5 Ways to Simplify the Holidays
Don’t Decorate Early
Do you Need More Decor?
Declutter Before Christmas
Clearing out the things you don’t need before the holidays makes room for the new stuff that is about to come into our homes. Not only do I look through and see what can go from my home I also look for holiday decorations I don’t use.
My rule is if I have not decorated with certain things the year before I normally don’t use it the next year.
Now I decorate my home and anything left in the box I donate right away.
Limit The Holiday Bins
Simply put a limit on the number of decorations you are willing to keep. I have made the rule that we will only have two bins for Christmas decorations. If it can’t fit into the bin we don’t buy it/ keep it.
You can take this limit idea further and set limits for everything during this month.
For instance, I don’t say yes to every party I am invited to. If I don’t feel like getting gifts I will opt out of the gift exchange.
With simplifying I have realized I can set my own limits and decide what is going to make me filled with holiday cheer or stress me out.
So instead of getting caught up in the race to fill the month with “FUN”, I think out how I want to feel during this time and only sign up to events that will make me happy.
Get Rid of Ornament Boxes
Do yourself a favor and get rid of all the ornament boxes. This won’t apply to everyone, but if you are like me and have been carefully wrapping and unwrapping ornaments for the last 20 years STOP!
We were sold a lie that these boxes and ornaments would be worth hundreds someday. Now I enjoy my ornaments for what they are on my tree and I no longer waste hours wrapping and unwrapping Hallmark ornaments.
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Wrapping presents has become its own crazy next level of stress. LOL
Buying the wrapping paper and bows, spending hours wrapping each gift so it looks amazing under the tree. Why? For a photo on social media?
I simplified the wrapping process by making some reusable gift bags out of red and green material. You can also buy these in case you are not into sewing.
These bags can be used year after year and are very eco-friendly too! The best part is it takes about 10 minutes to wrap all my gifts now.
How to Simplify the Holidays Conclusion
Hopefully, some of these tips have helped you to reconsider how you want to spend your time this holiday.
I have found these tiny changes helped take the pressure and stress off of Christmas. Let me know in the comments some of your recommendations for a calm relaxing holiday season.
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