The best and worst part about the holidays!
I love the holidays and look forward to it every single year. Baking, giving, caring, loving...it seems like the whole community is abuzz with the desire to do good-for the most part.
Yet the day after Christmas I see my house in a whole new light. Clutter, dead Christmas tree, toys strewn about. I know all the work involved in sorting, cleaning and packing it up and that if I want it done right then I pretty much have to do it all.
Sometimes the kids ask if we can keep our tree and decor up longer than just a couple days past Christmas but I know from experience that if I am motivated to take it all down, then I have to go with it and get it over and done with.
So as of yesterday the 'taking down of all the STUFF' is done and I feel like I can breathe again. I'm sad that it's all over but happy to be able to enjoy the rest of the holiday season until my kids go back to school without all these huge and time consuming chores hanging over my head. Now we have more space to play and really SEE all the fun new toys and gadgets they've recently acquired!
After the holidays how does the decor and clutter affect you? Do you have no problem enjoying it well beyond the holiday or do you feel like it's the elephant in the room that HAS to be addressed ASAP?
Kim R. Date 12/30/2013
I usually leave it up until January 6th, and then I'll take it down when I get the urge to clean up.
Kim H Date 12/30/2013
I will probably try to take it down this week. I love having the house decorated, but am always relieved when we are back to normal!
Rachel A. Date 12/30/2013
Usually it comes down the day after Christmas, but this year, as we aren't traveling, we are keeping them up longer. I hope to get it all put away on Wednesday.
Maggie M Date 12/31/2013
We usually leave it up. We visited my parents this year and we still have stuff laying around we haven't put away since coming home, that bugs me. But it's not bad.
Mary Date 12/31/2013
The Christmas season isn't over for Catholics for a while after Christmas Day so we leave our tree and decor up for a while.
Leela R. Date 1/1/2014
The holiday clutter is still around but I think I will be tackling it on the first of the year. It's nice to still have a taste of the holidays around for a little while after the chaos subsides.
kayla stutler Date 1/2/2014
I'm planning on taking our stuff down today. It's a daunting task but I need to get the house organized before I lose my mind!
vickie couturier Date 1/5/2014
I started taking things down before the new year began,except for the tree an hubby says its bad luck to take it down before the first of Jan...so it comes down on that day
judith martinez Date 1/5/2014
We leave everything up until Epiphany.
Caitlin Gramley Date 1/14/2014
We still have our Tree up. I am so lazy it sometimes stays up til February.