I love twinkle lights and the smell of Christmas trees. I don’t love the commercialism. And I really, really don’t love the boxes and bins of décor and wrapping paper that are piled my basement.
Organizing “stuff” is an issue for me. Ornaments and family heirlooms hold some sentimental value, but they also take up space. When I moved into this house both of my parents decided it was a great opportunity to unload every pipe-cleaner project I ever made.
The result is a bunch of bins and boxes that look like this.
But this year I had an exciting thought as I was dragging the above totes up the stairs of my house. I can use my holiday decorating as way to deal with my clutter problem. A jumpstart of sorts.
I am making an investment in some storage solutions to organize the holiday madness. No really, it’s happening. Lucky for me, my favorite shopping place (Amazon) had a full array of storage solutions geared toward people like me.
For Gift Wrap:
For Ornaments and Breakables:
For Outdoor Decorating: (or exterior illumination at Clark W. Griswold would say.)