Hello friends and happy 2013. I hope the new year has been good to you.…
Over the past few months I picked up bunches of holiday ornaments to use in my decorating and craft projects. Ornaments of all sizes and colors. They worked great for decking the halls, but when I went to put them away I had a hot mess on my hands. Ornaments all over and no way to corral them. Then I realized the most simple way to get them under control. Here is how to organize Christmas ornaments for under $2.00 and in less than 10 minutes. You won’t believe how easy it is.
I don’t know about you, but the ornaments I have are all sizes, from tiny to large. I thought about getting some of those organizer boxes they sell for ornaments, but 1. I didn’t feel like spending the money and 2. I didn’t know where to specifically go to find them.
See, all kinds of sizes. Most of these I’ve
acquired thrifted so I could use them for wreaths, garland, the white tree of my dreams that I’ve yet to own…
But when it came time to put them back home in the attic, I was faced with assorted boxed, tubes and bags.
Should I box some or bag them? Should I leave them as is how they came? Should I try to find a large storage container to fit all the containers they came in? Too many questions for this woman-on-a-mission-to-clean-up-after-Christmas.
So I went to the kitchen. And there I found the most simple answer to my ornament organizing problem. Baggies!
Not just any baggies, the large gallon sized with the zip closure. So my ornaments would be sure not to escape once I had them all put away.
So I got to bagging. Green in one bag, blue in another, silver in a third. I ended up organizing by color, that is how I like to do my decorating. So then next year when I pull them out, I’ll know exactly how my ornament stash is measuring up.
And it only took me about 1o minutes, not counting the time I needed to collect them from all over the house.
Soon enough I was faced with a few neatly lined up ornaments in baggies.
And the jumble of boxes, tubes, and bags will go to the recycling container. I’m glad to be rid of those!
Easy, cheap and quick! Glad I thought of this. Next I put them in a large storage tote and they all fit perfectly. The collection of other containers they came in would definitely not have. Christmas ornament organizing is done!
Have you come up with any easy holiday organizing solutions?
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