13 Ways to Store Your Holiday Decorations

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The holidays bring many memorable moments to share with your loved ones. Decorating, hosting family gatherings and baking all your holiday favorites are all enjoyable to plan and participate in. After it’s all done, you’ll want to know what to do with all of your holiday ornaments, trees and other decorations. Protecting and properly storing your holiday decorations and glassware will ensure they are ready to go for the next holiday season. With U-Haul’s packing solutions, you can have a safe and successful holiday storage experience.

Holiday Storage Solutions

Glass Pack Kit

Christmas ornaments come in all shapes and sizes, making them difficult to store. This kit includes dividers to help you protect each individual ornament, no matter how oddly shaped. The cells prevent them from knocking into each other so decrease any chance or breaking. The reusable foam pouches add another layer of protection. Whether you need to store ornaments, holiday glasses or dinner sets, these boxes do not trap moisture, making them perfect for spending long months in storage before they are used again. 



Use proper cushioning around fragile items, such as your holiday decorative village sets, candle holders and glass ball ornaments. Cushion foam can be used to separate items and helps keep each glass object well protected with a thick foam pouch. Our wrapping paper is acid-free and ink-free, which is best for protecting ornaments from chemicals that could ruin them. 


Mover’s Stretch Plastic Wrap & Bubble Bags


Plastic wrap can be used in many ways. Shrink-wrapping the different sections of your artificial Christmas tree will help make them smaller and easier to pack into storage. If you have any open containers such as miscellaneous kitchen supplies or holiday-specific silverware, this stretch wrap can be used to keep the items easier find in storage for when you need them next. For more sensitive decor items like candles, using bubble bags 

Wardrobe Box


The holiday season can result in a lot of awkward-shaped decorations that you have to try to pack up and store. Using a wardrobe box will solve the issue of storing larger items that need the right box, such as parts of an artificial Christmas tree, outdoor decorations and Christmas lights. 


Pro tip: Use heavy-duty hangers to wrap your Christmas lights around, so that you do not have to deal with a tangled mess next year. Use the wardrobe bar that is included to store the hangers of lights. 

Storage Containers


With a 15qt, 66qt and 110qt option, you can find the option best for your holiday storage needs. Storing lights in a spacious see-through box will give you plenty of room to enclose and separate the different strands, making for a much easier unpacking experience in the future.  They are designed for easy stacking. Put similar products in each storage container, such as dividing out your living room decorations, bathroom decor and kitchen specific items. 

Corrugated wine shippers


You may buy some expensive wines over the holidays, collect empty bottles over the years of holiday traditions, or even end your friends and family gatherings with too much leftover wine. Properly storing your holiday liquors will result in the protection needed to keep those bottles safe from scratching or breaking. The interior packaging of these wine shippers is made from honeycomb, which is a recyclable Kraft paper, to store the bottles safely and efficiently.  

Mirror & picture box


Christmas picture frames or decorative art is expensive and hard to replace, so it is important to store them correctly. Use the picture packer kit to secure the corners before placing it into its box.

Wreath and Garland Bag & Christmas Tree Storage Bag


Made with tear-resistant polypropylene, these bags will help you protect and store your decorative wreaths and trees from dust and dirt. You can also coil your garlands inside. Artificial trees can last several years if stored with proper care. A Christmas tree storage bag will help save you the hassle of trying to fit the tree in the original box, as they easily zip up. Your tree will stay in excellent shape for use year after year. The handles on both bags make it easy to haul to and from the basement, garage or storage closet.

Other items to keep in mind


Labeling your holiday storage boxes will save you time next holiday season, as you will be able to quickly identify each box and efficiently unpack. The box markers and knife set contain two markers to label boxes, as well as a box cutter to easily open your storage boxes.


Self-adhesive tape is a small but necessary item to have as you pack up your holiday decor.

Don’t fret about how you are going to store all of your holiday decorations. Get started today with our post-holiday storage solutions at U-Haul.