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Organizing Christmas Decorations

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to put all the decorations away. Keeping my Christmas decorations organized saves lots of time and money for next season.

While I love putting up the decorations, especially all the trees that I have, I don’t really like taking them down.  Over the years, I have kept my decorations organized by storing them in plastic containers and marking each container with the contents.

This year I decided to step up the organizing another notch.

Christmas Organizing collage

  1. First I took down all the decorations, placed them in the boxes and marked each box with the contents on a scrap piece of paper
  2. Dividing the contents per room
  3. And marking where I displayed them (mantle etc)
  4. After all the boxes were full, I typed up the contents and taped them to each box

Christmas Organizing collage.2

  1. I also have garlands with lights in each room, I typed where I put them and attached the piece of paper to each garland
  2. Then put all the garlands in a box and marked the box with the contents
  3. And since I have 8 trees, even the tree stands get mixed up, so I marked them
  4. And the Snowman Tree stand

After all the boxes were marked and sealed, I re-organized the attic, putting all the decorations together.

Christmas Organizing.fixed.1

Christmas Organizing.fixed.2

It took me a little longer to mark everything, but I know next year, when it comes time to pull out the decorations, it will go much easier.

How do you organize your decorations?

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~Tackle It Tuesday hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom

Comments

  1. Ann Kroeker says:

    That’s just dreamy….ours are tossed in any old way. You’d be horrified! It’s baby steps over here.

    Very impressive and inspiring–you should be featured in Real Simple or Better Homes and Garden!
    .-= Ann Kroeker´s last blog ..Mega Memory Month: Christ in You =-.

  2. That’s awesome stuff!! I am going to be doing that tomorrow:-)

  3. Kim says:

    I love clear see through bins. They make sorting and finding things in the attic so much faster. I’m still tackling Christmas decorations.
    Great Job.
    Kim

  4. I saw your post a few days ago — it is what inspired mine today! :)

  5. Christy says:

    As I put my stuff away I wish I was as organized as you, alas my helpers have grown up in a “doers get their way” household and so I let them! Part of the fun of getting it all out – the chaos. At least that is what I tell myself!
    .-= Christy´s last blog ..Crab – even better the 2nd time! =-.

  6. I put all mine in plastic tubs (used to used paper boxes, but dirt daubers ended that!) and label the contents of each box. I keep all the kitchen stuff together as well as all the ornaments. In general, I try to keep like stuff together.

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