How To Pack and Store Christmas Decorations
I was labeling a box with great care filled to the rim with candle holders and tissue paper and thought I would share with you a bit of my best efforts on packing and storing my Christmas decorations this year. I hope you enjoy my silliness and my bits of seriousness because we have to laugh at ourselves and we have to have moments of clarity lest we go mad in the chaos. Learning how to pack and store Christmas Decorations will truly be a time saver.
10 Tips for Packing and Storing Christmas Decorations
- I am thoroughly labeling each box and bag so that my husband knows which room to place the boxes and bags next year as soon as he brings them from storage. I am using as much sturdy plastic an I can. ( Can you say mouse and other whiskery, skitter-like critters, I need no surprises come this December that can look back at me and hold rancid wedges of cheese.)
- I am taking my time and donating items I feel I will not use again. This will free up space and give the added bonus of less anxiety and stress when all those boxes appear in my house.
- I am taking note as I go of how many holiday cloth napkins, table runners and table clothes I have and noting their colors so I do not purchase duplicates.
- I am learning that sticking to a certain set of color patterns will save me money. Basic Christmas Red, Pine Green, Gold, and Silver will take me a long way on my decorating bonanzas.
- I am recognizing the fact that I have become quite the Christmas collector. I am going to start looking for decorative items that are more permanent in my schemes that I can just add some dazzle and dash to for different holidays. ( I do love sparkly things. LOL)
- I don’t care how many times my husband rolls his eyes, I am keeping every single strand of garland. I love garland like nobody else! If it brings me joy then it should make him happy that I am joyful. (ROFL)
- I am taking care not to save things that I might use five years from now because chances are I will change my mind.
- Although I enjoy looking at all the newest and greatest Christmas fads I realize that these come and go and will never have any permanence in my decorating or be something that my children “might” like someday.
- And while we are talking about children, I by no means intend to force my old and drab Christmas decorations on them just because I can’t bare to throw it away or donate it. I can take a photo, print it, put it in an album and then guilt my kids into keeping the album 15 years from now.
- I am creating an open me first box, that will hold my planning book, my idea books, and my traditional recipes. I am adding a letter to myself reminding me to be good to me during this busy season and not to let my exercise and healthy eating get put aside thinking that all the ‘busy happenings” are more important than my well being.