Holidays can be a hard time for a lot of us and if that is the case for you make sure you are extra kind to yourself. There have been a lot of changes in my family which has made it difficult for me as well. I have really just focused on the blessings in my life and I am so grateful every day for love, good health and for you. I love this work!
If you are having trouble getting Organized after the Holidays, I have a few tips for you:
If you are done with all of the gift wrapping or have a few more to do (like I did – I finished yesterday) then you can put all of it away. Think about your system for how you store it away. I have rolls of wrapping paper from years ago that is slowly getting smaller. There is a spot under my stairwell where they fit perfectly. All of my other wrapping items (tissue and bags) live in a big shopping bag.
Tip: Take the tissue out of the gift bags. If it is still good fold it up and if not throw it out. Fold up your gift bags that are still in good condition to be used for next year. Store all in a shopping bag or a box.
I usually get a few cards. Always a surprise as I don’t give many out myself. The last few years I kept them and cut out the pretty pics to use for gift tags. This year I didn’t use any gift tags. I love to keep my cards to look at the next year when it’s time to get out the Christmas Decor. Old Christmas cards have come in handy for arts and crafts with my grands. So fun!
How long do you keep your tree up? I have always kept mine up until after New Year. They are so pretty and I could leave Christmas lights on for many months. Are there a lot of ornaments you are not using? It can be a good time to decide what you don’t need or want moving forward. However, this might not be the best time to donate. What about putting them in a bag marked “donate” for next year when you open up that decoration box? Hmmm? I think I will do that as well.
I bought a small tree this year from Michaels (a Craft Store) and I just love it. My bigger tree was donated a couple of months ago and I hope it went to someone in need.
If this is an overwhelming task for you consider taking your time putting everything away if you can. Do a little each day and put them away neatly so that it is pleasant to take them out again next year.
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