putting away Christmas in the guest room

Because we were gone to New Orleans for a week, I am behind on putting away Christmas. Yesterday I finished the guest room. The room doesn’t have a lot of Christmas decorations. Three boxes hold it all. It didn’t take long to put it away.

guest room tree

One storage box is an ornament box, which holds most of the tree’s ornaments. The plain glass balls are stored separately in a plastic sack. I don’t bother wrapping each one of those. Balls with decoration or glitter go into the ornament box, without wrapping. Fragile ornaments are wrapped with tissue paper and placed around them to keep them from shifting.

ornament box

Unbreakable ornaments are not wrapped in tissue paper before being placed in the ornament box for storage. Small ornaments are tucked into leftover spaces.

ornament box

ornament box

The other boxes hold the plastic bag of plain balls, a bag of silk flowers for the tree, tulle for under the tree, the three trees for the top of the bookcase, etc.

We have a lot of wreaths in the house during the holidays. This one decorates the door to the guest room. It will be covered with a white garbage bag and hung in the attic until next Christmas.

guest room wreath

There are three trees left on the first floor. Tomorrow, I will start taking down the big one in the living room. ~~Rhonda


  1. Karen C
    Posted January 24, 2008 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Rhonda, thanks for showing how you put away your ornaments. I was wondering about your attic storage…is your attic climate-controlled? I ask because we just moved to a house with attic storage and I was concerned with the change in temperatures.

  2. Rhonda
    Posted January 24, 2008 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    Half our attic is finished and we store the boxes in that part. The trees go to the attic in one piece and are stored in the unfinished part of the attic. They don’t seem to have suffered from the temperature fluctuations, but I don’t want to store the decorations out there. The attic is a full third floor of the house. Lots of room! ~~Rhonda

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