Maybe it was the new house or maybe I was more busy than usual but it took me a few days to put it all up - we didn't have ornaments on the tree for a week! Very unlike me. But AFTER Christmas has been even worse. Yes, we didn't get home until the night after and then I was sick for two days but even when I was feeling better, NO desire to put it up. My husband even made a comment about the fact that I had not taken down anything. I told him maybe I was mellowing and maturing and not putting time limits on myself. He just laughed - whatever that means.
At any rate, I finally started the process yesterday. I always take pictures first so I can remember where I put things for next year (not that I won't change it up) And I really try to pack it up in a way that will make it the easiest to unpack next year. One way I do so is to label the totes that everything goes in.
I have a chart that I keep in my Christmas binder that says, for example, a1 - Living Room Christmas Tree
Of course then I have a2, a3, a4, etc.
I like packing things by room or tree.
I also keep all my Christmas wrapping materials together as well. Paper, bags, tags, ribbon. The last few years I have color coordinated the gifts. It looks so cute when the all match under the tree.
I would like to say I'm done and everything is packed up and organized and ready for next year....but I'm not. Let's just say I have a lot of work to do tomorrow!