Christmas Organization

Jan 6

If you’ve been looking for a good reason to keep your decorations up until today – or later – it’s ok! Did you know that the Christmas season officially ends today? On January 6…not December 26?

Believe it or not, the 12 days of Christmas actually begins ON Christmas day. According to Christian tradition, January 6 marks the day the three kings arrived in Bethlehem after Jesus was born, so this day signals the official end of Christmas celebrations. Probably way more info than you need to know (or thought I would share on an organizing blog), but some people believe it’s bad luck to take your tree down before January 6. If you’re interested in knowing why, you can read more about it in this article on Better Homes & Gardens.

I dismantled our Christmas decorations and trees this past weekend…certainly not because I wanted to. I had to based on my January work schedule. But as I was putting it away, I realized how long I’ve owned our bins and storage pieces. A LONG time. Like, long time.

Here’s a post from 2018 where I shared everything on the garage shelves…

( light bins | ornament bins with purple latch | fabric ornament bin | fabric wreath storage | clear bins )

Some of my bins can be found back in posts from 2016 and earlier. Still own about 90% of what you see on the shelves above…the long tree containers on the floor are gone. Everything else = still here AND was surprised to see still available for purchase!

Still love my gift wrap organizer too!…

( gift wrap organizer )

I pack away all the Christmas themed wrapping instead of keeping it in my small gift wrap drawer all year long. It wouldn’t fit here and would waste space for 11.5 months…

Since most of my containment is available, I wanted to share it with you. And link similar or different ideas of solutions that work. Storage items that will last you a long time. Why invest in something like holiday organization more than once? So I’ve linked many of my items throughout this post and created a guide for items you can shop either from Amazon or The Container Store.


You can see the above list and more linked in my Amazon Storefront right here.

This week we dismantled Christmas for one of our favorite couples…she saw this Amazon list I shared on IG and immediately ordered three of the bins in the upper left corner (this one). She had three trees in her living room – we organized each tree per bag and there was a spot for everything. Her interior designer was SO HAPPY because it means later this year when she decorates again, everything for each tree is contained in its own bin. You can see the bin in action on the Christmas highlight reel on Instagram.

These double-sided wreath organizers are roomy and hold up very well…

When it comes to ornaments, I love my collection and usually add a few each year. This photo is from 6 years ago – still own and LOVE these…

Some of ours are special glass or ceramic. It’s important to me they are well-stored. These fabric bins are great and I never have breakage!…

This longer version is great as well…

I also have three of these hard-sided plastic bins that have held up well. Just this year I removed the cardboard insert from one to use it as a bin for some small trees. They’re versatile!


You can find my full Container Store list here.

I love my light bins! I have three of these and they are the longer version…but you can find the shorter version in a set of three here


They are less $$ on Amazon. I’ve shared reels over the last few years as to how I use these. Be sure to scroll back on IG to find them in action.

Whenever I pack up my faux trees, I get questions about where to find the bags I store them in. My bags came with the trees I purchased from Balsam Hill, but you can easily find bags on Amazon and otherwise. I personally love bags as opposed to boxes – unless where you are storing them requires a box. It’s easier to get the large tree sections into a roomy bag instead of cramming them into the original boxes or a hard-sided bin. There are so many bag options but these are a few I love…

( bag )


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If you have holiday blankets or throw pillows you’d like to tuck away, these are helpful…

( clear zippered bag )

Keeps them safe until next season.

I hope this list of products was helpful! Remember, we see it all when we work in garages throughout the year. We know the containment works and what doesn’t. It’s important to be thoughtful about our investments and especially for a category of home goods we only touch twice a year – to take out and put away.

Hope you’re having a great first week of 2023 guys! Back soon with another post!



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