Well, a Christmas purge anyway. Working again on my "room of doom" and decided since work has apparently mostly given me the day off, I'd tackle the Christmas bins. There were 3 - one small file box size and two bigger ones @20 gal each. Now? There's one. Yes, ONE. I kept the one non-see-through bin, packed it with what I really wanted to keep... and everything else is heading to Goodwill. =)
It's amazing when you pull it all out and see what's in there. Multiple boxes of Christmas cards, some partially used, others unopened. Strings of lights - mostly with white cords or clear bulbs, neither of which I really like. Coffee mugs picked up on clearance years ago with the intention of making up hot cocoa mix for gifts... never happened and I work from home now. An elf hat. A moose stocking - I plan to knit myself a stocking and never really liked this one. He's cute, but so hard to stuff and with just me here, the dog's not going to stuff it - no rush in knitting one. lol There's a tea gift set I never found an appropriate person to give it to and a couple plastic bins meant for cookies. I mostly do cookie jars now using mixes so they can be enjoyed later in the year rather than when everyone's homes and offices are already overflowing with baked goods. The napkin holder/oven rack stick on the left are so cute and were a gift many years ago from my mother - both hand-painted, picked up at a craft fair. I've never once used them. I don't use paper napkins so these are both going as well. Someone is sure to love these! A candle holder and toy reindeer round things out. There were a few pieces of holiday polar fleece in one bin as well. Those were pulled out and put with the rest of my fabric so they can be used up. Ahhhh, so happy to have my Christmas items condensed! I've been planning to do this for months but hadn't had the time. =)
Do you have any extras in your holiday decorations? Things you no longer love? Things you're holding onto simply because someone you love gave them to you? Of course, it's more convenient to sort as you unpack or repack your decorations, but that time of year can get pretty hectic. No time like the present!