Skip To Content
  • Tips & Hacks You Totally Need badge

15 Crucial Holiday Storage Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

Tis the season to de-clutter.

Amy Sefton / BuzzFeed

1. Wrap string lights around a hanger to keep them from getting tangled.

That way you don't have to spend 20 minutes detangling the strand next year.

2. If you want to get those artificial wreaths out of the way, put them in drawstring garbage bags and hang them in the garage.

They'll stay clean and they won't clutter up the basement floor.

3. Or use a foldable hanger and slip wreaths right on.

The HangerJack ($29.95) is perfect for this tip. Learn more about it here.

4. Store fragile ornaments in plastic cups to keep them from getting crushed.

You know those eggshell-thin glass ornaments you love? Well, RIP once you toss them into a big old box of sharp things. Plastic cups help keep them safe and organized.

5. And put teeny tiny ornaments in egg cartons.

There's nothing that screams "I have my shit together" like this super orderly ornament storage hack. Do it. Just do it.

6. And put bead garland in a water bottle to keep it under control.

This trick makes for SUCH easy storing.

7. Grind up leftover candy canes to make a baller AF peppermint powder.

Put candy canes in your blender or coffee grinder and use the powder on EVERYTHING. Roll sugar cookies in it before popping in the oven for holiday deliciousness year-round. You can also add some powder to your ice cream for a refreshing taste.

8. Store wrapping paper in a wine box.

The dividers help keep rolls from falling over and getting crushed in your closet.

9. Or put rolls in a garment bag and hang it in a closet.

Cortnee Brown / Via

This trick is perfect for apartments where closet floor space is limited.

10. You can also cut the bottoms of shoe organizer pockets and keep rolls super out of the way.

So genius. So simple. Learn more about it here.

11. Or DIY a hooked-up wrapping and storage station with a 5-gallon bucket and a Husky Bucket Jockey.

You can pick up a bucket jockey for $8 at Home Depot and store tape, scissors, and other smaller wrapping staples all in one place. Get more details here.

12. Use aluminum foil packaging to keep tape and ribbon in order.

This also doubles as a super handy dispenser. Learn more about it here.

13. You can also use a slotted tupperware bin to store leftover ribbon.

Use 2 small wooden dowels as rods that suspend the length of the container. Slide ribbon packaging onto the dowels and pull the ribbons through the bin slots. The holidays (and any gift-giving season) just got a lot easier. Get more info here.

14. Keep tissue paper in an accordion folder for seamless sheets.

Get cute accordion folders here ($12).

15. And use plastic wrap to store your artificial tree like a lazy mad scientist.

You're already starting the new year off right. Lazy FTW!