Much like my twelve year old self, I am a professional at taking things out but not so motivated to put them back. As a result, at our house Christmas goes up with great enthusiasm but gets taken down with significantly less energy. Not only are the needles a pain ( I think probably still have some leftover from last December under the rug) but the ornaments never seem to fit back into the boxes. I am also not proud of the temper tantrum I threw last year sitting on the floor trying to put away the Christmas lights. In an effort to teach me a lesson this year my husband made me untangle the giant ball by myself (which led to another temper tantrum).
I promised myself that this year would be different. In an effort to be more organized, I have put together some clever storage ideas for all those holiday decorations. Wish me luck!
TIP: Use egg cartons or coffee carriers to store those delicate ornaments. They’re easy to get your hands on a great way to recycle.
TIP: Plastic cups are the perfect size for most round ornaments. Glue them to a cardboard base and stack in plastic bins.
TIP: It might be a pain but wrapping lights around cardboard, paper towel rolls or craft paper will keep the strands tangle free and make decorating next year a breeze.
TIP: Organize hard to package items like wreaths and rolls of paper by using plastic bags (garment bags work great) and hangers.