In an effort to stay on top of our chore list, we took down all the Christmas decorations on Saturday. A little sorry to say good bye to them so soon but it was time for them to be packed away until next December. You know how fast the years seem to fly so it won't be long before I see them again.
Mr. Limestone scored some great holiday storage boxes at Home Depot for 75% off. Everything got packed away carefully in paper before going into these fun little bins. Can you believe all but two (especially large) balls fit perfectly into this container? They didn't have those little sections inside which turned out to be a good thing because I could fit so much more in it by nestling pieces together snugly. Definitely recommend using these.
I also took down our holiday cards. I decided that since so many of the cards we receive now have photos, artwork or personal notes from our friends, I just have to keep them. So from now on, I'll keeping a little bundle of my favorite greetings tucked away with the ornaments. I think it will be a lot of fun opening these up in 10 years time.
After that was done, I scratched the surface of miscellaneous junk that is also known 'round these parts as the "box room".
Im pretty good at giving or throwing things I don't use away. But there are some items in here I just can't part with. While most of the items are being kept with a specific purpose in mind, some things just defy logic. Like 3 years worth of Martha Stewart magazines. Am I really going to spend a week pouring over old issues? Doubtful. But I can't throw them out because I know some fabulous ideas Ive forgotten about are lingering inside.
This photo was taken before 15 or so boxes from the basement got added on top of what you see here!
I have some plans for this room for the coming year so stay tuned!
If you've come to check who won the little New Year's gift, please check back later this week. I may have more than one winner!