Unpacking the Christmas Decorations – Is it Scary?
Does your decorations look anything like this? So many things, just a mess! It makes you think …..”It is just too much to get out and put away, I don’t really need to decorate.” Those are the years that you may either have too much clutter, too many commitments going on or you know what a mess it was last year when you put it away and you don’t want to open that box!
Just like you can have too much clutter in the rest of your house – you have have clutter in your decoration supplies too.
Think about it:
Do all your lights work?
Do you use everything that is packed up?
Are there things each year that you don’t really want to put up anymore?
Do you have broken or ragged looking ornaments or decorations that you just can’t throw out?
The solution is simple (but not so easy) You need to sort through and declutter your holiday decorations.
Follow the same steps for any sorting. As you unpack your supplies evaluate (quickly) each item.
1) Keep – You love it, you use and decorate with it, it works and is not broken
2) Donate - It works and looks good, you just don’t like it, or can’t use it now.
3) Pitch – It’s broken or not fit to donate. (recycle if possible)
Remember, if there is something you haven’t used or can’t use….why keep it in a box all the time? That isn’t honoring the memory. You can take a picture of it to have, then give that space it takes up to one of your other decorations.