As we switch seasons and start decorating for Christmas, I thought it might be helpful to share how I store fall decor. Over the years, I’ve really narrowed down my fall decorations, but there’s still items I like to keep and use.
Admittedly, I like to use our everyday items, but just add in a few fall touches here and there, while also adding in real tree branches. But with that said, I do have some faux pumpkins, stems, a collection of leaves I love, and a few glass vases I store each year.
While my storage method may not be ground breaking, it’s working very well for us, and I know exactly where to find our decor items, and that they’ll be in good shape from year to year.
How I Store Fall Decor
- Large, Clear Plastic Totes
- 12 Quart, Clear Plastic Totes
- Leftover Oatmeal Container
- Plastic Bags, to wrap glass items
Over the years, I’ve collected several leaves that have caught my eye. I like to use them each year for decorating shelves, tables or creating a vignette.
A few years ago, I had an empty oatmeal container laying around, and turns out, it’s perfect for storing delicate fall leaves.
The container doesn’t take up much space, and the leaves are in great shape every year.
For my collection of faux mini pumpkins, I use 12 quart storage bins…
They fit perfectly in my large totes and I don’t have to worry about the pumpkins, etc., getting damaged…
Each tote holds four of the storage boxes perfectly, plus, there’s still enough room for the oatmeal container, as well as a few glass pumpkins I’ve wrapped in grocery bags. On top, I store narrow items, like the bats I used on our Halloween front porch, and placemats and denim leaves I made a few years ago…
In the other tote, I have it filled with larger faux pumpkins on the bottom, and fall faux stems on the top…
For fall decor, we only have two totes. We do have a few other miscellaneous items, like the large light up wicker pumpkins I just bought for our fall window box display, and we’ll need a third tote to keep them in good shape too.
Christmas, is another story. I have eight or nine totes packed full and this is the year I’m planning on going through them all, sorting through the items I use, donating the rest, and then organizing what’s left.
I have my work cut out for me there, but it will be worth it! It’s so nice having these items organized.