I purchased a bag for our tree to be stored in this year. The tree is about 30 years old and has been stored in its original box the entire time. The box isn't holding up well, so it is now being recycled. One item in, another item out! And I actually think we could get both trees in the bag. Might fix that at some point.
|All cut up and ready to be recycled!|
I'm also going through our Christmas cards. I think nearly all of them are going to be recycled. There is one I really like, that I think I may keep and put in a frame for next year's holiday decorating (it's on the left in the picture below). I don't think I have a frame currently, but I'll be keeping my eye out for a good deal. And I'm keeping two photos received of family members. Other photos are going in the trash. I did love seeing them, but the reality is I will not do anything with the pictures in the future. Total number of cards recycled was approximately ten, with two photos going in the trash.
It feels good to be cleaned up from the holiday now that it is the new year. School for our youngest daughter starts on Monday, so we will be back to our routines. I need to get a meal plan for at least the next week planned, as I need to get groceries tomorrow to be ready for back to school.
Have you put away Christmas in your home? Did you get a lot of decluttering done in the last few days? Did you keep your holiday cards and pictures? If so, what do you do with yours?
I'm counting today's decluttering as 17. Year to date total is 18.