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Decoration Disasters! Avoid the dread and tangles

I see it every year, tangles mayhem and cardboard boxes half eaten by mice in the loft. Disorganisation and chaos when the Christmas decorations come down.

So, how about you make things different this year and get organised so every year to come you look forward to getting down your organised boxes from the loft rather than dreading it.

The solution? It’s very simple….Really Useful Boxes!

These are an investment as they aren’t the cheapest boxes on the market but they are definitely the sturdiest I have found. With a click clunk handle on the side they hold in your belongs – no sliding off lids or cracked flimsy edges here. If you are getting boxes down from the loft the last thing you should be worrying about is the contents spilling over the floor as you do so.

These boxes come in SO many sizes and shapes and although most of the collection is transparent they also do one black box which protects your most precious items from being bleached by sunlight (I frequently use these to store clients photographs)

The website www.reallyusefulstorageboxes.co.uk seems to have extremely competitive prices and  the majority of the time beat Amazon.

 

Going from small to large here are the ones we find ourselves using most for clients.

 

*0.55 litre – great for the small fixings and loose little bits and bobs that always appear!

£1.60 on Really Useful Storage Boxes UK, click here to purchase

0.55 Really Useful Box

 

*9XL litre – great for storing last years Christmas cards that you don’t want to get bent and scrappy for next year

£5.55 on Really Useful Storage Boxes UK, click here to purchase

9XL litre Really Useful Box

 

*22 litre – brilliant for storing wrapping paper for next year and any tags you didn’t use up.

£9.23 on Really Useful Storage Boxes UK, click here to purchase

22 litre really Useful Box

 

*35XL litre – great for small sets of decorations (XL means the lid is slightly higher for extra space)

£12.34 on Really Useful Storage Boxes UK, click here to purchase

35XL litre really Useful Box

 

*64 litre – a really big box for everything else!

£12.48 on Really Useful Storage Boxes UK, click here to purchase

64 litre Really Useful Box

 

*84 litre – Mammoth storage for your larger more bulky items…but they do go one larger.

£15.81 on Really Useful Storage Boxes UK, click here to purchase

84 litre Really Useful Box

 

*145 litre – The biggest they come! Don’t forget to check the size of your loft hatch (don’t laugh it’s happened before!)

£39.95 on Really Useful Storage Boxes UK, click here to purchase

145 litre Really Useful Box

*Baubles Box – this is one of my favourites but beware the average family may need a few.

These are priced at £10.75 and available on Amazon Prime. Click here to purchase.

Baubles Box

 

*For lights which get tangled – keep it simple. Loop round your arm (never pack a tangled set of lights) and place each individual set in ziploc bags.

These hold one gallon and are £10.99 for x38 – available on Amazon click here to purchase

 

One gallon ziploc bags

 

*These are enormous and as you can see from the image on the box are for the larger items you may need to store. Useful for the awkward shaped items from your Christmas decorations perhaps?

£10.99 for x4 bags buy here from Amazon

Giant XL ziploc bags

 

 

***TIP***

When your decorations next come down have a good declutter – are there any that you get down and never go up? Are there any that are tired and are falling apart?

Think about the boxes you actually need before you order but try and get this done before the crazy rush of Christmas begins.