WHEN THE PARTY'S FINALLY OVER

The presents have been opened. The eggnog is all gone. Now it's time to strip your house of holiday ornaments before they become permanent decor.

1. Light & Garland Box (containerstore.com; $11.99) Behold, a design that will finally put an end to tangles.

2. Hanging Gift Wrap Organizer (spacesavers.com; $19.99) Ribbons, paper, tape and tissue each gets its own clear pocket.

3. Book-Cloth Ornament Box (holdeverything.com, 800-421-2264; $110) Four drawers of individual compartments protect delicate family treasures for generations.

4. Cardboard Wreath Box (lillianvernon.com; $7.98) The octagonal shape makes packing a cinch.

5. Utility Trunk (holdeverything.com; $130) Stockings, tree stand and tchotchkes galore get stashed in this roomy storage trunk on wheels.

6. Tree recycling (800-CLEANUP or earth911.org; free) Take your tree to a local drop-off site.

7. Peanut recycling (800-828-2214 for drop-off locations; free) Don't be selfish: prevent your Styrofoam peanuts and other packing material from clogging up landfills.

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