We put two trees up every year, a big one in the living room, and a skinny one in the dining room. I started taking down the big one yesterday--early for me to do this before New Year's, but I was ready. I may be crazy, but I decided to leave the skinny one up for awhile, to bring a little winter into the house. We hardly ever get snow, so I themed this tree with snow, snowmen, and nature decorations. I love having a little bit of sparkle in this unused corner.
I am notorious for saving every scrap from the Christmas wrappings, and I will reuse as many parts of them as I can. Leftover tissue paper is great for wrapping fragile ornaments, and sturdy boxes and cookie tins make nice storage for fragile ornaments or sets with little pieces, like our tiny nativity. Not only will everything be cushioned and organized inside the larger storage boxes, but unpacking will be easier when we pull them back out next year.