Have you taken down your Christmas tree and decorations yet?
I’m ashamed to say that our Christmas tree still has pride of place in our living room. I really admire my mother-in-law’s diligence of taking down her Christmas tree and decorations every year on New Year’s Day. Sadly, I don’t know if this is a ritual I could commit to. Firstly because I’m not usually feeling my brightest on New Year’s Day after a late night, and secondly because my brain can’t cope with finding a home for all our Christmas decorations.
This is only the second year that we’ve had a “proper Christmas tree” and collection of decorations that need to be packed away, so I’m going to cut myself some slack as I’m still finding my feet. Rather than shoving everything in a box and hiding it in the cupboard, this year I’ve vowed to be more organised and find a “home” for everything so it’s not such a daunting task next year. Here are some of my favourite Christmas decoration storage ideas that I’m going to try out…
These little devils will happily roll away in any direction if you let them. The glass ones are also pretty dangerous if they break with small children around.
I love this idea of ‘shrink wrapping’ your tree with cling wrap. Not only does it protect the tree from dust and dirt, but it also dramatically reduces its size, giving you more options to store under a bed, etc. To release the tree, simply slice up the side of the plastic with sharp scissors.