The Great Christmas Take Down

As we’re about to ring in the New Year and say our goodbyes to 2014, many of us are probably racing around the house trying to pack up and store holiday decor before the NYE festivities.

Knowing how to organize holiday decor can be difficult – mainly because everything is in one hundred different shapes and sizes, the majority is fragile, and quite honestly… you just want to shove it all in random boxes and be done with it! We don’t blame you! But, the truth is, if you take the time to organize your decorations now, it will make for easier storage throughout the year and easier decorating for the next holiday season!

We’ve rounded up our favorite organizational solutions to help get you on your way to having the MOST organized holiday storage area on the block!

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We LOVE using ornament bins for clients and ourselves! They have the perfect dividers to keep each ornament protected in it’s own compartment. And for families that have children who like to decorate the tree with their personal ornaments, it’s a nice touch to designate a labeled bin for each child in the family. That way, when it’s time to decorate the tree next year…you can just hand each child their box (stress free, with no fights!)!

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For those larger ornaments that won’t necessarily fit in the ornament bins, we recommend using larger bins and lots of layers of bubble wrap! Here is an example of a client’s christmas decorations we organized in wine country! We used these bins to keep the larger ornaments protected.

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How to store all those strands of lights, without creating the biggest tangled mess ever? We suggest the Wing-Lid Light Storage Boxes from The Container Store…OR even just an unused clothes hanger will do!

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Instead of letting those Holiday dinnerware sets take up important space in your kitchen for the entire year, we suggest storing them in various sizes of Holiday China Storage Organizers from The Organizing Store. With these red and green canvas organizers, you will surely know to pull these out around the holiday season next year!

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Now what to do when you’ve finished taking down and organizing all the holiday decor? Treat yourself with a nice glass of NYE bubbles!

And if you find yourself unmotivated to tackle the Christmas leftovers… Treat yourself with NEAT Method for a day! 😉

Cheers to you and 2015!

xx

the NEAT girls

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