Some people think decorating and getting ready for the holidays is a tough job. And yes while there is a fair amount of work that goes into it it can be fun and you are working towards something. However when it is time to pack all of the Christmas decorations up again for another year. Well lets face it that is no fun at all. Taking down all for the Christmas decor is one if my least favourite jobs of the holidays, but this year I thought I would share a few tips to make it a little bit easier to take on this tedious task.
8 Easy Ways To Organize The Post Christmas Chaos
- Choose clear plastic bins – This makes it easy to see what is inside so that you can find your wrapping paper and bows next year without having to open every single container you have in the basement.
- Save the center piece – wrap wreathes and center pieces in a clear garbage bag. This will protect them from dust during storage, and they will be ready to go for next year.
- Label you boxes and tubs – As you are packing things away make sure you are labeling your boxes and tubs so that next year you know which ones you need to pull out to decorate the tree vs the ones that you will need for setting your Christmas table.
- Bag it up – Did you kids make you adorable dough hand print ornaments or macaroni crafts for the tree? Place them in a ziploc bag before packing away to protect them from moisture (and bugs),
- Keep your linens as white as snow – Before packing away your table linens from the holidays make sure they are washed and all stains are out. Even if they look clean it is a good idea to give everything a wash so that you don’t get yellowing during storage due to a stain you could not see.
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- Purge the toy bin – Now is the time to organize your children’s toys and books. Have too many books to fit on your book shelf? Time to donate some to the local library. Bins over flowing with cars? Have each child pick their top 10 cars and get rid of the rest.
- Out with the old – When packing up take note of decorations that you didn’t even put out this year. Are you likely going to put them out next year or are they just sitting in your house taking up space? Donate or toss decorations that just aren’t making “the cut” anymore.
- Do a double-take – make sure you take a second sweep of your house to look for any Christmas decorations you may have left behind. There is nothing worse then getting everything nicely tucked away only to find a snow globe or a cookie tray that got missed.
Taking some 8 steps to organize the post Christmas chaos on only makes it easier to get the cleaning and de-cluttering done after the holidays, it also means that you are more organized when it comes time to decorate again next year!
Disclosure: I am part of the Church & Dwight ambassador program and I was provided with one or more of these products free of change for review. All options are strictly my own.