1. Plan ahead! Take advantage of holiday discounts. Purchase storage containers of various sizes for your ornaments, lights and wrapping paper.
2. Use clear plastic storage containers to allow you to see the contents without having to spend time labeling boxes. This will also protect your precious items from moisture and from being crushed.
3. As you shop, buy wired ribbon bows that can be flattened and reshaped next year to save space and money!
4. Toss the Trash! As you decorate, set aside ornaments, wrapping paper, etc that you don't plan to use. If in good condition these items can be donated to local charities.