OK, I may be a little late to the Christmas Storage Organization party here. Most of you overachievers have probably had your holiday decorations neatly organized and stowed away for weeks now! Better late than never, right?
THIS IS THE BEFORE I WAS DEALING WITH, Y’ALL! And this is without any of the actual Christmas stuff that we used this year! Eek.
Since I still had 4 days off work once we got back into town (woo woo), there was no excuse not to finally tackle this monster! All it took was a nap one afternoon and then another hour spread over the next couple of days. (you know my secret to getting anything done is tackling it in 10-15 minute increments!)I found this storage stacker for $3 at the Goodwill- all of these ornaments were in random boxes. Now I can see exactly what is in them and all of the little Nutcrackers are living happily in the bottom drawer!
Previously, the black table was deserted on the attic floor and these underbed storage tubs were also in the attic, empty. #storagefail
They have literally been stacked up all over the attic floor until now.
Why, oh why did this take me so long?
What was I thinking before?
I found these sweet little baskets at Homegoods on clearance for $2 a piece. HELL-O! Polka dots and chevron, yes please!
All of these boxes are in our recycling bin!!!!
Grammy Goodwill says
I need to do this, too. I'm waiting for the weather to warm up some before I face the drafty attic. You did a great job. Thanks for the tip about the dry cleaning bags. While I don't have any nutcrackers, I think I'll cover my trees with them.
Heather Metzler says
Ha! Yes- I was glad to have knocked this out before the crazy weather started. But I did put on my big winter coat last night to take the pictures! Good luck with your organizing, it feels amazing!
Ashley @3littlegreenwoods says
I made a *slight* attempt to organize and weed out my Christmas clutter this year. Unfortunately my dining room table is piled high with miscellaneous stuff that needs to be stored somewhere. It's on my list for tomorrow!
I just moved to Texas November 20th and had to scour every blue bin to find my Christmas stuff! Today I am going to take it all down and put it upstairs. After I come back from a weeks trip I am going to organize it all! I agree I will fill wonderful after organizing it!
I still have a lot to unpack and I have found do a little everyday and it will will get done. I am a dishaholic…..so it has taken me forever! You have inspired me! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Blessings My Friend,
Heather Metzler says
So glad you are feeling inspired! Best of luck tackling the tubs!
Carmel - Our Fifth House says
YAY! It looks amazing!! Doesn't it just feel so good?! It makes the whole holiday season that much more enjoyable! PS – thanks for the support friend!
Emily @ Two Purple Couches says
Way to go, Heather! I have to admit – I just took down the majority of my Christmas decor today, including our tree. I should have taken the extra effort to organize better; yours looks so good! And clearly labeled!
Jamie Rossi says
Omgoodness gravy! You groovy gal! I’m all about organization. At this moment I look at all my Christmas decor stacked in living room that the hubs brought down from attic. I feel relief as I go through now to display. I’m all about getting it situated. Especially with labels and color. I’m digging clear plastic to see through. Thanks for inspiring me to get up and move without feeling overwhelmed. Recycling is a must for me. My hubs calls me a box hoarder. I think I must keep it due to its amazing abilities. Thanks again your friend in Toledo Ohio
way to go! Looks nice and organized now
CC Cole says
Looks awesome and a great way to spend that time. #inspired
The dreaded Christmas storage! I am glad you found some inspiration for getting your Christmas decor storage organized. Happy New Year!
Texas Nana says
Buy some xxlarge zip lock bags with handles and hang your wreath in those. They are sealed and have a handle so nothing gets dusty in attic or garage. I do the same with lights and garlands that are wrapped on cardboard then placed in xxlarge ziplock bag on a nail in garage. Clean dust free and can see what is in bags.