Feeling New Year & Post-Holiday Overwhelm? Let me help you!Jan 04, 2024
Happy New Year!
I hope this message brings a little warmth and cheer as we step into the new beginnings that 2024 promises. I've been thinking about you and the post-holiday phase we're both facing – particularly the cleanup and storage hustle that comes with it.
I totally get that the thought of tackling the post-holiday cleanup can seem really daunting. Trust me, staring at my own pile of decorations and wondering when I should tackle it is a yearly ritual! But, remember, it's perfectly okay and normal to feel a bit overwhelmed by this. Your feelings are absolutely valid.
Let’s break it down together, shall we?
For the holiday decorations, how about we think of storage as a fun puzzle? Once you get it organized with the right bins it gets easier every year. You’ll just need to set aside a bit of extra time and patience to do it properly the first time. You can use clear bins for easy identification, or repurposing bins you already have. It’s the perfect time to decide if there are decorations we’re ready to part with, making space for new memories.
And when it comes to the overall cleanup, let's take the pressure off. How about setting small, achievable goals? Maybe just focus on one area at a time. I find it helpful to set a timer for 20 minutes and see what can get done - it's surprising how much you can achieve! Plus, it’s a great way to avoid feeling like it’s an all-day affair.
Before you start packing away, sort your decorations into categories like lights, ornaments, wreaths, and figurines. This makes it easier to find and unpack them next year. Check each item as you go – if something is broken or you don’t love it, consider recycling or donating it. This not only declutters your collection but also makes the packing process more efficient.
Remember, it's not about getting it perfect or doing it all at once. It's about making progress in a way that feels manageable for you. You're not alone in this, and it's more than okay to take your time and do things at your own pace.
Here's to a new year of finding joy in the little things and making space (both physically and mentally) for all the good that's yet to come.