Good morning! Have you put away all of your holiday decor yet? I will admit I love putting up all of my decorations but I equally love taking them all down too and getting my house back! By the time Christmas is done, I am done too. Ready for a clean and un-cluttered house!
Today I am going to show you how I simplify and organize our decor. One thing I recommend is that when you get your holiday decorations out in the fall, purge anything that you don’t use. If you didn’t use it, you don’t need to store it. Less clutter!
Do you throw away your gift bags, boxes, or tissue paper that you receive as gifts? Don’t! You are throwing away money! I always fold up my tissue paper, boxes and gift bags and stack them away neatly for next year.
I also go ahead and place a blank label over the old labels on my bags and boxes. That way it is already done for next year and I don’t accidentally leave an old label on.
I put our old Christmas cards on a ring and save them for next year. It’s fun to look back throughout the years of cards! My husband always helps me put away our tree. I put away all of the accessories and he does the tree. We don’t have a tree with pre-lit lights, just a regular $25 target special we have had for over 5 years. It works for us and is simple.
The kids all have little baby trees for their rooms. I got all of these and the ornaments on clearance at Target over the past few years. We have fun decorating them every year. I store their ornaments and decorations in a ziploc with their names on it.
This is pretty much all of my storage. Each one of us has a keepsake tote, and we have a sewing tote, fall decor tote, Easter tote, swimming stuff, and gift wrapping. That way when I need something I know right where to find it.
So, this is our simplified storage. We fit everything Christmas related into these five totes, plus a few little ones for breakable ornaments. I pad those totes with egg cartons to keep them safe. I made the labels with some leftover scrapbook paper. I also keep all of the leftover Christmas light bulbs in a little ziploc bag taped into one of the totes. Simple and easy for when Christmas rolls around again. I also know exactly what I have, so if I am yard saling or thrifting throughout the year and see something that I need, I know I don’t already own it and waste my money.
How about you? How do you organize and simplify your holiday decor? Any tips or ideas to share?