Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My Holiday Room

The Tablescaper is hosting a meme about storage called, “Where do you keep it all?” I don't have the beautiful sets of china that many bloggers have, but I do have a good supply of holiday decorations.

I used to store those items in our attic, but it became a big deal to lug them up and down. Later on, we stored them in the guest room closets.

When we moved into our new home this past December, for the first time, we had the luxury of too much space! I decided to use one of the extra bedrooms to store all of our holiday decorations. I've named this room The Holiday Room.

Johnny and I went to Ikea and bought these three storage units. They measure 7'9"H x 9'8"W. Some folks use them as closets. The insides can be configured any way a person might choose. We purchased them in January, which was a perfect time because Ikea was offering FREE installation with the purchase! (That saved quite a BIG headache!)

The color of the storage units is a dark gray.



You can see St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Autumn, Thanksgiving, and Christmas decorations at a glance in this last unit.





After next Christmas, I plan to put away many of our items unpackaged. I prefer having items on view on the shelves rather than in the plastic bins.

The first unit contains our Christmas tree, so we did not put so many shelves in it. Look, there's even some room for other items! Our Holiday Room makes storage so much easier.




See you for Blue Monday!


32 comments:

Lorrie said...

Sally this is a fabulous way to be able to store out-of-season decorations! Everything is organized and available at a glance. How wonderful that you have the space now to do this. It gets harder and harder to root around in the attic or crawl spaces for our decorations.

Becky K. said...

I dream of the day when we have enough room to store these items somewhere other than the garage attic. What a very wonderful solution you have found for storage.

Becky K.

Briarside Lane said...

Perfect! Isn't IKEA a cool place? Visited one while in CA earlier this year.

See you next time for Blue Monday... Karen

LV said...

The cabinets look so nice and neat. I am like you, I need things in view instead digging in boxes. That is s super idea.

ellen b. said...

Oh Sally...I really like those units you got at Ikea. It's great having those doors!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a luxury to have too much room. I would be in hog heaven. I love your Ikea units. What a thrill to have so much space. Love it. Everything is so neat and organized. Hugs, Marty

Linda said...

Sally that looks so good and neat! I love units with doors on them. All my holiday items are in the basement and it's quite the chore up and down those stairs. My dish obsession takes so much of my extra space though and I can't let go of my dishes! Love Ikea!

Shelia said...

Morning Most Smiling One! Oh, you smile, you're blue and now I learn how organized you are! I love these cabinets and everything does look so good. I'm getting jealous here seeing all of the great space for storage! Can I cry now - waaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Tablescaper said...

Sally, thank you so much for coming and joining the party "Where do you keep it all?"

How lucky for you to have the luxury of space. Those Ikea cabinets are marvelous!

I'm hosting a new weekly meme starting on Sunday called "Summer Sundays". It's all about what summer means to YOU! Hope you'll join in the fun.

Thanks again for joining the party.

- The Tablescaper

Kim said...

Thanks for letting us take a peek. Those cabinets are so nice.

Diann said...

how wonderful to have this space and great cabinets to store your holiday things! perfect!!

Fifi Flowers said...

Nice to have so much storage!

Mimi said...

Sally, what a great storage area for seasonal dishes and linens. Thanks for sharing!

Sharon Haynie said...

Now that is a room I could live with! Love those cabinets-need to find the IKEA in Denver ASAP! thanks for sharing !!!

Dining Delight said...

It was fun to see something besides just dish storage! I can only imagine a place called "The Holiday Room"! That sounds so wonderful and your Ikea "closets" are perfect!

DD

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sally, those closets are such a fabulous idea for your holiday storage! They look so nice when the doors are closed, and they look so organized when the doors are opened. I know you are enjoying having everything in one place. laurie

xinex said...

What a great and functional storage, Sally! Love the look and the color...Christine

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, this storage idea is awesome. I wish I could do that but we don't have extra space. It looks great and now so handy. I am not that organized when it comes to things out of sight. Beverly IS!!! HA! We have a great attic over the garage with stand up walking room. Bill put the floor in when we moved here. However, we have to pull down a ladder to get up there. Sigh!

Congratulations to your grandson that graduated. Now, if we can get them through college. Bryce will be going to Jr. College where Bill used to teach. He could be an awesome student but he is lazy. He did end up with a 3. in HS. He is a very sweet guy and we were so happy to attend his graduation.

Have a happy day.
Hugs, Jeanne

PS: We have many errands to attend too and I am going to the Dr. this AM. I hope we can tald another day.

Susie Q said...

Oh wow Sally! I envy this! To have everything in one place, so well origanized is a dream! I am pretty organized but it is all in different spots. Your room is something I surely envy!! Lucky lady you!! : )

Thank you also for your precious post about Memorial Day. So many people forget...God Bless!

Love,
Sue

Kathleen said...

I hear you on the lugging up and down..too much! I love your storage closet and it keeps it nice and handy!

Judi said...

Hi Sally
What great storage units! I am sooo envious. I wish I had that luxury to have too much room and then have the room to put my goodies in. What a great way to store your treasures and have them right there when its time to use them.
hope you are having a good day and doing VERY well.
Judi

Annabelle said...

I love your Holiday Room! How wonderful to have everything right there. All my stuff is in the basement in tubs by season. I've often dreamed of having a room like this.

Style Sisters said...

Love Ikea! Great ideas! Thanks for stopping by today. It's nice to meet you.

Karin

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Sally,
This is wonderful! I have to climb in and out of some attic crawl space for my Christmas/holiday decor so this was a brilliant idea you had creating this storage space! So organized and easy to reach...love it! :-)
Susan

Jen C. said...

Ikea and I go way back... back to when things were even so much more inexpensive there! Love me some Ikea! The first thing I noticed was the gray of the cabinets. Thus a thoughts has been planted in my head - I need some gray doors too! They are perfect!

♥ Kathy said...

how neat Sally...I love that idea!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Sally,,,, what a great storage idea you had,,, I love it,, and how easy it is to get to them all... have a great weekend..

Hugs;
Alaura

GrannySue said...

What a great idea. I spend alot of time boxing up holiday items. I like the idea of having things out so that I can see them and use them. Hmmm. I have work to do!

Carol said...

Great idea!

RyHeAnNe said...

Hmm,it seems it smells good. I love the color and the bottle...:)

Rettabug said...

Sally, I could have sworn I commented on your fabulous storage spaces but I don't see it now! :-( I get lost in space a lot these days. LOL

The cabinets are just wonderful & I'm Totally impressed with your organization. I should take a lesson from you.

Charli and me said...

Sally, I like your idea of a 'holiday room' We have a very small home so my hubby added an extra shelf to each closet. I keep most of my things in the guest closet. I really like the way you have organized yours. We keep our Christmas tree in the rafters of our garage to give us more space.