament storage
-Light strands: indoor and outdoor, length, color, extra bulbs
-Artificial tree(s), wreaths and garland: size, shape
-Nativity scenes, Christmas villages and other freestanding decorations: approximate quantity, size, shape, weight
-Lawn ornaments and decorations: quantity, size, mechanical and electrical components
-Christmas dishes: quantity, types of dishes, cups, serving pieces, etc. Candles: size, shape, quantity may best be stored in Christmas ornament storage boxes with dividers
-Miscellaneous decorations in your Christmas ornament storage
Step Four - Gather The Right Christmas Ornament Storage Solutions
Nothing compares to the magic and drama of unpacking your Christmas ornament box and trimming the Christmas tree. Organizing your Christmas ornament storage boxes with dividers by size, style, and type ensures a seamless transition from your Christmas ornament storage to tree every year. If you have vintage Christmas ornaments, unique Christmas ornaments, or are starting your very first Christmas ornament collection of Lenox, Christopher Radko, our Ultimate Christmas Storage acid free and archival ornament storage boxes with dividers are a perfect storage solution. Once you have a reasonable estimate of the decorations in your Christmas ornament storage boxes, take a hard look at your Christmas ornament box and storage containers to see if you need to upgrade your Christmas ornament storage.
The ideal Christmas ornament storage for Christmas decorations is as follows:
-Each Christmas ornament storage box with dividers contains the same category of decorations, such as one container each for lights, ornaments, and other decorations.
-No ornament storage box with dividers is overly stuffed. Everything fits neatly with plenty of room, and each ornament is packaged in an ornament storage box with dividers to keep it from breaking or being damaged while in Christmas ornament storage
-All Christmas ornament storage boxes with dividers and other items can be placed together in one storage area in your home so everything can easily be found each year
-Each ornament storage box with dividers will be protected from extremes of heat, cold, and moisture, along with from dirt, dust and insects
Our Ultimate European Ornament Chest is a customizable Christmas ornament storage box with dividers for large and rare ornaments and accommodates up to 44 ornaments. It features 3 levels: the bottom level with 12-Five inch cubbies and two removable trays with 16-Four inch cubbies. All the dividers are adjustable to provide complete flexibility to accommodate longer or wider decorations, crafts and Christmas ornaments. Removable trays make the ornament storage box with dividers easy to pack and unpack your ornaments and crafts while keeping your favorite collections well organized. To keep the dust away, this ornament storage box with dividers also comes with a heavy-duty zippered vinyl bag. Finally, this Christmas ornament storage box with dividers includes a two-pound bag of Archival shredded paper and a Desi-Pac, desiccant to keep humidity in check. And YES, it’s acid free.
Christmas Ornament Storage Solutions To Consider Before The Holidays Are Over
Until you place your decorations into Christmas ornament storage boxes with dividers at the end of the holiday season you won't be able to know if you have all the Christmas storage solutions you need. However, the ornament storage box organizing solutions we suggested above should help you identify any major areas you need to deal with, and give you time to get the right Christmas ornament storage boxes with dividers before you have to store everything. With that in mind, here are some items to consider so you have time to gather all the right storage supplies you need to organize your Christmas ornament storage box with dividers and decorations before the season is over.
If you're using cardboard boxes for storage, think about replacing them with sturdier Christmas ornament storage boxes with dividers, such as one of several boxes offered from Ultimate Christmas Storage. Our beautifully designed, high-quality archival ornament storage boxes with dividers are available in a wide range of options. Our products are created specifically to protect delicate hand-blown glass ornaments for your future generations by providing individual cubbies to protect ornaments from breakage caused by crowding. We use acid free materials treated with a tarnish inhibitor to keep away brown spots as the years go by. While our Christmas ornament storage box is lightweight, its sturdy enough to last for many years. Organizing and customizing your decorations is easy with our removable trays and adjustable dividers.
Make sure you've got enough tissue paper for wrapping ornaments. We recommend using our acid free, archival packing supplies to gently nest your fragile ornaments and other treasures while items are stored for most of the year. The acid free archival packing supplies complement our storage solutions to help preserve your ornaments, crafts, toys, personalized family Christmas ornaments, vintage Christmas decorations, your first Christmas ornament, and all the valuable items in your collection.
Individual Collections and Acid Free Craft Storage:
Cultivating a collection Some collectors go to Christmas fairs in Frankfurt and Salzburg, but for those of us who can’t fly to Europe for this express purpose, why not keep an eye out for special ornaments during your already-scheduled trips throughout the year for ornaments you can bring back with you that might hold significant meaning or commemorate a special occasion? Not traveling far from home? Why not head to an antique store. Most home or design shops and antique stores with inventories of vintage pieces sell ornaments. These settings often provide one of a kind pieces renowned for hard to find decorative accents. Our acid free Ultimate Ornament Chest is an ornament storage box with dividers that safely stores up to 100 ornaments and is an excellent option for Christmas ornament storage, craft storage and for storing a variety of precious collections; it’s perfect for the hobbyist and the serious collector. Our Ultimate Ornament Chest provides flexible, acid free ornament storage featuring 4 levels, including a lower level with 16-Four inch cubbies, and 3 removable trays with 28-Three inch cubbies each. All the dividers are adjustable to accommodate unique shapes making organizing your ornament or craft collections a breeze.
Curating Collections or Gifting Ornaments to Children: (photo of winsome or endearing ornament) The magic of the season becomes real when you open your box of Christmas ornaments. Our acid free Ultimate Ornament Box is an ornament storage box with dividers that has been very popular with many of our clients starting their children’s own ornament collections and makes a perfect gift for friends or family to help them organize their Christmas ornament collections. Many parents begin ornament storage boxes with dividers for their children when they are born, or let them choose meaningful ornaments to take with them when they move out of the house. Decorating even the smallest apartment will provide a sense of tradition and touch of love when children unpack a Christmas ornament storage box with dividers of their own. Some families even make a special occasion out of purchasing individual ornaments by embarking on an ornament shopping trip every year. Bundle the kids and go out to see the stores lit up for the holidays, let them choose an ornament, and finish with a trip to a coffee shop for hot chocolate and pastry. Our Ultimate ornament storage box with dividers has two levels including a lower level with 16-Four inch cubbies and a removable tray with 28-Three inch cubbies, storing up to 44 fragile ornaments neatly and safely.
Bonus: Further Steps to Fine Tune Your Christmas Ornament Storage Box with Dividers
- Provide Each Tree with Its Own Christmas Ornament Storage Box with Dividers
If you have multiple trees in your home, you should keep decorations for each tree in separate Christmas ornament storage boxes with dividers. By keeping your front room tree decorations separate from your living or dining room tree decorations, you won’t have to haul the ornament storage boxes back and forth to find all the decorations for each tree. Consider choosing different fabrics for each ornament storage box with dividers, or purchasing individual Christmas ornament storage boxes with dividers for children or grandchildren if you are beginning to put aside ornaments in Christmas ornament storage boxes with dividers for their own collections. Having different fabrics for each ornament storage box with dividers ensures you can simply pull out what you need and put the decoration in the correct room of your house each year, and saves time and aggravation when you take down your Christmas decorations for years to come. If you have to look into each of your ornament storage boxes with dividers to figure out what’s inside you are going to waste valuable time doing detective work.
-Preserve your ornaments to maintain their quality
The most important element to safely housing your Christmas decorations is making sure you have the right ornament storage boxes with dividers. At Ultimate Christmas Storage, we’ve been designing beautiful, high-quality acid free, archival ornament storage boxes with dividers for over 25 years. Our Ultimate Ornament Storage boxes with dividers are crafted of sturdy, acid-free construction with removable trays and adjustable dividers wrapped in beautiful, durable fabrics. With your ornaments tastefully organized in an Ultimate Christmas Box, decorating the tree becomes an easy and enjoyable occasion for family and loved ones, setting the tone for a holiday tradition that can literally be passed down for generations.
Once you’ve chosen to invest in Ultimate Christmas Storage boxes with dividers, we highly recommend that you support the acid-free environment by using only acid-free packing supplies in your Christmas ornament box with dividers. Our products are created specifically to protect delicate hand-blown glass ornaments by providing individual cubbies to protect ornaments from breakage caused by crowding. We use acid free materials treated with a tarnish inhibitor to keep away brown spots as the years go by. While our ornament storage boxes with dividers are light in weight they are built to last for generations, and you will find that organizing and customizing is easy with our removable trays and adjustable dividers. Just like our ornament storage boxes with dividers, our archival supplies last for many years. We recommend using our acid free, archival packing supplies to gently nest your fragile ornaments and other treasures in their ornament storage boxes with dividers while items are stored in Christmas ornament storage for most of the year. The archival packing supplies complement our storage solutions to help preserve your ornaments, crafts, toys, personalized family Christmas ornaments, vintage Christmas decorations, your first Christmas ornament, and all the valuable items in your collection.
Our Archival Art Pack is an acid-free shredded paper that allows you to “nest” your collectibles in your ornament storage boxes with dividers. This acid-free bond paper cushions fragile ornaments providing a physical and chemical-free protection. Our two pound bag is easily enough for either of our larger Christmas ornament storage boxes with dividers or up to six trays.
Archival Tissue Specifically developed acid-free tissue is great for those who like to wrap ornaments individually in ornament storage boxes with dividers. Package contains 200 sheets of 18” x 24” tissue. The packing material you choose is purely a personal preference; both provide the same physical and chemical-free protection for treasured ornaments in your Ultimate Christmas Storage.
Vinyl Storage Bag We designed heavy duty zippered bags to accommodate our Ultimate Ornament Boxes and Chests and are included when you purchase the fabric covered Christmas ornament storage boxes with dividers. The bags are also a great fit for the Archival Kraft Storage Boxes. Covering your ultimate Christmas storage box with dividers and craft ornament storage boxes with dividers in our custom vinyl bags help protect against the elements. Many of your ornaments are priceless.
Dessicant Ultimate Archival Desi-Pak® desiccant will help protect Christmas collectibles from deterioration, rust, corrosion, mildew, mold and other damage caused by moisture or high humidity. The included humidity indicator lets you quickly read the moisture levels in your Christmas ornament storage boxes with dividers.
Note from CEO Kathy Stanton
“The magic of the season becomes real when we open our Christmas ornament storage boxes year after year and share the memories behind each ornament we hang on our trees. With your ornaments tastefully organized in an Ultimate Christmas Storage Box with Dividers, decorating the tree becomes the center of an annual tradition for family and loved ones. We hope our ornament storage boxes with dividers and tips for Christmas ornament storage provide more time for you to enjoy the holidays. We feel very fortunate to have loyal customers all over the country that continue to buy our fabric covered Christmas ornament storage boxes with dividers for their own collections and gift them to kids and grandkids, creating a new generation of collectors. My Christmas ornament collection may be the most organized part of my home and my life! I hope Ultimate Christmas Storage helps you get organized while protecting your treasured collections. If you have any tips and tricks for storing your Christmas decorations, post them in the comments section, or on my Facebook wall.”
October 19, 8:55 a.m.
My kids are now 26 and 23 (where did the time go?) and each has their own Christmas ornament storage box with dividers. I invested in Ultimate Christmas Boxes for each of them, and each year they call me when they are opening their boxes with a story about one of their ornaments! -Meghan
September 12, 3:14 p.m.
My youngest daughter just turned three, and for her first three Christmases we have given her a special ornament with a theme from the Nutcracker. I wish I’d started off buying two of each ornaments (one for the family tree and one gift her when she moves out!). That way I won’t be sad when the tree is missing ornaments when she moves out!-Wendy
September 1 7:46 p.m.
This year my mother-in-law had an idea to start giving each of the kids an ornament that had something to do with what they were into that year. This year, my son started playing soccer, so she had a little gold and black soccer ball for him, and a snowman baking cookies for my daughter who loves baking and did lots of bake sales for her Girl Scout Troop.-Jenny Costa
August 31, 2:10
Great ideas! I’ve been using a combination of Rubbermaid bins and old boxes to store everything, and I’m going to treat myself to a couple of your ornament storage boxes and upgrade this year! Looks like I can stack them high, too!-Ann
All Ultimate Christmas Storage products features:
- Acid Free heavy-duty chipboard construction
- Tarnish inhibitor added to reduce atmospheric effect on silvered paints and foils
- Layered ornament storage boxes feature removable trays ranging from 3 to 5 inches
- Trays have fully adjustable dividers to accommodate unique shapes and sizes
- Beautiful fabric covering adds years of durability to acid free ornament storage boxes
- Decorative fabrics allow ornament storage boxes to be used as a decorative accessory
- Our fabric variety allows for easy segregation and identification of your collections
- Clear heavy-duty vinyl zippered bag to keep out dust
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