I had to think about this, but I think I found a good one. Holiday decorations...specifically...Halloween decorations. We kinda really love halloween at our house. What other time of year can you don a costume and morph into a completely different character for a few hours, lurking around the neighborhood begging for candy and treats? Most of our decorations are for the inside of the house like this cutie.
It's Friday which means it's time to get rid of some clutter.
Have I mentioned before how I love to walk around the funky section of Winners?
Over the years we pick out the decorations that we think will spook up the place the best. As we get older we look at our older items and maybe we don't put them out or they don't get the prime spot in the living room.
We also have window decals to deal with that don't stick so well anymore or have faded to ghostly white.
What about the lovely crafty decorations that our children bring home from school or we choose to do with them at home? Gorgeous as they are (total sarcasm) we may need to do some clutter control on the stack in the box. When items come home from school, be sure to take a photo of it with your child so that the moment is captured but the item does not need to stay with you forever.
We usually carve our pumpkins the night before halloween, and this year the holiday is on Sunday so we can relax on Saturday night and do them up right. Sometimes we feel rushed to get it done if it is on a weekday evening and they don't always look their best. Let's purge the pumpkin tools. How many carving sets do you have? What about those pumpkin templates? Oh and let's not forget the collection of bags to collect treats. I think we have a few damaged pillowcases in with all the reflecting bags and bags that are full after you put one bag of chips in them.
Some halloween items are just meant to last one season. Which items have you been holding onto too long?
Tell me what you got rid of to lighten the holiday tote.
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