12/28/2013 12:01 pm ET

5 Storage Hacks For Stowing Holiday Decorations Without Making A Bigger Mess (VIDEO)

If it feels like you spent more time prepping for the holidays than you actually spent celebrating them, it might mean your system of organization needs to be revamped. We'll spare you the advice on when to start shopping or tackling that overly-ambitious DIY project until 2014, but these five easy ways to store your holiday decorations will help you avoid stress down the road and get a head start on next year's preparations ... now.

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