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organizing Christmas junk

Posted by oldalgebra (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 9, 05 at 21:47

OK. You've probably already heard of this one, but it was new to me and I thought to myself, "Why didn't I think of that years ago??!!!"

I always put the Christmas decorations away like this: This is the box for the lights and this is the box for the placemats and this is the box for the ornaments and this is the box for the Christmas mugs and this is the box for the faux evergreens and this is the box for the ......., etc. etc.

But a friend of mine says she does it this way, and it makes so much more sense to me. She puts all the decorations that she uses in the living room in the same box or boxes, all the decorations she puts in the guest bathroom in another box, and all the decorations she puts in the family room in another........ and so on and so on.
That way, when it comes time to pull it all out, she can do one complete room at a time (one each evening, for example) without taking out box after box and having the entire house a mess until it's all put together.

Hope this helps someone. I'm certainly going to give it a try when I go to put it all away in January.

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RE: organizing Christmas junk

That is a good idea. I am not much of decorator for holidays so it's pretty easy for me. It's ALL the living room box. :)


RE: organizing Christmas junk

I'll have to consider this--I do end up w/ all kinds of boxes out at once. But it's all the living-room box, too.Mostly it's just that tree stuff is in 3 boxes. I'll have to think about this--how to get the lights in w/ the ornaments. Fewer ornaments, probably.

I do take my stuff out at Christmas with an eye toward putting it away. I weed out stuff (and again when I do put it away), but I also think about whether I want to put it away in a certain order or grouping, and what I'll need to do it.

RE: organizing Christmas junk

We have an artificial tree, so the lights go in that box. Works for us because that way we can put up and light the tree, then decorate it another day when we have more time.

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