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Putting away the Christmas decorations can be a real hassle – only made worse by finding broken ornaments when you pull them back out the following year. This year, stop the cycle with these clever ornament storage ideas!

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Do you find a few more broken ornaments every time you dig them out for the Christmas season?

It’s so disappointing, especially when you have heirloom ornaments and keepsakes from your kids that mean so much to you. I recently pulled out one of my favorite ornaments only to find crucial pieces of it broken.

That’s why I’m so glad that other people have figured out lots of clever Christmas ornament storage ideas so that when those ornaments get put away this year, you’ll know they’re well-protected until next Christmas.

Christmas Ornament Storage Ideas To Protect Your Keepsakes

Use these ornament storage ideas to not only protect your treasure but also to keep you organized from one year to the next!

DIY Christmas Ornament Storage Box

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Make your own Christmas ornament storage box on the cheap! Glue plastic solo cups to cardboard, fill them with ornaments and stack them inside the box.

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Plastic Bottles for Storing Beads

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Store beaded garland in plastic soda or water bottles. Don’t worry; they won’t get stuck!

They’ll slide right out when you need them.

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Use Tissue Paper and Cardboard

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Use tissue paper, cardboard pieces, or felt scraps to protect ornaments from thumps and bumps.

Bonus Tip: Keep smaller ornaments in clean, empty egg cartons lined with tissue paper.

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Use Holiday Tins

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Keep your favorite ornaments in holiday tins. They’re so pretty, and you probably get several goodies during the holiday season!

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Reuse Drink Holders

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Save your fast food drink holders when you go through the drive-thru! This is brilliant – and cheap! Christmas ornament storage idea because the holders are the perfect size for your ornaments.

If you have smaller ornaments, wrap them in tissue paper and double up before storing them.

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Plastic Apple Containers

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I love seeing ways that people come up with reusing items!

Along the train of thought of using drink carriers, you can use plastic apple cartons to store delicate Christmas ornaments.

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Use Egg Cartons

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After a couple of great ideas for larger ornaments, it’s time to store those smaller ornaments. They will fit nicely inside egg cartons!

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Coffee Filters as Cushions

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Ok, you may not have tissue paper around the house, but I bet you use some coffee filters! Use coffee filters to cushion ornaments when needed.

You won’t want to miss these other ways to use coffee filters, either!

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DIY Cardboard Dividers

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If you break or lose the dividers that come with your ornament storage bin, you can easily DIY a new one with cardboard.

Or, create your own cardboard dividers, and put them in an ordinary plastic bin for a DIY ornament storage solution that will keep those treasures safe.

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Keep Fragile Ornaments from Chipping or Cracking

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Fragile ornaments that are old or are covered with glitter are at risk of chipping when they’re pulled out of the box or rattled against other ornaments. Protect them with archival tissue paper free of dyes.

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DIY Hanging Ornament Storage

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Create hanging ornament storage by cutting holes for two rods into a plastic tote. You can store your tree skirt underneath the rods!

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Under Bed Shoe Storage Bins to the Rescue

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Underbed storage boxes allow you to store your decorations out of sight for the year but saved you the trouble of fetching them from a storage unit or the attic.

Get similar storage boxes here!

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Organize By Color

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If you decorate several trees in your home – or you like changing up your color scheme each year, organizing your decorations by color can be so helpful.

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Use Bags To Organize by Color

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If you don’t have room for plastic bins, you can also use baggies to organize ornaments by color.

I just recommend that you consider adding some tissue paper around each ornament (see above) to protect the ones that are fragile.

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Forget DIY Solutions – Purchase a Box

Last, but not least, if you don’t want to use any DIY ornament storage ideas, then you can definitely buy a storage box or bin that has carrying handles, labels, built-in dividers, and is acid-free.

Choose from:

If storing all your beautiful Christmas ornaments has you feeling stressed, then use these clever ornament storage ideas to make the job of cleaning up Christmas decorations quick and easy this year!

Plus, you’ll stay organized and your ornaments won’t get damaged while they wait to come back out.

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