holiday decor

Do you enjoy decorating your home for the holidays?   

If you love setting out holiday decorations but hate putting them away, check out our EIGHT tips for creating a holiday storage system that works:   

  1. Create a decorating theme and stick to it! When your decorating has a theme or colour scheme, items that no longer work are obvious. Either amend your theme or let the “orphans” go.   
  2. Store only what you want, use and love! When you begin your decorating this year, and uncover items that no longer work for you, share, or donate them immediately.   
  3. Keep original packaging. Nothing protects fragile holiday decorations better than the original packaging.   
  4. Store “like” with “like”. Store decorations in clearly labeled containers so you know where everything is when the urge to decorate comes over you.   
  5. Use vertical space. Clear plastic shoeboxes work wonders for small, decorative items. Identical boxes can be stacked on a shelf or in a box to maximize storage space. Easy-to-see, easy-to-find!   
  6. Create a Holiday Tool Kit. Have everything – hooks, tape, wire cutters, extra lights, scissors, and ribbon – in one place when you need it!   
  7. Label everything. Decorating is meant to be fun, not a chore. When you have a system in place and everything is labeled, there are no surprises!   
  8. Set aside time. Schedule time for decorating and “de-decorating”. Create a holiday storage system this year and next year’s decorating will be more enjoyable.   

Wishing you the BEST of the holiday season 
and may the coming year bring you everything you’re hoping for...and more! 

Karen Shinn

Karen Shinn

Downsizing Diva Co-Founder. Toronto East & North York

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