I finally finished taking down the Christmas decorations this week! Our trees are still up, but Brandon will do that this weekend. Last week I packed up the ornaments and was excited to try a storage method I had seen on pinterest. I grabbed a stack of plastic cups I had in the pantry and put as many ornaments as I could into the individual cups. About 2 dozen of our ornaments were too big for the cups, but that's ok because 2 1/2 dozen did! I taped the filled cups to a piece of cardboard cut to fit our storage container and then placed the whole thing in the container.
Then I put another piece of cardboard over the cups so that I could place things on top.
The next task is to store the containers. The only closet we can store 2 large containers is Meredith's closet. For now, this is ok because she obviously doesn't care, but I don't know where we are going to store them in a few years when she wants her closet all to herself. Where does everyone else store their Christmas stuff? the attic? the garage?