Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Organizing for Christmas, Part 2: Decorations

Last week, I wrote a post called Organizing for Christmas, Part 1: Paper.  I talked about paper: lists, stamps, cards, wrapping paper.

Here, I'll talk about decorations.  In the past...before Handy Boy was born and I had all sorts of energy...I used to decorate our house in one whole day!!  We put the tree up, put up the ornaments, set up the other decor, took out the Christmas dishes.  (Oh yes, I have a set of Christmas dishes.) 

I've decided to break the decorating down into three parts, over three days, to spread out the work:
  • putting up the decor in various rooms
  • putting up the Christmas tree, with lights and ornaments
  • taking out the Christmas dishes 
This is a lot easier, and less exhausting all around.  I think that Handy Boy even enjoys it more.  It spreads out the Christmas fun! 

After the house is decorated, I start thinking about finishing up my shopping, wrapping, and baking my Christmas goodies.  

If you put up a Christmas tree, is it up yet?  If not, when will you put it up?  Do you decorate all at once, or in stages? 

Linking to: Brambleberry Cottage/ The Shabby Chic Cottage/ Coastal Charm/ Frugal & Fabulous Design/ It's a Hodgepodge Life/ A Little Knick Knack/ Fingerprints on the Fridge/ the Colorado Lady/ Fireflies and Jellybeans/ House of Hepworths


Lisa, An American Mom said...

Love those trees! Those are really pretty. Funny, I just posted about decorating too. We did it all in one day. Got the tree, decorated it, decorated the house, and put up the lights on the house outside. However, there are some caveats. We have a brand new house and we definitely don't have enough decorations to go around, so it doesn't take too long. Because of aforementioned new house, our outside lights are minimal for now. Next year will be a different story. I'm going to go back and read your post about organizing!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

These days, I'm lucky to get any decorations up! I do so love to decorate for holidays though,. I just haven't had the opportunity to do a lot of it this year.

Thanks for linking to my party. I look forward to having you join me each week.

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Blessings and a very Merry Christmas!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

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