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  1. Patti Aker says:

    Read & enjoyed all your suggestions on organizing & packing up Xmas decorations for the next year. I’m a young 72 yr old so , I have my fav storage item I’d like to share. I feel like a genius. I use a clean, large, Rubbermaid type wheeled garbage can that has a good cover. This I use for ALL my outside garland, lights, wreaths, decorations. It’s easy to roll around outside side as I use to take items down or putting up. This can be stored in the garage, or outside behind garage, in a shed. It’s sealed from the weather & creatures. I’m going to see about getting another that fits thru doorways easily.
    The fake Christmas tree would fit, so much could be packed in the order needed for putting back up. No lifting, wheel it around.
    Pick the right size for your abilities. patti

  2. Ordered the tree bag in green. We too have been using the original tree box and sooo heavy we get our sons to assist us when they visit Thanksgiving. Thank you for your recommendation.

  3. Thanks Kate for the great storage ideas. You inspire me as usual.
    Happy New Year,

  4. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Thank you for your great ideas love them 😊

  5. Love your ideas! The biggest change in storage came from donating old light strings that I know I will not use in the future. That freed up several plastic totes for new ornaments purchased this year!
    BTW, do you remember where you bought the white ribbon with red hatch marks? It is tied in bows on your elegant Christmas dining table. I’ve checked Amazon, no luck.

    1. Thank you so much! Now that all my trees are prelit and I use mostly icicle lights outside, I’m happy not to have to store and untangle many string lights anymore too. I got that cute ribbon at Hobby Lobby last year (2021). They’ve already pulled their ribbon from the floor this year, but may have it again next season.

  6. Thank you, Kate, for your very helpful organizational tips. I am going to buy two of the rolling bags in which to store my beautiful 9 ft. white tree. I do not like to smoosh the tree into the original box. I have never stored anything in the attic because I was worried that the heat or little critters might get into things. I am going to try it this year. Also, I’m going to try your ornament storage system. Thank you again.

    1. So glad you found them helpful. Buying multiple tree bags was a holiday decorating game changer for us! I wish I had done it so much sooner. But they are more affordable now than they used to be so it was totally worth it. Good luck packing everything away!

  7. Such great storage ideas! I’m truly not as organized with my seasonal decor but you have inspired me. Thanks so much!

    1. Thanks Marty! I try and do whatever is easiest and most efficient and also helps me out for next year. Once I start pulling it down I just need it to be put up quickly!

  8. Love your home so elegant those pink bows are beautiful.