Reverse the Holidays

December 17, 2012 in Minimalist Tips by Lorilee Lippincott

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I am hoping everyone is getting geared up for Christmas this week and excited.  We don’t want to reverse any of that :)

Holidays have the potential to go against the de-cluttering work you have been doing.  Sure, it might be a huge minimalist feet to maintain the amount of things you own during the Christmas holidays but what if I challenged you to go a bit farther?

While everyone else is going to finish off the holidays in a few weeks with resolutions to lose weight next year, what if you beat them to it and lose the ‘house weight’ during the holidays.

Reverse The Holiday Gain

Christmas is a time when most people get a chunk of time off. Sometimes the longest vacation of the year (depending on how lucky you are with vacation days) Spending time with family and eating cookies is a priority, but what about after that?

Instead of watching silly Christmas movies (again, and again, and again), or roaming the internet, what if you used that time to get packing.

Right after Christmas is a great time to downsize the amount of stuff in our home because we have some new stuff we like by our side. Maybe instead of replacing one thing, maybe you could also get rid of all the extra’s as well.

For example:

Did you get new towels? Great! Figure out how many do you need in the house? Then figure out how many do you have? Fix it – get rid of the difference :)

This works for lotion, candles, ties, socks, games/puzzles, picture frames, books, clothes, and more.

It is a great time to go through kids toys when they have new ones to play with!

Instead of Christmas increasing clutter, plan to make a de-cluttering gain over the Christmas season.