The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

Packing up Christmas (and ready for next year!)

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.

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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.

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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.

Simple!  Easy!

How about you?  Are you organized, or do you just throw everything in a box and hope for the best…?

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4 Comments

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Mary Brown said...

January 4, 2013 at 10:18 pm
I pack my decorations according to themes. I have gingerbread, snowmen, and santa themes. But this year, I feel like just packing it up in a box and hoping for the best. ;) hehe.
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Heidi @ Decor & More said...

January 4, 2013 at 10:20 pm
Great idea! I've always packed mine according to the room, but in the last couple of years I've done fruitbasket-turnover in the decor department, so maybe this would work better! Thanks for sharing, Vivienne!
xo Heidi
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DesignAholic said...

January 5, 2013 at 5:38 pm
Grreat idea thanks
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MiMi said...

January 6, 2013 at 5:37 pm
The blue and green is gorgeous!

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