You’ve got to love a Christmas sweater.
And so what if they’re cheesy.
They’re a fun way to get in the Christmas spirit.
Along with the Santa hats.
And the Christmas socks.
And the whole family in Christmas PJs.
BUT BUT BUT …
They ALL add up.
They ALL take up space.
And our space IS precious.
We need it to live in.
We need it to relax in.
And so many of us – and our families – are suffering from lack of it.
And that’s the rub.
All those fun things we buy JUST for Christmas.
Or just for Halloween. Or just for Easter. Or just for Valentines.
Or just for some other random day the stores have hijacked.
TOGETHER they come up at a price.
A big price.
And that’s our deep down happiness and well being.
So today we’re going to put our Christmas clothes on the scales.
And ask ourselves.
Is that little bit of fun.
Once a year.
Really worth the personal price of storing them?
Just 10 Things – Christmas Clothes
So this is day nine of my 10 day Christmas declutter series.
To get the most from the series it is best to start at the beginning.
Today we’ll go to the Christmas boxes and bags we got out on day one.
Or wherever you’ve got Christmas clothes hidden away.
And then stick to the just 10 things rules:
- Take 5 minutes or so, 15 minutes max
- Focus on Christmas clothes
- Open our eyes to those we never wear or for five minutes once a year
- And without yanking stuff out
- Spot any we’re ready to let go
Keeping our eyes peeled for …
- Novelty sweaters
- Santa hats
- Deely boppers
- Santa costume
- Fancy dress
Let go of anything and everything you’re ready to.
Just quickly pop it in the Christmas donations box we started on day one.
It only takes a few minutes. But letting go a couple of sweaters, some PJs and the odd fancy dress costume can free up precious space fast.
THEN as we head into Christmas.
We need to keep those scales clearly in mind.
And – without being scrooge-like or a total kill joy – REMEMBER.
ALL those cheap Christmas gimmicks promising us fun BECOME clutter the moment Christmas is done. And clutter makes us sad!