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10 Useful Storage Solutions Under $50 for All Your Holiday Decorations

Shayna Murphy
The holidays are over—now here's what to do with all those decorations you still have up.
The holidays are over—now here's what to do with all those decorations you still have up. / knape/Getty Images
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The holiday season is over, which means the season for figuring out what to do with all those decorations has officially begun. While some believe it's bad luck to keep holiday decor around past New Year's Day, others think it's perfectly acceptable to keep everything up through to February (and sometimes, even beyond that).

No matter where you land on this issue, having storage solutions in mind is crucial. From delicate ornaments to heirloom china, some holiday decorations are just too fragile to toss in a bag and forget about for 11 months. Below are 10 storage containers you can get for under $50 that will help you declutter your home and preserve your favorite items until the next time around.

1. Primode Christmas Tree Storage Bag; From $17

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Storing artificial Christmas trees is no easy task, especially if you tossed the box your fake spruce originally came in years ago. This all-purpose storage bag from Primode fits fake trees up to 9 feet tall and is made from a polyester blend, so it'll last for ages, provided you keep your curious cats and dogs away from it. With reinforced handles for added durability, this 4.5-star-rated pick is sure to feel like a sight for sore eyes at the start of every holiday season, especially if you snag one in festive green or holiday red.

Buy It: Amazon

2. IRIS USA Plastic Storage Bin Totes, Pack of 6; From $40

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For an all-purpose solution for any and all storage needs, never underestimate the usefulness of a good old-fashioned plastic bin. This pack of six from Iris USA could be a great investment if you're not exactly sure what you'll be keeping for next Christmas yet, or if you have stockings and tinsel you'd like to keep separate from other holiday decorations. Each bin comes with a matching lid, and they'll fasten on snugly to the upper rim via latching buckles, so you can tuck these totes away with peace of mind.

Buy It: Amazon

3. Wayfair Basics Ornament Storage; $23

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For certain holiday decorations, you can use a general bin without any issues. But if you're trying to store delicate items like ornaments or other trinkets, a special box with compartments designed to separate and protect these precious baubles is really the way to go. This container from Wayfair fits the bill and looks pretty to boot with its dotted pattern and elegant gold trim. The cardboard dividers give you flexibility to fit up to 112 pieces, and unlike other organizers that are fully covered with thick fabric, this polypropylene option is somewhat see-through, so you can find what you need at a glance.

Buy It: Wayfair

4. ZOBER Gift Wrap Organizer; $28

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If you spent a good chunk of December stressing over the best way to wrap, tie ribbon bows, and accomplish other feats of gift-giving strength, now here comes a fresh form of agony: What the heck do you do with all that bric-a-brac now that the holidays are over? If tossing all the half-used rolls, gift bags and tissue paper in a pile somewhere in your attic is out this year, try a gift wrap organizer instead. This one from Zober can fit up to 24 gift wrap rolls, plus it has two vinyl pockets roomy enough to fit bows, ribbons, and more. It even has two slim side pockets where you can stash an extra pair of scissors and tape, so you don't have to keep using—and losing—your kitchen shears.

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5. SEWANTA Christmas Lights Storage Holder, Set of 4; From $10

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There's no Gordian knot more aggravating to untangle than the literal one your string lights form if they haven't been stored away properly. For a no muss, no fuss solution, look to this set of four reels, designed to keep lights from transforming into the bane of your holiday season. Each one can hold up to 200-count mini lights or extension cords up to 100 feet and features built-in 8-inch hooks, so you can secure the ends of your cords or lights. While these reels are pretty minimalist, they do each come with a little handle, which will make lugging your heavy-duty cords easier to manage.

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6. Household Essentials China Dinnerware Storage; From $15

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For storing the china that you only bust out when the in-laws are coming over for the holidays, consider this red canvas bag. It can hold up to 12 small plates or bowls up to 25 pounds and comes with felt protectors, which help prevent chips and cracks. Need to store some holiday mugs, too? You can get a matching storage container from the same brand that will hold up to 12.

Buy Them: China Storage; Mug Storage

7. Wayfair Basics Wreath Storage Bag; $11

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Artificial Christmas trees and wreaths can last for years if stored and cared for properly—and to keep yours safe from dust and moisture, consider a storage bag like this one from Wayfair. Made from tarp material, this circular pick is sized to fit most wreaths and has a red zipper and red and green woven handles, for a cute little seasonal flourish.

Buy It: Wayfair

8. Household Essentials Figurine Holiday Storage Box Chest; $36

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For storing larger figurines like those from Nativity scenes, an ornament box won't do. A larger chest with big individual compartments is better because these precious heirlooms in the making require special handling. This stackable box provides space for up to eight decorations, although you might be able to slip a couple more figurines inside if you pack with care and don't exceed the 25-pound weight limit. The front panel is see-through, too, so you'll be able to spot Grandma's favorite reindeer statuette any time you glance over at the box.

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9. Santa's Bags Christmas Lighting Storage Bag; $25

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Reels are a must-have for organizing Christmas lights and other strings you'll need for decorating, but if you want something less utilitarian than the four-pack we included earlier, this combo set is worth checking out. You get three reels that can store up to 150 feet worth of wire (depending on the type) and up to 125 feet worth of mini string lights. But that's not all, as it also comes with a red storage bag, perfect for keeping lights dust-free and safely away from the prying hands of little kids.

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10. ZOBER Upright Tree Storage Bag; From $19

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Some folks keep their Christmas trees up for months after the holidays, in part because dismantling them can be a big hassle. If you dread the thought of taking your artificial tree down because of all the bending, lifting, and general grunt work that goes into it but do want it out of sight, grab an upright storage bag. This one from Zober can fit trees up to 7.5 feet tall (or 9 feet tall, if you're willing to spend a few extra bucks) and is made from polyethylene, so it's less likely to tear or rip. One of the hidden benefits of going with this bag over others is that when next Christmas rolls around, you won't have to assemble your tree all over again; you can just take the bag off, position the tree where you'd like, and start decorating.

Buy It: Amazon

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