Post Holiday Organizing

Christmas Ornament BoxCan you believe it’s the end of January already? Are your holiday decorations still up? Where are the holiday cards and gift wrap? Would a few suggestions help motivate you to take action?

1. If holiday greeting cards you received aren’t destined for a scrapbook or memory box, toss, after making a list of who sent you a card this year.
2. If you have surplus holiday cards that didn’t get sent, keep one and donate or toss the rest.
3. Save the box if the decoration is a collectible item. Otherwise, ditch the box, and pack the item with holiday linens or soft decorations.
4. Pack your decorations by room. This makes it easier to put them out next year.
5. Toss the following:
Candle stubs
Christmas lights that have lost their twinkle
Faded, worn out, or tired outdoor decorations
Ornaments that have lost their luster
Wrapping paper that’s too small or flimsy to store for use next year
Gift bags, boxes, and tissue paper that have been reused one too many times

© January 2014 Janine Cavanaugh, CPO® All Rights Reserved


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