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Packing Up Christmas

Holiday decor makes me smile. I love the festive touches throughout my house. Taking everything down is a little bittersweet because Christmas is my favorite time of year. I know for some people it’s downright overwhelming because getting everything back into storage boxes gets trickier and trickier every year.

Here are three things you can do to make the process easier:

1. Wind your lights.

You can probably picture the scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where Clark and Rusty inspect a large, tangled ball of lights. A lot of people deal with that on a regular basis, and it causes a lot of frustration. Purchasing a light reel organizer can solve the problem. Untangling Christmas lights is one of the things people hate most. When you take the time to put them away correctly you’ll save yourself a lot of time and hassle next year.

2. Protect your wreaths.

If you’ve invested in nice wreaths to use year after year, make sure you also invest in a container that will keep them looking as nice as the day you bought them. A lot of people buy the soft-sided cases. Those cases get thrown in the attic and get crushed. Here’s a better alternative, purchase a hard-sided, plastic case specially designed for wreaths. They’re also great for storing garland.

3. Use ornament storage containers.

The best way to store ornaments is inside cases specifically designed for ornaments. Hard-sided, clear, plastic containers with locking edges and lift-out trays are sturdier and more convenient than soft-sided, cardboard-divided, storage options.

With storage products like these, there’s no need to dread taking down, putting away and storing seasonal items. If you would like help in tackling any organizing project, send an email to me at Linda@UnclutteredNW.com and let’s talk about what’s on your mind.

Linda Deppa

Linda Deppa has seen more clutter than you could make in your lifetime - and found a place for all of it.

As a Certified Professional Organizer, Linda has helped hundreds of clients experience the joy that comes from reclaiming their space, and the relief of bringing their shoulders down from their ears when they realize they no longer feel stressed walking into a cluttered home or office.

Linda’s success in working with clients goes beyond her ability to organize their possessions. Her own life experiences, including a life-altering car accident, gives her a deep desire to help each of her client’s live life to the fullest. What starts as an organizing project with Linda often leads to mindset shifts that impact other areas of their lives.

Linda is a member of the National Associate of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and current President, past Vice President, Treasurer and Membership Director of the Seattle-based NAPO chapter.

A skilled presenter and motivational speaker, consider hiring Linda to speak at your next conference or event. Contact Linda via email: linda@unclutterednw.com

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