Did you survive Christmas 2013? I don’t know about you, but Santa is
quite exhausted here at The Everyday Home has been taking it
pretty easy the past few days.
Usually, I leave all my decorations up until January 6th,
Old Christmas. But, this year – I am antsy to get my house back
to normal and start on some DIY projects. I will leave the tree up
until Jan 6th – but as soon as this chest cold eases up a bit, I am
gonna start the process.
So how do you store your decorations?
Rather, ours looked more like this….
Great idea, huh?
Here are some other great organizing ideas for your
Christmas decor and wrappings…
Use a clear, plastic garment bag to hold your
leftover rolls of wrappings. Hangs easily in a closet.
Wrap your Christmas Lights around a plastic
An inexpensive plastic bin with holes makes a great
Smaller clear, plastic cups can be used instead of larger
red Solo cups.
For smaller, unbreakable items such as my
snowflakes, pinecones, faux snow, etc. –
I use these to organize and mark the items inside…
Good ole’ Ziplock Bags.
I stack all smaller items in the same bin.
Christmas wreath storage was always an issue for me, too.
Right now, I have at least 6 different Christmas wreaths,
and I have no clue how many Holiday Wreaths I have total.
Let’s just say – “several.”
Yes, you can spend the money on these
“Wreath Keeper Bags.”
But, a large trash bag and a clothes hanger works just as well.
All of my seasonal wreaths are hung and stored this way.
I have created tags which mark what season the wreath is for
and also a short description. My wreaths hang in my attic.
I have concluded that my Christmas decorations reproduce like rabbits.
Each year, I need at least 2-3 more bins. But, this year – I
have started pulling out decor which I no longer use or
which does not fit my style any longer. I already have at
least 3 bins of decor I will donate or take to the consignment shop.
So, how about you? Do you have any ingenuous ideas for storing
decorations you would like to share with me?
For now though, I think another nap is in order.