5 Ways to Store Multiple Wreaths in the Off-Season
For as fun and festive as decorating with wreaths can be during the holidays, finding ways to store them in the off-season can be difficult. "Wreaths are bulky and oddly shaped, and often require a lot of space to keep their shape while in storage," says certified professional organizer and NAPO President-Elect Amy Tokos of Freshly Organized. "This means you have to have dedicated containers and space for storage."
To ensure your wreaths—and all of their bows and accents—stay intact, Jane Abrahams and Wendy Trunz of Jane's Addiction Organization say it's crucial to store them in a way that keeps them safe from damage. "You should also be able to access them easily, so you don't run into any issues when you decide to pull them out to decorate with again," says Abrahams.
1. Hang Wreaths on a Wall
If you have an attic, garage, or other large storage area, Trunz recommends individually hanging each of your wreaths along a wall with hooks or nails to forge a salon-style storage display. "We find that many people use wreaths year round, for all holidays, and this makes it very easy to see them all at once and access them when you need them," she explains. To protect your wreaths from dust and debris, Tokos suggests storing each of them in a soft, see-through storage bag before hanging them up. "Hanging wreaths in covers ensures they won't get smashed or dirty," she says.
2. Place Wreaths on a Rack
Not working with a ton of storage space? No problem. Abrahams says you can just as easily hang multiple wreaths on hangers inside a closet or on a rolling rack. "Hang them on individual hangers using ribbon, roping, or carabiners, and you can even cover each with a clear plastic bag to keep them free of dust," she says. "Store them by size or season, whichever works best for you."
3. Stack Wreaths in Cardboard Boxes
If you have a large collection of wreaths, Trunz says to consider cardboard wreath boxes for a stackable storage solution. "Wreath cardboard boxes can hold each wreath individually and be stacked," she explains. "Depending on the size, depth, and fragility, you can place multiple wreaths in each box, as long as you layer with tissue or newspaper in between."
To keep track of what's inside each of your cardboard wreath boxes, Abrahams recommends marking each one with a printed label or in marker. "You can also place a photo of the wreath on the outside of the box so they're easy to identify," she says.
4. Wrap Wreaths in Canvas or Fabric Containers
If you have a small handful of wreaths that you'd like to safely store together, Trunz recommends a canvas or fabric wreath container. "Fabric wreath containers often feature ties, clips, or carabiners inside for you to better secure the wreaths; zip ties also work very well," she explains. "We love using these, especially if we choose to place multiple wreaths inside."
5. Use Plastic Wreath Boxes
To store your wreaths in style while keeping them safe and easy to identify, our experts say you can't go wrong with a hard plastic wreath box. "Plastic wreath boxes last forever and will keep your wreaths in good shape," Tokos explains. "Plus, they can be stacked on top of one another, or hung from their handles, for added versatility."