Take pictures inside and outside of EVERYTHING before you tear it down, keep this in your phone for next year. Time has a way of erasing your memory of where you put what. This will save you a lot of thinking next fall. All you have to do is remember to pull up the pictures on your phone
When packing up, put all the decore from each room (or cluster) into the same box. I have a keeping room with certain decorations. They all go into the same box. Next year, I grab my pictures off my phone, put the box in that room, and have at it. I save so much time and energy doing this.
Make a list now of your inspiration ideas that you didn’t get to, yet. If you have pictures, put them with the list. Just make the list and compile it!
Shop for your inspiration list AFTER CHRISTMAS during the humongous sales. Lady Diana, my mom, taught me to buy one big decoration piece every year. They add up over a lifetime. I figured out to buy them after Christmas, save a lot, and then next fall I would have the new holiday decoration to set out at a fraction of the cost.
What are your simple steps to make the holiday set up and tear down easier? It takes a village.
Originally posted 2019-12-15 20:28:17.