Before we dive into each category, let's cover the basics of streamlining your holiday decorating routine for years to come:
- Take photos: Before you start packing up, snap some photos of the decorated rooms to use as a reference for next year. It will simplify the unpacking process when you can visually see what you have and where it needs to go.
Edit as you go: Fight the urge to shove everything back into storage bins without editing first. It's a waste of space and energy to pack and then unpack items that shouldn't be there in the first place. Keep a few garbage bags nearby to toss or donate the items that have reached their expiration date.
Store in good condition: If something is broken, fix it or toss it. If something is dirty, clean it. It takes more effort to resurrect an item after its been in storage so just take care of it now so life is easier later *insert shrug emoji*
Label everything: Just because you access these items once a year doesn't mean you should skip labeling. In fact, it's even more of a reason to label because you're even more likely to forget. (Shop our custom labels here!)