Yeah, yeah, this is a day late and a dollar short for the “organization” post wrap ups, but I seem to be posting in Real Time these days. So! On the off chance that you’re still in the process of putting away your holiday decor (or needing to store the items you scored at clearance sales) I thought I’d go ahead with this post.
I am frequently asked how I change the colors I use for Christmas each season.
Do I buy new ornaments each year…? No.
Isn’t it a big pain in the rear end…? No.
Good grief, do I have enough space to store them all…? Yes. (Well, OK, Handsome Hubby and I might disagree on this one a bit…)
At any rate, here’s the Big Tip. It’s earth shattering…. Ready…?
Store them by color.
Yes, tree lights and garlands, etc have their own bins, and I have a designated storage box for the most special of ornaments (the sentimental ones) but everything else goes into bins by color: Silver, Gold, White, Red, Green, Blue, Browns and Black.
I also have a few bins that are labeled “Every Year” so that handsome Hubby knows to pack them near the front of the storage area. These have things like plain green wreaths, books, toys, and the Christmas movies and music that we bring out the weekend after Thanksgiving. (Grant always wants those, ASAP!)
Christmas each year is simple for HH. He just gets down the colors I need, along with the Every Year boxes. Makes for a pretty easy clean up too.
How about you? Are you organized, or do you just throw everything in a box and hope for the best…?
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