Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Why Decorating Our Home Was So Much Easier This Year

Last year I shared my new clear bins for storage of Christmas decorations. This system has made decorating our home this year so much easier.

By sorting like items together, I can easily see and grab the small portable bins that I need. Seeing everything I need makes it easy to change up the look from last year without having to dig through huge totes or boxes.


Last January I had a few clear bins on hand and bought a bunch more at a half price sale. Over the summer I picked up a few more so I will have all my small pieces in bins this January.


This system works for us partly because we have a full finished basement with a large storage room. I'm not sure you would be wanting to haul shoebox size bins from a remote garage if that is your storage space :)


I am about half way decorated and if we could just get some sun when I get home from work I would take some photos!


11 comments:

  1. It all looks so organized! This is something I definitely need to do since all my Christmas stuff is stored in big boxes where is hard to find what I'm looking for.

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  2. I am working on organizing my attic and I think I might use your idea of the clear plastic boxes for my Christmas stuff. I have everything in larger bins so things are mixed together. I like the idea of each box being one thing.

    Thanks for the tip.

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  3. I did this too before we moved, and this year I have about 90% of them out of cardboard boxes and into clear bins. so much easier!

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  4. A great idea. I have boxes of stuff and should be smart and buy these clear bins and transfer it all over. It would be so much easier. These boxes are in a hall closet which is all shelves but not very well organized! Where is the cheapest place to buy these bins? Thanks for the tip!!

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  5. This is a great idea and I know being organized helps so much! We've just recently moved and this is the first time for us to have a basement! I have a few plastic bins but need many more. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. Great idea to put everything in clear boxes. My Christmas stuff is packed into huge Tote boxes and yes, I have to dig through it every year.

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  7. That was such a good idea to organize your items that way. I still have mine in corrugated boxes and most of them aren't even labeled. So, you can imagine the work it has been to go through them to find things. I think I need to improve my system so it will be easier next year. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Elizabeth, you are inspiring me to organize. I have to climb over and through mountains of stuff to get to the Christmas boxes, and then try to find what I want for this year amidst all the unmarked boxes. I love the clear box idea and will have to start hunting for boxes on sale. Thanks for sharing about this and hope you are enjoying the Christmas season so far!

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  9. super idea! You are so lucky to have storage. We live in a cottage with no basement, or attic...just closet space.
    Debbie

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  10. I think this is the first that I've visited your blog! and am now your newest follower. I can see that you might be able to inspire me to be a bit more organized. Love all the clear tubs for that purpose!

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  11. Why did i never think of this. Ours are in cardboard boxes, but it is all or nothing when it comes to decorating because you can't find anything in them. Did you just use those cheap shoe box sized bins? I so need to do this.

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