The New Year is almost here! In four days we will be ringing in 2016, and begin to start thinking about packing away our holiday decorations (if you have not done so already).
Now is a great time to really look at all the decorations that you have, from tree ornaments to center pieces, and decide if you really really love it and want to continue to live with it. We all tend to accumulate more than what we truly need, so take a close look. Make room for sentimental items that invoke wonderful memories. Every year, we hang my husband's grandmother's hand painted ornaments on our tree. They don't match, are pink and blue, don't sparkle anymore, but our tree would not be complete without a few of these precious ornaments that are well over 100 years old.
Keep it all in one place. After Christmas, I found two rolls of wrapping paper that I had stored away from all my other holiday stuff. Keep it all together in one spot so you don't lose track of what you have (and buy more paper because you thought you were out!). I use an extra large suitcase that my husband purchased several years ago to store all our decorations, ornaments, garland, tree skirt. Up to the top of the garage it goes, keeping everything safe and dry until next November.