Ironically, this was the first year the decor had gone from looking lovely to cluttered. My typical feeling is as long as its cold outside & not yet Valentines Day, the holiday decor can stay. After our first Christmas, the tree was still up in Feb. Wild! I know. And not what you'd assume from my personality.
Anyway, in writing the post, including reasons it was perfectly permissible to keep your mantle aglow, I got inspired! Before I had chosen a good photo to add to the post, I had already taken Christmas down & packed it away.
I have to say, it didn't take nearly as long as I dreaded. (I honestly contemplated throwing all of the ornaments & more in
And it is nice to discover how this rental home looks in its regular clothes. Still cozy & more clean. Thanks to the built-ins in the playroom & the major donating we did before our move, all the new toys have a home. Ahhhhh....
What's your "this stuff has got to go" date?
Do you take it down just as ceremoniously as you put it up;
say every year on Jan 1st?
Do you have to buy new totes to store
the new decor you're lured into buying that season?Pin It