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Putting Away the Holidays

Holiday decorating can go from fun to frustrating in no time flat. And putting it all away can really be the pits. To help you get it done, we've gathered a few clever storage solutions and some pro organizational tips from Lea Schneider, author of Growing Up Organized and a member of The National Association of Professional Organizers.

"If you take the time to stow decorations properly after the busy holiday season passes, next year will be easier," Schneider says. Keep reading to see how to store fragile holiday items, and save yourself a few headaches (untangling! dusting!) next holiday season, too.

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