Storing Christmas Ornaments

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Apple Containers for Storing Christmas OrnamentsI recently got some fuji apples from a store in this marvelous container. It hit me almost instantly that these could be used for balls of yarn, thread, or ornaments.


They work best for the larger ones, but I didn't have a tenth one, so I showed you can use it for the smaller ones, too.


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January 9, 2011

Do you have several "stray" ornaments that you want to store safely but don't want to spend a lot of money on storage units? Use a box that you may have around that house that had drinking glasses in it.

Photo of a box with an ornament in it.

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December 27, 2011

Tonight, I was thinking about my ornaments that I had unearthed after ten years and what I would put them away in. As I was washing out a veggie can, it hit me.


I can keep them for the ornaments and they won't have to be wrapped and will be much safer.

6x6 inch cardboard box holding 4 tin cans - one of which has a snoman ornament.

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January 2, 2019

I have submitted something similar here so I will just share this. Today I took my tree and ornaments down so I could do a project. I have been keeping these wonderful grape boxes for a while now. I also have this apple box from 2016 and wanted to share how you can use food containers for all kinds of things.

Christmas ornaments stored in plastic produce containers

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January 11, 2008

I collect a lot of tin cans with Christmas and winter scenes and sit them throughout the house. Well guess what?


A light bulb came on and, this year, I stored ornaments in them and packed them in a tote labeled "tree".

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January 10, 2008

Take the cardboard egg crate and use it to store ornaments from the tree before you place them into a box. It separates them from banging into each other and protects them from being crushed.

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December 29, 2010

I am getting ready to put up the Christmas wreaths, ornaments, etc. Does anyone have a good way to organize the stuff in the bins before they go up in the attic?

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December 30, 20100 found this helpful

I have used plastic shoe boxes for breakable ornaments. I also make use of large plastic zip lock bags for unbreakable ornaments, candles or other small miscellaneous. I wrap my lights around rolled up newspaper, junk mail or magazines.


It's good to just generally separate things as best you can, lights in one box, ornaments in another. Depends on how much you have of course. Get a system in other words and stick to it each year.

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last year I bought clear plastic bins with red tops. I put ornaments in one and all other decorations in the other bins. I made a list on the computer of the items in each bin and taped it to the inside of the bin. I made sure that the labels were facing me when I put them away. This year, it was so easy to see what was in each bin. Good luck

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January 4, 20110 found this helpful

This is a tip I was planning to enter for contest, but I'll tell you first: save egg cartons for ornament storage. The breakable ones should be considered first for this type of storage, of course, with other ornaments and items that would fit in the egg-sized compartments next.


The filled egg cartons should stack well in the storage bins, and should protect your treasures.

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January 9, 2011

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