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Holiday storage, solved: 8 clever ways to stash ornaments, lights and more — from $14

Cheers to no broken baubles for years to come! (Photo: Getty)
Cheers to beautifluly stored baubles for years to come! (Photo: Getty)

When Sir Walter Scott wrote, "Oh, what a tangled web we weave," he may have been talking about holiday decorations — what with the twisted lights, the bent cables and the ornaments in disarray. But don't let your festive dreams turn into a knotted nightmare. Give yourself the gift of simple yet classy organization with Amazon's creative, budget-friendly storage solutions. We found a bunch — and most are on sale!

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Gather all your wrapping paper, cards and tags into a handy on-sale organizer described as "exciting" by one five-star reviewer. Keep fragile figurines safe for another year in their own dedicated tote! And once you're done rockin' around the Christmas tree, pack it away in a cheerful red storage bag. This way, you won't still be unraveling cables and putting away holiday decorations on the Fourth of July.

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And even those without Prime get free shipping on orders of $25 or more).

Scroll for storage solutions galore, from $14.

Just because they're artificial doesn't mean they don't need TLC. Faux trees are often placed in boxes that break apart and lead to missing pieces — and what can you do with a Christmas tree that's missing its limbs?
$15 at Amazon

With the Zober Large Christmas Tree Storage Bag, you can preserve the shape and quality of your artificial tree so it can be used from season to season. It also protects your tree from damage, dust, and moisture, and can easily be kept in your garage, basement, closet, attic, or wherever it fits your storage needs.

This satisfied customer wrote, "WOW! Forget the Christmas tree boxes, forget the Christmas tree tubs. This bag made it SO easy to move our tree up to our attic. Thank goodness I found this, makes putting up Christmas so much easier."

I know it's tempting, but it's also not a good idea to stuff holiday decorations into cardboard boxes marked "decorations." Everything will get smashed and worse — mixed up and smashed.
$26 at Amazon

The Christmas Ornament Storage Box is a surprisingly chic-looking solution. This tote that comes with storage boxes and dividers will keep everything safe and organized and ready for next season. It even has a small box for ornament hooks! So stop combing through the creepy attic to find your decorations — pick up this organizer for just $24.

With this storage box you can keep up to eight figurines safe and sound. Cardboard dividers minimize scratches and breakage, so your special pieces will be ready to show off on Easter, Halloween, Christmas and more.
$35 at Amazon

Both ends of the organizer have sturdy hand grips for easy lifting; the longer handles on the sides let you safely carry it up and down stairs or from room to room. Also, the cheery holiday colors let it blend in with the decor, so there's no need to hide it! A sophisticated yet exciting addition to your holiday storage.

"I needed a way to ensure my priceless keepsake Christmas memories would be safe year after year," reported this shopper. "Shoe boxes with tissue paper just were not going to protect them forever. These boxes are exactly what I needed."

Meet the perfect home for your serving platters, charger plates and other large yet fragile items. Keep them protected with the Platter Storage Case, now just $25.
$24 at Amazon

With its sturdy cover, sides and bottom panel, the case offers ample protection and can be comfortably stacked, while its quilted interior is easy on your valuables. Pick one up and you'll see why it's Amazon's Choice for platter storage.

This reviewer chose to store something different than plates: "I am using it to store my grandmother's silver rather than a platter, it was the perfect price and the storage box is sturdy enough to store a lightweight basket on top. Really impressed."

Perfectly-sized and versatile, the Baleine Wrapping Paper Storage Organizer is the ultimate storage solution for all your various gift-wrapping supplies.
$25 at Amazon

This all-in-one storage container is both generously sized for extra-wide rolls and smartly partitioned for small gadgets. And it can store gift boxes, ribbon and ornaments! Grab it for $26.

This clutter-free customer who titled their review, Christmas is now organized wrote, "I never thought I would be so excited for a wrapping paper organizer! This thing is amazing, it holds the extra-long paper as well as shorter ones. There are clips to hold your paper in place and pockets for bows, ribbons or labels. 100 percent recommend!"

Imagine putting away all your lights, knowing you'll be able to take them out next year neat and tangle-free. The Premium Christmas Light Storage Bag does that for you.
$40 at Amazon

With three spinning reels and a clamp that fits inside a durable bag, you can rest assured your lights will be kept safe and ready for another go-round! Each spool reel stores up to 150 feet of wire, 125 feet of mini lights or 150 feet of extension cords.

The set contains three reels for winding your lights that allow for quick and easy storage and installation when it's time to put up your lights for the holiday season.

Take it from this customer: "I just bought Christmas lights for the new house. I really didn't want to fight tangled-up strands of lights this year. Received my new storage bag and the same night I wound up my new lights on the reels. Hanging lights this year will be really easy. Looks to be a very good storage bag and the reels worked great. Highly recommend."

Sure you can use these in the kitchen to hold your cutting boards and plastic wrap, but — holiday hack — they're also great for stashing wrapping paper and those odds and ends that come after birthdays or holidays.
$25 at Amazon

If you've got your own DIY space going on, the SunnyPoint Over-the-Cabinet-Door Organizers will fit in perfectly. Comes in a set of two for only $25.

This reviewer found even more ways to use the handy helpers. "I have one in my bathroom and one in my room! It kept my bathroom counter simple and clear. The other holds important mail and bills as a reminder to follow up. Love these!"

Tidy Tight Storage Loop Straps keep your cords, cables and lights secure and safely away from each other.
$30 at Amazon

The D-ring on top allows you to hang it vertically, and the five securing straps are equally spaced apart. The storage loop has side buckles that allow each strap to be tightened, fastened or unfastened whenever you need them.

This reviewer gushed: "Finally a good way to organize and store my extension cords! Excellent use of vertical space, easy to access and I'm able to keep them all together!"

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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