|Photo: David Zellaby via Flickr|
|Boxes after I rummaged through them to get started on decorating!|
I also number the boxes so that I know how many to take down the following Christmas. If I have 6 boxes total, I will label my boxes, 1 of 6, 2 of 6, 3 of 6 and so on. That way when I go to get the boxes I know how many I am looking for. I also put the following year on the label rather than the year I am boxing up and putting away. I have found that it is confusing to have the previous year's date on the boxes when I am looking for them.
|I had to laugh at this label - 7 of 5? At least it had the right date on it!|
I was planning showing you exactly how I packed my ornaments away but when I was taking everything down I was looking at my system with new 'blogger' eyes and realized that I could do it much better! So here are a few tips for you as you plan for packing away for next year ... and I will share my more blog worthy storage with you when Christmas is over!
1. Store like things together. I try to keep my colors together and the type of ornament as much as possible.
2. Keep the original boxes to re-pack them in later.
3. Keep the tissue paper from your gifts to wrap your fragile ornaments in.
Tip of the day: When you are unpacking your Christmas decorations and come upon things that you have not used for a while, take them to a donation center or share with someone else right away. Someone can enjoy them now and you will have less to store next year!