Normally you don’t see tips on holiday organizing except in reference to Christmas but there are holidays throughout the year that need to be organized as well. While there may not be as many decorations as Christmas, other holidays signify changes in decor: Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Independence Day, etc. They need their own place as well so you can find them at the appropriate time.
For any holiday that includes its own decor or entertaining paraphernalia, you need to designate a specific home for keeping it when it’s not in season. It could be a shelf in a closet or a bin (or several) with a lid–whatever suits your needs. You just need to group it all together by season or occasion.
There is nothing that puts you OUT of the holiday season faster than not being able to find all of your decor when it’s time to use it. Having them all together will save you frustration as well as time and money not buying duplicates.
I personally prefer clear plastic bins for myself and for clients so that you can see what’s inside. However, colored or patterned bins can be fun, too. Again it’s your choice and needs to meet your needs.
Label the bins with the appropriate holiday. It’s easy to label a plastic bin with white duct tape and a marker which is what I use all the time. If you need to change out the bin, the tape comes off easily. You can also use a label maker if you have one.
I also like using bins with lids so that you can stack them out of the way on higher shelves in your closet when not in use. Once the season rolls around you just pull out the appropriate bin and decorating is easy, fun, and stress free, the way it should be!