Each of us has a different day when we clean up all the decorations from the holidays.Â One thing we all do though is repack and stash away everything.Â This is a great time to declutter.Â We have a great opportunity to look at each item and decide:
- Did we use it this time?
- Does it need repair or a toss into the trash?
- Do we like it?
- Do we want to change our style/color?Â
- Has our life changed in a way that requires our decorating to change?
Now is the time to declutter all of those holiday items you no longer need taking up space in your home.Â Things like decorations, ornaments, decorative paper plates or napkins, towels, tablecloths, and duplicates of salt and pepper shakers or serving pieces.Â Iâ€™m sure there are more items you can think of.Â How about holiday books or magazines for: cooking, decorating, or crafts.Â
This year we are going to be decluttering many things because we will be moving.Â We will have two households but fewer places to display items.Â Mom is not even sure she wants to decorate other than maybe a wreath on her door.Â I will probably keep the small tree we have but not many other things.Â If I could find a metal tree I really like I may get one to put the ornaments on because they are what I treasure.
Share with us your stories of decluttering as you clear away after the holiday season.