Ok, maybe your January isn’t that dramatic. Maybe January is hopeful because it reminds you of new beginnings and fresh starts. It’s clean and bright and the radio will return to its regularly scheduled programing. Until next year, Mariah Carey.
Either way, January is only 9 days out, so lets get focused on how you can make the most of this pivotal month!
Clearing your home clears your mind. Prepare yourself to face all those resolutions head on with some simple guidelines to declutter, organize, and store your holiday décor:
Relinquish the Idle
If you couldn’t find a place to use those decorations this year, you won’t find a place next year. Toss, donate, or recycle all those extra snowman figurines and the blocks that spell out holiday words. You loved them at one time, we know. And they felt your love. It’s okay to let them go. Choose to start your holiday pack-up with empty containers instead of half-full of the things you don't use. Next December will thank you.
Toss the Tattered & Tasteless
The white elephant gifts and random holiday mugs (unless you actually love and use holiday mugs) can go too. Don't get stuck keeping something out of guilt. Keep something because you love and will use it. I promise you that gift givers never intend to make you keep their token out of guilt. Unless we're talking about the King of Siam's White Elephant gifts; that's a different story.
Replace the Old
This guideline also applies to the new decorations you bring into the house from after-Christmas sales. Those Hobby Lobby garlands sure will look nice next year, so please, please, please get rid of those old ones!
Sort Before You Stow
A Final Note About Discarding
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