This is my first time to join Barb on
Get R Done Friday.
Yes, I know.
It's technically still Friday morning
(for a few more minutes) ...
and you are SUPPOSED
to prepare the blog the night before.
My project is NOT COMPLETELY DONE ... yet!
A gal's got to start somewhere sometime .... so here we are.
The Great CHRISTMAS EXPLOSION of '09
How Plans for Organizing
Can Run Amuck
It started in April ... when I took all the tubs and boxes and miscellaneous storage for Christmas decorations out.
Rubbermaid tubs ... one after another.
Groves of artificial trees. (Some older than the Pink Princess!)
All of it.
Well, ALMOST all of it.
My most special vintage glass garlands and ornaments are not considered "Christmas decorations" for this purpose. They are beloved just as they are and live in special spots or out in jars all the time.
Then May came and there they sat.
And I SWEAR they multiplied!
Honestly, who KNEW I had that many sleighs?
Where June went I have no idea.
So July is here and I have now transformed the sorting room into a guest room.
Sorting innumerable "things" by color/type or
whatever category made sense.
At midnight some of those groupings can be pretty sketchy!
But everything is on labels or index cards to make
locating items a breeze.
(Update on how that works in December!!)
hauling the whole kit and caboodle down two flights of stairs.
(where DOES that phrase come from)
Box by box. Bin by Bin.
Snowmen, Dept. 56 and fake forest.
Gold, Red, Lime Green
Every phase of my Christmas decor.
At some point I considered buying the Christmas store for sale in Oregon City just to have a place to put it all.
But it was worth it.
I now have the guest room I wanted.
Even though the decor is not complete, and I really hope to add a second twin bed so both grandkiddos can sleep sweetly ....
it's done enough to celebrate.
The King of Whoville seems to agree that this was a good project.
Hugs and hope your explosions are all good ones!