Here’s a handy hint for keeping your holiday ornaments organized and stored safely when the season is over. First, measure the length of your bin from one lip to the other. Then cut a wooden dowel into two or three pieces of that length.
String your ornaments onto the dowels and place the dowels on the lip inside the storage bin. The ornaments will hang on the dowels, keeping the strings and hooks free of tangles. For even more protection of your breakable ornaments, you could also add a few sheets of tissue paper or other padding to the bottom of the bin.