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Holiday Closet

I converted a closet into a Holiday Pantry area. I have a large 3 drawer plastic bin unit to hold Christmas ornaments; small to large plastic bins plus plastic shoe boxes to hold other fragile Christmas items. I have hooks on the back of the closet door to hold wreaths or other hanging Christmas decor.


I wrap Christmas wrapping paper in cut off panty hose legs to protect the paper; the Christmas wrapping paper is stood in the corner of the closet behind the plastic bins. The closet has to be packed in a certain manner in order to accommodate all the Christmas decorations. The artificial Christmas tree is boxed up in its original box and stood up against the wall in front of the 3 drawer plastic bin unit. The shelf in the closet is used to hold large nativity scenes, holiday lamps, etc.

There is another closet that accommodates the holiday candles, dishes, linens and also other seasonal/holiday items. The same method is used with the hooks on the back of the door, plastic bins and using the shelf in the closet. The coat rack rod holds gift bags on coat hangers; these gift bags hold folded outdoor flags, outdoor bows and other "overflow" items that will not fit into the bins.

The plastic bin drawers with the Christmas ornaments are classified organized. When I "undecorate" the Christmas tree, I group all the angel ornaments together, place them in a zip-loc bag; I use the same method for snowmen, musical instruments, glass ornaments, etc. The glass ball ornaments are stored in one drawer together to prevent breakage; they are placed in the divided boxes that the ornaments are purchased in; I compress the air out of the zip-loc bags and the glass ornament will fit into the divided compartment. The Christmas stockings are stored with the Christmas linens. The Christmas tree skirt is folded and placed in a large zip-lock bag and packed with the Christmas tree.

Zip-loc bags are convenient to store Christmas electrical cords (for Christmas houses, etc.); the bags with the electrical cords can be taped with a heavy tape to the back of the Christmas house and stored in plastic bins; the Christmas houses should be wrapped in tissue paper and placed in a large zip-loc bag. I also use my foodsaver vacuum sealer to seal Christmas serving pieces (pie servers, silverware, snack knives, etc.); these pieces are stored with the linens.

Every plastic bin has a label listing the contents of the bin that is affixed to the top and side of the bin. I hang a holiday ornament or wreath on the outside of the door to decorate the door.It is a handy location in my home to keep my holiday/seasonal items in one place.

By WandaJo from Tennessee

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January 9, 20080 found this helpful

How do you ever get the artificial tree back into its original box? I've come close a couple of times but never made it. Finally found a larger box that is really a bit too large but seems better than too small.

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January 14, 20080 found this helpful

The Christmas tree is a tabletop tree and the tree limbs fold up on themselves. The stand is detachable and is stored in the box along with the electrical cord.


I am posting a picture of my decorated tree to show the size.

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September 14, 20080 found this helpful

I wish I had a closet just to stor my decorations and stuff in!!! I need more storage space AAAAAHHHHH!!!

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October 22, 20130 found this helpful

I also have closets for Christmas holidays, like the poster was talking about; decorations are kept in the same place, so not to have to figure out where we put them. Most of the presents are bought throughout the year, when the prices are low; I do, however, buy most of my husband's gifts starting this month, and take advantage of the special pricing and free shipping offers during the holidays.

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