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Christmas decoration storage

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Christmas Decoration Storage by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

I don't have a "this is the easiest tutorial in the world ever" category but if I did... this would be in it.

Now I don't want you getting too excited. This is not rocket science, but I thought I'd share with you a neat idea for organising your Christmas decorations.

Erm, Sue? It's the middle of January?

Yeah, I know. But what with other demands on my time (I have a business to run, you know!), everything but the tree and lights have been sitting in my office since I took them down. Whilst it might be a little late, I still wanted to share with you this easy peasy storage idea, as it can be used for anything.

I can't claim the credit for this one. Having resigned himself to life as a Blogger's husband and the prospect of a loft full of seasonal décor, Beloved suggested in a flash of pure brilliance, that I start "theming" my Chrissy dex. So, we raided Dunelm in the sale and picked up six clear storage boxes with lids for the bargainous price of £2.99 each.

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While these boxes are ideal for light stuff and stack well, I'm not sure I'd want to use them for anything too weighty. For anything heavier than baubles, I'd probably go with Really Useful boxes. We love this range for its brilliant boxes, clickable lids and simply staggering array of shapes and sizes. There's even a Really Useful box for your Christmas tree!

Ours still lives happily in the box it came in, but I could do with a Really Useful box for my ever-increasing collection of Christmas lights. For the moment, Beloved has them neatly packed away in a big sturdy cardboard box.

Talking of lights, here's another of Beloved's genius ideas. Everyone has a string of lights where the box has gone walkabout, right? Well, Beloved patiently and carefully rolls any errant lights around a rolled up magazine and they stay neat and untangled ready to use next year!

How to store unboxed Christmas lights | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Anyway, back to the baubles.

For those boxes I was using for breakables, I lined each one with scraps of bubble wrap. Then, I simply sorted all the decorations into boxes as I went around de-Christmassing the house.

The final step was to label the boxes. In the absence of big stickies (I may invest in some for next year), I went with typing them up on the computer, cutting them down with a guillotine and attaching them with cellotape.

Christmas Decoration Storage by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

And that's it.

Told you it was easy.

Now, Beloved will know exactly what I'm after when I send him into the loft!!

A hui hou,

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    Pippa Wednesday, 14 January 2015

    Love it, SH, that's exactly what I've done with mine (although the boxes are bigger!). I've got mine labelled in categories (white decs, fruit decs, glass decs, 'in memory' baubles) because I don't always want to put them all out every Yule. I used Mr Homemaker's Yule log design this year too.

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    Suzy Homemaker Wednesday, 14 January 2015

    Ha! I fear I may, too, require bigger boxes for Yule! So happy to hear you have your very own Mr Homemaker Yule log; Beloved will be so proud!

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