Keeping things organized around the house controls clutter and makes it easy to find things when you need them. Having a system to keep everything in its place is a great way to start keeping your home organized. One household item that gets overlooked when getting organized is spare light bulbs. They often come in packages of multiples, in flimsy cardboard boxes that cannot withstand much weight or jostling. Additionally, most homes require light bulbs in many shapes, sizes, and brightness levels. This means that many homes have numerous spare light bulbs laying around, probably under-protected.
Because they are delicate, they need to be kept in a safe place to prevent them from breaking. If you have a bunch of extra, you need to get organized with simple light bulb storage solutions.
Do you keep spare light bulbs in your junk drawer? Molly Maid has the junk drawer organization tips you need!
How to Store Light Bulbs
Here’s how to store all kinds and protect them from damage:
- Clear Plastic Bins
You can find plastic storage bins of various sizes and shapes at home improvement stores, big box stores, and even dollar stores. These are a tidy way to store larger light bulbs, as there is ample space to keep many sizes and shapes of light bulbs in one container. Clear boxes also allow you to see what’s in the container without having to open multiple boxes every time you need a fresh light bulb.
- Bubble Wrap
Just like when packing away old glasses or dishes, bubble wrap will protect your light bulbs if you’re storing them in a drawer or on a utility shelf. By keeping them wrapped, they are less likely to be damaged.
- Egg Cartons
The smaller the light bulb, the more delicate the glass used to make it. Storing these small light bulbs in old egg cartons keeps them protected and makes them easy to find. Another bonus is that it keeps the egg carton out of the landfill. Organization AND helping the environment is a win all the way around.
- Christmas Ornament Organizer
Ornament organizers come in many different sizes with built-in sections to hold various sizes of ornaments, which prevents them from rolling around in the box. These boxes are also perfect for holding extras. Ornament boxes are available in the winter at many big box stores, storage solution stores, and hardware stores.