If you are like me and are hyped up about transforming your home every Diwali with lights, diyas, floral and festive accents then youre also going to have to change it all back again. Whether you have just a few precious ornaments or a full-blown theme set up, you must have decoration storage down to an art form. But where are you going to store them? Sure, you could toss them in a garbage bag or box, and then throw everything in your closet. Thats if fixing broken items, de-tangling lights, or worse spending insane money on buying the same things again next season is your idea of fun.Were guessing its not, so we highly recommend safely storing your decorations in any of the below creative storage hacks.Try DIY lampsRepurpose string lights into a table lamp you can use all year round.Use a hanger to store fabrics or decorative toransTreat these with the same care you give your favourite party dress. Slip the hoop over the neck of a coat hanger, then cover with a plastic dry-cleaning bag to prevent a year's worth of dust from building up. Hang it in a closet or from a beam in your storage area.Bubble wrap extension cordsThis is a full-proof way to keep your extension cords tangle-free and functional until next year.Repurpose take out containersPack electric diyas in cardboard drink holders, old takeout containers lined with tissue paper or paper towels.Repurpose cardboardJust because your boxes no longer contain gifts doesnt mean theyre worthless. Theyre quite the opposite. Cut notches into opposite ends of cardboard pieces, wrap your string lights around them, and then store them in their box or storage bin so you never have to waste time and energy untangling lights again.Repurpose old socks and stockingOld hosiery can protect speciality candles from getting damaged and remaining dust-free. Then, wrap them in tissue paper to prevent dents or scratches and stow them away in a cool area from heat or pressure.Use water bottlesNothing is more frustrating than when long strings of lights or decorative beads get twisted around all of your holiday decorations. Prevent that mishap by storing them in a plastic water bottle.