I have more Christmas decor than I probably need (but can't seem to live without...*L*. I do mine differently because some years I don't feel like pulling everything out. Plus I didn't really have the room in our home before (soon thou I hope, like next year). I hear ya about the mess it all makes. Just dragging out boxes and going through it all can be tiring. But I always remind myself of the finished product and how beautiful everything will look so it really makes it worth it. I don't usually get everything done in a day or even three days for that matter. It takes time to get it all just so.