Douglas firs might be evergreen (especially the plastic kind), but you can’t exactly deck the halls year-round. Soon, the weather will be warming up, and you’ll be itching to start decorating for spring.
As we head toward the end of January, it may be slightly embarrassing to admit that you’ve still got decorations from the holidays decking the halls of your home. If you’re an apartment renter, the prospect of squeezing that artificial tree back into the corner of the coat closet may seem especially daunting. Whether you rent a one-bedroom apartment or a studio, have no fear! Here are 4 space-saving tips for how to pack away the holiday chaos in an orderly fashion.
Tip #1: Use old egg crates to store ornaments
Looking for a quick and easy way to store fragile ornaments? Simply take an old egg carton out of the fridge and place an ornament in each cranny and close the lid! Your ornaments are protected and organized in a snap! It no longer takes professional boxes, bags and tissue paper to store the tree décor.
Tip #2: Use leftover cardboard boxes to wrap up lights tangle-free
The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to start decorating (if you haven’t already.) Between gifts, travel expenses if you go out of town, and hosting family and friends, the holidays can become a an expensive time of year. However, decorations don’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of traditional holiday decorations you can make yourself that are much cheaper than buying them outright. Here are a few of our favorite DIY holiday ideas to make your home and bank account happy:
Traditional wreaths can be on the pricier side, especially if you add extras like lights. Instead, decorate your doors with wreaths made out of present bows. All you’ll need is a Styrofoam wreath (available at most craft stores), a bunch of bows in different sizes and colors, and a hot glue gun.
Apartment living doesn’t have to rule out getting into the holiday spirit. Maybe you don’t have room for a Christmas tree. You can still decorate by hanging ornaments on a ficus or an umbrella plant. Or buy a beautiful poinsettia — that is a quick way to add a dash of color and cheer to your apartment. Living with plants is not your thing? Then here’s an idea for you: Make a winter wreath!