HI everyone!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was fabulous, we feel very blessed for everything we have - friends and family especially. The past week has been filled with parties and lots of food. Tonight I am going to a Christmas party with my friends and then for the New Years we are heading out to stay over at our best friends house, The Howells. Boston is soooooo excited and keeps asking if it's time to go yet.
So I bet you're just like me - your home looks like a tornado hit inside. Toys are strewn everywhere and the goodies from the neighbors are taking over my kitchen. Plus I can't wait to pull down and box up all the Christmas stuff. Well, the very organized Aby Garvy sent an email to her subscribers and I especially loved this tip from her:
Do some easy math. OK, ready for the next reality check? Here it comes. When you started the holiday season, did you have any empty drawers, shelves or closets just sitting there waiting for new things to arrive? If your answer is no, it's time for some easy math. For each new item you added this holiday season, subtract an old item of the same kind. For example, for each new pair of socks, get rid of an old pair. For each shirt added, subtract out an old one from your shirt drawer. And so on. Collect all your "subtractions" into a box and make a trip to your local charity drop-off location. This "easy math" strategy works for toys, games, clothes, outerwear, and any other item that you received which replaces something you already own.
So, last night that's what we did - well at least in the boys room. We pulled out old toys that aren't played with and clothes that are too small. It's like a breath of fresh air! Next is our home office - YIKES! It's the room that stuff just gets piled in.
Happy New Year! I'll post again after the New Year.