10 tips for Christmas pack-up

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Christmas storage - wine bottle boxVia: chroniclejournal.com

Are your Christmas decorations usually still up sometime in March? Get motivated these clever packing tips and storage ideas – and then pat yourself on the back next festive season when you unearth your beautifully organised Christmas gear! (Above: use wine boxes with dividers to store breakable ornaments)

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Christmas storage - fairy lightsVia: realsimple.com and marthastewart.com

Tangled fairy lights be gone! Here are two fab ideas: Re-purpose a garden hose reel to wind up long garlands. Or for shorter strings, wrap around a piece of cardboard and store in a plastic container.

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Christmas storage - giftwrap organisationVia: brooklynlimestone.com and scrapbooksetc.com

Create wrapping heaven using IKEA kitchen storage accessories (see tutorial here) or simply slide rolls through a wine rack!

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Christmas storage - ornament storageVia: marthastewart.com and designalamod.com

Use disposable cups glued to boards as ornament storage, layering them inside plastic boxes. Instructions here.

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Christmas storage - wreath storage

Via: goodhousekeeping.com

A dry-cleaning garment bag will stop your wreath getting dusty and mangled. Hook the wreath over the neck of the coathanger, wrap it up and then hang it in a cupboard until next season!

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Christmas storage - ribbon storageVia: spunkyjunky.blogspot.com

Ribbon hoarders, take note! Grab a box like this one from Howards Storage World and run dowels through the centre of the rolls to create a DIY ribbon dispenser.

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Christmas tree storageVia: familyhandyman.com

If you have an artificial tree that comes apart, duct-tape sections together and then store in large cardboard tubes.

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Christmas storage - ornaments stored in egg cartonsVia: chroniclejournal.com

We’ve featured this idea before, but it’s too clever not to mention again! Fit smaller ornaments snugly inside egg cartons.

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Christmas storage

Via: maillardvillemanor.com

If creating your own storage just isn’t your thing, invest in some great ready-made gear … like a tree duffel bag, wreath box, or divided ornament containers. Oh, and you get extra points if you colour co-ordinate!

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Christmas storage - ceiling storage boxesVia: familyhandyman.com

If you hate having cupboards chock-a-block with things you only use once a year, go DIY crazy and create this amazing ceiling storage solution for your garage. Step-by-step guide here.

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