! I didn't have decluttering plans but ended up doing so twice this month. First, when dh & I were planning when to decorate our tree, I realized I was dreading it a little because we've gathered so many ornaments over the years. It seemed more like a chore than the fun it usually is. I told dh how I was feeling & asked if he would be OK with only taking our favorite ornaments out of the boxes to hang. He agreed! We did that & both loved the result. When we take down the decorations next month we'll pack up those left in the box. Dh isn't ready to donate them yet, but we'll look again in a year or two as there is space to store the box in a corner of the attic. Maybe I'll bring it down one summer when we're not in a nostalgic Christmas-y mood & can be more ruthless about decluttering them
. I'm happy that they are out of the main ornament box, & at least halfway out the door.
We hosted family for dinner this year & while gathering up the Christmas dishes & serving pieces so many things were crammed into the little attic cupboard that it was hard getting anything out. Dh was with me to help carry things down & I asked him to please grab me a box. In went the dozen plastic reindeer kid cups, the candlesticks I don't really like, & several misc items, to go to Goodwill next month. It felt great, even though it wasn't much stuff. Best of all, when we brought everything back upstairs to store until next year, it was so easy to put everything away.
Hi Nancy -- I'll join you in reclaiming my desk very soon. Like you, I usually don't declutter in December (but I never say never
Hi Harmony, & thanks for the laugh!
That birthday delivery story is so funny! Happy for you that the coffee table is now out of your way.
See you all back here in January!