A few weeks ago, we had the fun opportunity to shop Lowe’s Christmas decor (it’s almost all 50% off now!) to put together a tree and decorations (that we later were able to donate to a family in need) for a Christmas Storage Hacks video using items you can find at Lowe’s. It was so fun thinking of where our trouble points are with organizing and storing Christmas decor and solving them! First, here’s the video we shot with Spectra Films and I’ll break down the hacks one by one below, too!
1. WRAPPING PAPER
For that wrapping paper that constantly comes unrolled, or gets loose at best!, foam plumbing insulation already comes with one side sliced open! Just cut it into small sections and place it around wrapping paper to keep it in place.
You probably already stash your ribbon in some sort of basket for storage, but why not make it a basket that functions, as well! We used dowels, and this stylish iron bin from Lowe’s to hold a whole slew of ribbon in place and threaded it through the bin openings so we could easily pull out and cut the length needed!
3. PICK GARLAND
I love the whimsey that pick garland adds to a tree, but storing it without breakage has always been a challenge. We used 4 inch ABS Pipe from Lowe’s and slid it right in. It’s sturdy and protective and easily stores in the same bin as the tree!
There’s all sorts of ideas on how to store ornaments out there, but we were thrilled when we came across this ornament organizer at Lowe’s that stacks and locks multiple layers together, while protecting each one. (We’ll definitely be using this for all of our keepsake ornaments!)
5. Extension Cords
Man, we never need extension cords like we need them during the holidays. Not the big, long, orange ones that stay in the garage–smaller ones for the tree, the star on top, lighting up garland–and I swear we end up buying more every year because they get lost. We picked up this “laundry organizer” (you may recognize it as something you could used for scarfs!) at Lowe’s and laced all of our holiday extension cords in place to be hung right next to the wreaths. Ps! How cute is that candy cane striped one!?
6. The Tree
How is it that the same box the tree fit in last year is suddenly too small when you go to store it again?! Using heavy duty plastic stretch will get it nice and compact again.
Some wreaths can be fragile, and after a few years of finding fallen pine cones and berries next to the wreath from which they fell–we knew there had to be a better way. By simply putting them in a garbage bag (I like tie up, so it can be re-used!) and sliding a hanger in very last, they become hangable! If you don’t want to take up closet space, you can hang a curtain rod from the ceiling in a storage area for this, too.
Although we’re still in full on Merry mode over here, we wanted to share these hacks before it’s too late! Any ideas to add?! Sound off in the comments.
Ps. The music in the video is Happy Christmas by Handsome and Gretyl.