Recently, it was our day to go through toys, get rid of broken or missing pieces, and choose others to donate to Goodwill. It makes me happy to be able to bless others with our donations, and to get some of that stuff out of the house for good! The boys were surprisingly on board with it this year too. They happily chose a huge pile of toys and games to bless other children with…it was a wonderful thing! I ended up with three large drawers empty and waiting for Christmas morning, which makes a great place to store gift wrap, bags, bows and ribbons within easy reach. A lovely bonus.
I am also making it a priority to go through ALL of our Christmas stuff, and giveaway the stuff that we don’t use anymore, or just don’t love. It’s my goal to ‘GoodbyeJunk’ some of it, to make it more manageable. It’s also my goal to make sure that I have the boxes or storage containers ready for packing up after Christmas. This year, I’m making sure they are all marked with LABELS for what’s inside. It’s my hope that this will make it easier when we pull them out next year, and also easier to put away after the holidays. I’ll let you know how it goes! 😉
What are some of your tips & ideas for getting/staying organized during the holidays?
How do you keep from being overwhelmed with all the ‘stuff’? Please share in the comments!