Empty your Christmas storage totes onto the kitchen or dining room table. Using the now empty totes, go through the areas of your home you plan to decorate - clear coffee tables, mantles and shelves of your everyday decorative items. Put these everyday items into the Christmas totes.
Since these totes already have a home in the garage, attic or a closet, you’ll be able to store them easily. Your holiday decorations will present themselves even more beautifully when the everyday items are gone.
After the holidays, just reverse the process. This will make it easy to dust, and tidy up before you replace the everyday stuff. My guess is that you probably have more Christmas stuff than you have "everyday" stuff. This will leave you with a couple of extra empty totes. You can use these empty “decoration” totes to store/hide Christmas gifts, just don’t forget you put them in there.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope your holiday season is going well. If you have comments or ideas about holiday organization, I hope you'll take a moment to share them with me.