It’s the same for me every year… I love decorating the house for Christmas, but once Christmas is over, I can’t wait to get the Christmas decorations cleaned up and stored away, waiting to be re-opened in 11 months bringing with them fond memories and a few surprises as I’m reminded with what I bought the prior year at end of season sales and immediately tucked away for the next time. But… the question is, where to store Christmas decoration bins? In this old house, we have an almost secret closet to store them in…
This is a sampling of my Christmas bins that hold a fair amount of the Christmas decorations from the main floor. I do have some of the dining room’s Christmas decorations stored in the dining room, as I do with the kitchen, and breakfast room perspectively. For the bedrooms/bathrooms and attic, all those decorations go tucked away in closets and dresser drawers of their perspective rooms as well.
But what about this huge pile of bins?
Ahhh… Well in our new 100 year old house, we have this wonderfully deep closet under the front stairway that wraps around the entire front of the stairway…
Here you can get an idea of the closet, I’ve pulled out most of the bins to fill them, but we still have the dining table leaves and pads in here, plus the rod for hanging coats on. (yep, this closet is so deep, there’s actually room for all the Christmas decoration bins in the back and still plenty of room for hanging coats.
All the Christmas bins are packed away…
I think I counted something like 15 bins, (some are tucked back towards the left and you can’t see them in this picture) plus room for the extra boxes and misc. pieces, like the over-sized miniature trees I had on the sideboard for this year’s deer themed winter wonderland display, and the deer antler mount I embellished for Christmas antlers.
I carefully set the one bin of Autumn and Thanksgiving decorations in the front, so that I can easily get to it when that season arrives.
And jackets hung back up, with hardly a hint of all the Christmas frivolity hiding behind them…
Love this stairway closet!
So… where do you keep your Christmas decoration bins?
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