There is nothing I dread more than decorating for the holidays. Don’t get me wrong, I love the festive, cozy look, but the tangled lights, knotty garland, and crumpled tree limbs are enough to make anyone wish for spring.
I know that I make it harder on myself by not storing things properly the year before, but not all of us are born crafty geniuses. Luckily, we’ve found 18 life hacks that will make getting ready for the holidays a bit more tolerable this year. We can’t guarantee that you’ll win “best decorated in the neighborhood,” but you will be the most organized elf on the block.
1. Plastic cups offer a cheap and effective way to store ornaments. For extra security, hot glue the cups to a piece of cardboard.
2. String mini-lights around the center of your tree to make it look like it’s glowing from within. Then, top with colored lights and ornaments.