How To Clean Your Storage Area.Tackle Christmas Decorations
It's never easy to throw away things especially if they have sentimental value. And you shouldn't feel obligated to do so if it makes you feel stressed out.
However, if you need extra storage space or are buried underneath a mountain of crap, one way to get busy is to tackle your clean-up, one box at a time.
I'm helping my Mom who's in her late 70s get cleaned up with the expectation that in the next couple of years they may want to sell the house.
So today we worked on Christmas decorations.
One of the best criteria for keep or toss was...
1. Do you love it?
2. Did someone make it?
3. Was it given to you by someone special?
4. On the fence about giving it away? Can you give it to someone else?
5. Still can't part with it? Take a picture and preserve the memory
This santa is a bit worn. But somehow it feels like Christmas to me. I can picture it somewhere in my Mom's kitchen. It's a Christmas card holder. So it's kind of useful. My Mom is ready to give it up. But then I'm thinking it should come home with me.
But I'm not a junk collector either. I don't like to have to store things. So I take a picture. I go back and forth on card holder Santa. It's well loved. It may even be from back in the 60s. She tells me it was a gift from my Auntie Heidi. So that's the clincher. For now, it'll enjoy at least one more Christmas with me. It's kind of like a hip little Mad Men Santa, don't you think. Stylin'
So I guess that's Tip number 6. Get your daughter to take some family treasures home so you won't have to part with it, just yet.
How are you about de-junking?
Photo Source: Adrienne Jenkins
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