Sunday, January 13, 2013

Christmas Decor Organizing

Like I mentioned to Linda over at My Crafty Home Life, I wanted to start the year off better organized and avoid procrastinating over some of the things that needed to be done in our home.

Take our Christmas decor for example. All of us dread the day after New year when we have to drag ourselves to store all the decors we've set up meticulously over the holidays. I am no exception.

As much as I love decorating for Xmas (You've seen how clearly over-the-top I could get..), putting them all back into proper storage is one helluva task! Plus, I have a tendency to just dump everything in bins and just "dive in" the next year looking for stuff!

It's not just the manual labor itself, it's also the thought of the holidays being over so far! Uuggggh! I know you understand what I'm talkin' about.

So, to make it easier for me next year, I started putting away my decors January 4th and organized everything more to make my next year decorating adventure MUCH EASIER....

Let's start off with the ornaments...

I used 2 plastic drawer bins from Sterilite from TARGET ($10.99-17.99) & ziplock bags to organize and categorize some of my ornaments.

Different Snowflakes

Felt trees, Crystal Angels and Glittered greens

Icecles galore

Glittered Reindeers

Sentimental ornaments

Red ornaments
Felt Snowflakes

Blue Ornaments
I also used these red Sterilite Ornament bins from WALMART ($4.95 each)

Capiz stars

Glass Balls and leaves
I mentioned some, since the bigger ornaments went into much larger plastic bins.

Like these
I have 2 major storage rooms for these. One is in the basement utility room...

Lanterns hang atop
Shelving for some decors

Xmas boxes filled with more decors

Glittered tree one inside another

Xmas Table linens and party stuff

Xmas pillows and more ornaments

Nutcracker and more ornaments

The other storage I have is in the outside garage. My hubby and Dad built it for all my bins two summers ago.

13 total
 I got the bins from TARGET too and I have all my Xmas stuff in almost all of them. I wanted one color only so I know immediately know what's inside. For Halloween I have orange bins.
Xmas tress atop
For my wreaths, I have these Sterilite boxes..

All bought on clearance of course
For the lights, I recently got these see-thru bins from Home Depot...

4 total so far

I know what you must be thinking - that's A LOT OF XMAS DECORATION! And yes, you are right, but I don't use them all at the same time. Since I am gaga over this holiday, I just could not resist beautiful xmas stuff whenever I see them (I know, I NEED HELP!!! :-))!  But now you know how I change my Xmas decor every year, choosing from any of the stuff that I already have and mixing them up differently. And like most of you, I shop AFTER THE HOLIDAYS, to get the big discounts.

I hope you have some idea how to store yours too! Good luck if you haven't yet!!

Have a great week!!!


  1. This is the best Christmas organizing I have ever seen. Really well done, and I am completely jealous in a good way.

  2. Wow! Super organized Vel! My Christmas ornaments usually end up in a big box or leftover gift bag! You have inspired me to be more organized :)

  3. You are amazing - so needed you at my house when the tree was coming down....great job!!

  4. Hi Val! I loved how you organized all your Holiday decor. And, you book shelf transformation is amazing. I've enjoyed looking around and I am an new follower.

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  6. Hello Ms. Organized Gurrl! I have a secret share...(in whispers) I haven't taken down my tree and other decors ... shhh it's a secret.
    But you definitely inspired me to get organized. Im glad tho that our condo has some storage downstairs... otherwise i don't know how to get organized hihi.
    Happy New Year NFF!

  7. Wow, Vel! Everything looks so neat, that's organization at its best! Nice job!

  8. Wow -- that all looks so amazing!! great job -- and you'll be thrilled when next Christmas rolls around!

  9. Wow! This is amazing, so neat, love it!! I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. I am visiting you via Tuesday Treasures. Thanks Anu!

  10. Tremendous
    Christmas Decoration. I have never seen these kinds of Christmas Decorations at home.


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