nearly back to normal
As of 4:30 PM yesterday, my house is nearly back to normal. With a boat-load of help from Connor, Christmas is packed up and put back in the crawl space.
I still need to clean up my sitting room, which served as “the wrapping station” this year. Since I was using a walker during the time I was wrapping, it looks as though a bomb went off in that area. I’ll get that cleaned up today and all the regular “decor” put back into place. Then I am done!
So what’s with that photo above, taken of stacks of apples at Costco, you ask?
You see, my husband, David, eats an apple every single morning. Seriously! Every. Day. He rarely gets sick, so I suppose it is true, an apple a day does keep the doctor away.
Costco sells apples in these wonderful little domed containers. Back in October, I began to save them with the thought that they would be perfect to hold and store Christmas ornaments.
They are perfect!
The space between every two apple rounds doesn’t not come up completely, so you can even place long ornaments there and take up two spaces.
Next, I placed a sheet of bubble wrap on top to prevent items from slipping and jiggling. Then I just closed and sealed the lid, and everything is safe and sound.
Turns out, the container is perfect for my delicate bottle brush trees too. No crushed or damaged trees to deal with next year!
I’m going to start saving the apple containers every time. I’m dreaming up new uses ~
They would function really well as little greenhouse-like structures. Dirt in the bottom, and because the top of the container is domed like the bottom, any evaporated moisture would go up and then fall right back down into the same round.
They’d be great for small painting projects or craft projects that use a bunch of different small pieces.
Use to transport muffins and cupcakes. Please let me know what uses you dream up!
They stack in the open position, so they’ll be easy to store until I’m ready to call them into action.
I know, it’s a bit scary how excited I’m getting about these things. But it always feels good to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!