Take our Christmas decor for example. All of us dread the day after New year when we have to drag ourselves to store all the decors we've set up meticulously over the holidays. I am no exception.
As much as I love decorating for Xmas (You've seen how clearly over-the-top I could get..), putting them all back into proper storage is one helluva task! Plus, I have a tendency to just dump everything in bins and just "dive in" the next year looking for stuff!
It's not just the manual labor itself, it's also the thought of the holidays being over so far! Uuggggh! I know you understand what I'm talkin' about.
So, to make it easier for me next year, I started putting away my decors January 4th and organized everything more to make my next year decorating adventure MUCH EASIER....
Let's start off with the ornaments...
I used 2 plastic drawer bins from Sterilite from TARGET ($10.99-17.99) & ziplock bags to organize and categorize some of my ornaments.
|Felt trees, Crystal Angels and Glittered greens|
|Glass Balls and leaves|
|Lanterns hang atop|
Shelving for some decors
|Xmas boxes filled with more decors|
|Glittered tree one inside another|
|Xmas Table linens and party stuff|
|Xmas pillows and more ornaments|
|Nutcracker and more ornaments|
The other storage I have is in the outside garage. My hubby and Dad built it for all my bins two summers ago.
|Xmas tress atop|
|All bought on clearance of course|
|4 total so far|
I know what you must be thinking - that's A LOT OF XMAS DECORATION! And yes, you are right, but I don't use them all at the same time. Since I am gaga over this holiday, I just could not resist beautiful xmas stuff whenever I see them (I know, I NEED HELP!!! :-))! But now you know how I change my Xmas decor every year, choosing from any of the stuff that I already have and mixing them up differently. And like most of you, I shop AFTER THE HOLIDAYS, to get the big discounts.
I hope you have some idea how to store yours too! Good luck if you haven't yet!!
Have a great week!!!
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