Christmas Storage

In my dream world I have a storage room filled with shelves that can be moved like in a library.  Ooooh, just like these:  Each unit would be assigned a color, and would contain all of my seasonal and occasional use decorations.  This way I would have easy access to my red Christmas baubles and my white star ornaments to decorate for the 4th of July without digging through mountains of Christmas décor. My 700 square foot apartment is a long way off from this dream.  So, for now I use $5 transparent Rubbermaids to color-code all of my Christmas décor.  Shatterproof decorations go straight in without any packaging to maximize space, while fragile items are wrapped on top.  Right now my house is embarrassingly full of them as I am taking down my decorations and organizing all my new Christmas clearance deals (thanks Sar!).  When they’re all packed up I simply stack ‘em up and come July, I go to the rainbow of stacked Rubbermaids to see immediately where my red baubles are.

(Images from Precision Office Storage and Target)
I like these Sterilite 66 qt with the latching lids.  On sale for $6 at Target this week.  The clear color has the perfect transparency to see through when they’re all stacked up.

2 Responses to “Christmas Storage”

  1. Brittany @ The Aubergine Notebook Says:

    sigh, that’s my dream storage room too… someday, right?!

  2. LB Says:

    Years ago, I watched Kurt Russell’s character in Overboard create a dream closet. I confess that I continue to dream about that closet. After seeing this dream storage room, it’s a bit of a coin toss. I want both!