It’s just days after Christmas and you’ve started unwinding——-and pulling boxes down to put away all your Christmas and holiday decor! What a job…..but I’m hear to let you know that you can make it easier on yourself by wrapping everything and labeling it all before you put it away. Label the outside of the boxes: “lights (unopened) or wrapping paper/ribbons (so don’t you buy more than you need if you want to get it out earlier next year)”—small trees, kitchen tree ornaments, etc. The more organized you are now, the easier next December will be for you and your family.
This past December, I happened upon stopping in to visit with a friend while she and her husband were unpacking Christmas decor. They were in their seventies so they had boxes and boxes of delightful items that they treasured but didn’t need anymore! IF you’re in this same scenario, I do believe that you must purge. If the items are not of sentimental value and worthy of handing down to younger generations, toss items and/or donate them now. If tableware and nutcrackers are worn and frazzled and can’t be used anymore, give them a new home.
In the last few years, I’ve donated one tree and sold two smaller ones. I had less to decorate our home with this year but less was more. I had more time to dwell in the Christmas story, The Greatest Gift and enjoy my growing daughter, to make memories, to visit friends and family. As you pack and purge your holiday decor, keep what’s important. Reflect on what you enjoyed most and what you want more of this coming year.
Make your list.
Start with it as your pack and purge your holiday decor this year.