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superdave1225 02-05-2011 10:46 PM

Storing All Your Christmas Items.
 
Well I donít know about everyone else but storing all of the Christmas items I keep coming up with is getting to be well an issue. Iím to the point of going to have to add on or get an outside storage shed. Outside shed might be the best thing for the blow ups and so forth that can take up so much room. I can be very creative about jamming a lot of stuff in a very small space but there reaches a time when nobody can be that creative when you run out of room. And I have more to make yet. In fact several things more I have yet to build. Anyone else having this issue around their house as well? What do we all do here?

xmas365 02-06-2011 02:37 PM

Not a problem yet, except for that collapsed cabinet now, we store it all in totes and stack them in the basement, we have 4 totes probably ready for #5 next year though

superdave1225 02-06-2011 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by xmas365 (Post 327304)
Not a problem yet, except for that collapsed cabinet now, we store it all in totes and stack them in the basement, we have 4 totes probably ready for #5 next year though


Well totes I have; take my hat off to the person who came up with that idea. I have 5 totes just for Halloween stuff then other stuff scattered as I figure out where to put it. Painted board stuff, blow ups, huge pumpkin, 25 like 12 inch diameter pumpkins. I use heavy duty 55 gallon size trash bags to store the pumpkin stuff in to keep dust and light off of.

Christmas stuff is all over with the blow molds, outside lights, and so forth right now have 11 totes of it. Bought 4 more totes few weeks ago for adding more boxed stuff into. I use an old style large steamer trunk for storing all my wrapping paper. Trying real hard not to buy any more don't care how neat it is or how cheap it is the trunk is full and I mean FULL. Have paper for the rest of my life I swear I'm a paper junkie.

novelist 09-21-2012 05:20 AM

:tree:I have all my Christmas decorations stored in plastic totes. Some things,like Mr and Mrs Claus, and a wooden decoration I put in my front entry, are stored in their original boxes. Lat yesr, my husband found a nice cloth bag that we store our tree in.

Lacim84 09-21-2012 06:36 AM

I live in a high rise condo and storage space is very limited. I keep my stuff in plastic storage bins but I'm finding that I'm having the same problem. Not enough space! But I refuse to give up any of my holiday decor. I'll either rent an extra storage space that our building provides in the basement or I'll rent a storage space elsewhere, whatever is cheaper.

joyful 10-03-2012 11:06 AM

LOL, every year I have good intentions on throwing some well worn, outdated decorations away. Well, what I get rid of fits in the palm of my hand. I just can't bear to throw any of it away, so I have storage bins stashed under my basement steps and there's no room for more.

And why doesn't that new Christmas tree fit back in the box that it came in?
LOL, Storing my tree tends to be a bigger issue for me than storing decorations for the tree.
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xmastidings 10-03-2012 11:58 AM

As Christmas quickly approaches, for some reason, new inside and outside decorations somehow (miraculously appear; every single year - at least that's what I tell the wife...lol).

So, in order to keep things straight, I purchased alot of totes from Lowes, (Red for Christmas inside, Green for Christmas outside, Black for Halloween and blue for Easter). I keep all of those up in the attic (where it's getting full) along with all the indoor Christmas trees and their decorations as well...

The big stuff such as blow molds, animated reindeer, outdoor christmas trees and such, are all kept in the garage along with all the big Halloween decorations... Now to top that off, I have 5 large totes of electrical cords, timers and outlets, and I have an old dresser, that I converted into misc storage to just hold all kinds of support stuff like replacement lights, anchors, touch up paint, twist ties, light checkers, etc....

It's not just a job, It's an adventure....:yahoo:

MonsterMasher 11-13-2012 12:57 PM

We use the big plastic totes from Walmart, Target, Etc..and stack them in the basement in the corner. Keeps them looking nice and organized :-P

StarBears55 11-14-2012 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by xmastidings (Post 468563)
As Christmas quickly approaches, for some reason, new inside and outside decorations somehow (miraculously appear; every single year - at least that's what I tell the wife...lol).

So, in order to keep things straight, I purchased alot of totes from Lowes, (Red for Christmas inside, Green for Christmas outside, Black for Halloween and blue for Easter). I keep all of those up in the attic (where it's getting full) along with all the indoor Christmas trees and their decorations as well...

The big stuff such as blow molds, animated reindeer, outdoor christmas trees and such, are all kept in the garage along with all the big Halloween decorations... Now to top that off, I have 5 large totes of electrical cords, timers and outlets, and I have an old dresser, that I converted into misc storage to just hold all kinds of support stuff like replacement lights, anchors, touch up paint, twist ties, light checkers, etc....

It's not just a job, It's an adventure....:yahoo:


lol I love your attitude

Adam 11-15-2012 02:30 PM

I know. Now I am having to get creative to store things. Yikes. I actually HAVE to buy storage containers now.... I am going to wait until after Christmas for that.


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