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Life hack: Better ways to store your Christmas decorations until next year

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:10PM EST
Life Hack Christmas Decorations Storage
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Happy New Year! Now that the major holidays are past us, it’s time to start thinking about taking down all those Christmas decorations and keep them safely stored for the next 11 months. As someone whose Christmas decorations are normally messily stuffed in a box, I was pleased to discover some great tips and tricks posted over at Redfin for more efficient and orderly ways to store your Christmas decorations until the following December.

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First off, if you have any spare egg cartons lying around, you should be sure to use them to store your round Christmas ornaments. This will make it less likely that they’ll bump into one another and crack and it will make them incredibly convenient to store. As you can see in the photo below, egg cartons are the perfect size and shape for storing ornaments:

Another trick is to take a piece of cardboard and cut some slits in it on both sides that you can then use to hold your Christmas lights in place, as demonstrated in this photo:

This is obviously a better alternative to stuff them into a box for 11 months where they’ll get tangled up and you’ll have to waste time straightening them out.

Redfin has plenty more tips to help you better store your Christmas decorations — check them out for yourself at this link.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.

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