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  1. Love, love, love it. There are so many minimalist articles out there these days, it was great to see yours that I’m not alone with this hobby. I’m the third generation of decorating seasonally and collecting. I agree it’s important to go through, just like your clothes closet. I love your flower frog collection – I also have one. My grandmother had the yellow canister set like yours. Such great memories. I have 2 she sheds where I can keep my gardening treasures and a large storage room for the other items. Thanks so much for sharing this article with us. We like minded gals needed to see this and get even more inspired. I love getting your emails. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad you enjoyed it, Debbie! I appreciate your kind words. Yes, minimalism is not for everyone; we do need to stick together!

  2. How I long for the storage we had when lived on east coast. Now in CA, no basement, (smaller kitchen) and no attic! I keep stashing in different smaller places and that makes it hard. The major holidays are not a problem, bins the garage work fine. Items not season specific or that may come out several times during the year that are difficult. Type of material has been the best solution so far, but at times it spills over. Pictures in my phone gallery has helped a bit to remember where I place some items and to remember an arrangement I really like.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Organization and storage is always a challenge, Dana; I hear ya!

  3. There were some great ideas here, and like so many others, I need all the organizational ideas there are. Thanks for this great post.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad it was helpful, Carol! Yes, we are all challenged with organization!

  4. Susan K Eddy says:

    I am a re-use/recycle gal and avid clearance shopper. Plus go to estate sales, auction, garage sales so now that I am moving family & friends have a lot to say about my stash too. I guess they think I am a hoarder but I see it differently. I never buy anything that isn’t a fire sale, lol! I hate when I get creative which could be in the middle of the night and I don’t have something to finish my project ( because if I walk away chances are I won’t get back to it, so I am just tickled when I can go to my stash and have what I need. Thank you for so many ideas, perfect timing for me too so I can implement them as I begin to unpack. You got yourself a new subscriber!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful, Susan! Think you found a kindred spirit, indeed:) Have fun unpacking all your treasures; it will be like buying them all again! How fun to decorate a new-to-you house; I’m jealous;)

  5. Wow–you have more STUFF than me, but you also have more storage space! Great organization tips for pretty vintage storage, too! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  6. Barbara Warner says:

    Thanks for sharing your storage ideas. I was delighted to see that you are using some of the same types I do – I have 4 or 5 shelving units that hold the plastic totes and I have labeled them according to contents. I have a rolling set of drawers (from Michael’s) that I store some of my ribbon in plus some small bottles of paint, and I have a larger rolling set of drawers that I have my ribbon stored in. It sure does help to be able to go to a certain labeled tote and know that your fabric, embellishments, styrofoam, picture frames, etc are in that labeled bin. Hurray for Organization! I have one enclosed cabinet with shelves and an old dresser that I also use for storage.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      It does save one’s sanity, doesn’t it, Barbara!? Glad you enjoyed it!

  7. Thank you for all the wonderful, helpful storage ideas. I LOVE all your stash and could quite happily spend hours sorting thru your treasures. Since Florida doesn’t have basements I’ve used the garage for stacking many boxes over the years. I read 1 idea that was particularly helpful for lots storage boxes. While placing the items inside, make a list of the contents on a 3X5 index card then number the box & card the same. I ended up with dozens of boxes and keep the index cards in an old recipe box. When I go looking for something I can read the cards to discover which box it’s in. The other tip was to use only red or green containers for Christmas and other colors for everything else. Thanks again for all your clever ideas.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Pamela! Those are some other great tips! I do try to get my Christmas stuff into red and green bins, too, if I have enough. They all hide in the attic…do you have those in Florida? I am indeed grateful for the basement; we’ve got to have storage somewhere, right?

  8. This is an excellent post….so many great ideas. I’m planning on dragging Fall out—and that will make a dent in my storage room..so I can utilize some of your great ideas! THANKS SO MUCH!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m so glad it gave you some new ideas to try, Sandi! Have fun decorating!

  9. Lora,
    I am so greatful for this article because it has inspired me to get my butt in gear and start organizing my own hoard. I have used a couple of your ideas in the past and found some fabulous new ones. Unfortunately I don’t have as much room as you appear to have but at the very least I am happily hopeful!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m so glad it was motivating, Pam! That’s a good place to start! Good luck!

  10. Marlene Stephenson says:

    You are even good at storing your treasures. Love all of these ideas and gave me some new thoughts on storing some of mine, thanks so much and have a great weekend.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I certainly don’t feel “good at it”, Marlene! I’m always trying to come up with new ways to actually motivate me to put things away; that’s definitely the hard part!

  11. Briana from Texas says:

    Oh, yes! You have given me some very helpful ideas on how to store all of my seasonal doo-dads that I have scattered all over the place. Thank you so much.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Good, Briana! So happy to give some new ideas!

  12. sharon duvall says:

    I had to hunt down this article but it was worth it. (Haven’t been getting your weekly email,) Many great ideas that I will be using – sure wish I had your cabinets!
    I love old ironing boards and if I ever get a chance I will use your ironing board top idea.
    No reason to be afraid. Your article was just what we needed.
    PS please see that I get your weekly article.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad you enjoyed it, Sharon! You’re an Insider, so you should get all the current inspiration in the Friday/sometimes Saturday email! Thanks for faithfully reading!

  13. Great post, Lora! With our move I’ve had to go through and organize everything…no wonder it has taken so long. You share lots of great tips!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, a move is a great excuse to have to weed through everything!