During the holiday season you will inevitably see an influx of items around the home. You’ll receive gifts, food, wine…all wonderful things! What’s the saying, out with the old, in with the new? Yes, you should hold onto this mantra and purge these items from your home to clean up the clutter!
- Holiday related items – As you are going through and decorating your home, look through your holiday decor and evaluate what you haven’t used in years. Why keep those items just to take up precious space when you don’t use them? Let them go. These items can be donated and ultimately another family would find use for them in their home.
- Food – Holidays will be a busy cooking time. Make sure you have plenty of room in your pantry, fridge, and freezer. Purge old spices, expired dressings or condiments, and old liquor or wine. Take inventory of what you have and try to use those items up to make room for the extra items one tends to have around the holidays. Also, if you have canned or boxed food you haven’t used and are nearing their expiration date, these can be donated to the local food bank.
- Toys – If you have children, please take the time to have them go through their toys. If they have toys on their list, have your kids let go of unused/outgrown toys so they can allow space for new ones to come into their lives. Also, let your kids know that their toys will be donated to other kids, and they will ultimately be making another child’s life happier during the holiday season.
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