Now that the holidays have passed, it is a great time to see what you can change or improve for next year. I am talking specifically about the decorations you are keeping in your home.
The holidays should be times spent with family and friends, and making memories. No matter which holidays are celebrated, keep your holiday decorations organized and you will be ready to help spread all that cheer. If your decorations are in a bit of a jumble, here's how to start...
-Gather all of your decorations and sort by holiday.
-The holidays for which you have the most decorations you can subdivide into smaller groups (ornaments, lights, table decorations, etc.). BONUS TIP: take a minute to write a list of what items are stored inside each bin, and keep it inside the bin. This will save you tons of time when returning decorations after the holidays. See the photo below for inspiration!
-Make sure all items are clean, have all of their pieces, and are ready for use. Let go of any that do not pass these tests.
-Use sturdy containers to store decorations. Label the sides and tops of containers with which holiday and/or description (i.e. Christmas Ornaments). Then, no matter which direction they are facing, you can still see what is inside.
-Use things like egg cartons or zipper seal bags for very small items, and then place them into larger storage bins.
-Bubble wrap or holiday towels can be used to layer between fragile items.
Organizing your holiday decorations now, will save you time next year. Less time looking for ornaments = more time for cookies, right??