Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

One thing that is universal to most winter holiday celebrations is gifting. Whether it’s homemade gift for solstice, a gift swap at the office, a visit from Santa, or just the visit to the grandparents house that returns home with a full car.

So how can you prepare for this?

Make space.

I started in Roozle’s room. She “helped” me put together a few boxes of her toys to donate and we listed the items for free on a local website and put them on the porch. The boxes were gone within the hour.

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She now has three empty bins for potential new toys.

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And an empty shelf.

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And some room in her closet.

Much better.

I am now going to make my way through the rest of the house. When we moved here we said the biggest flaw was the lack of closet space here, but now I just see it as a challenge to keep our stuff to a minimum. Before more comes in, more has to go out.

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My helper wore her birthday crown and played with everything I tried to put in the boxes. At the end, she was glad to give her toys away, thankfully.

How do you make space for the holidays?

Author: Casey

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