Nevermind the countless boxes of Christmas Cheer I have in storage, our small living room just won’t accomodate the Christmas Explosion I would love to have. (Step number 1 in keeping the Christmas Chao down- don’t be tempted to pull out ALL the boxes)
Choose a few favorites to use every year, like the pillow Quincy is inspecting. (Step number 2 – always having your favorites makes every year special)
When you open your gifts, throw away the paper immediately, making sure there aren’t any gifts hiding amongst the tissue. Better yet, use the same gift bags year after year or make bags from fabric. (Step number three – keep things low impact and clean up as you go)
We have a lovely fake plastic tree, but it still sheds, for those of you with live trees, remember to water and vacuum everyday! (Step number four – watering your tree helps it from catching on fire and making a mess that you really don’t want to clean up.)
What tips do you have for keeping your holidays neat and tidy? How do you decorate?
Disclaimer: I am sharing my holiday home decor and cleaning tips for the chance to win prizes from The SITS Girls and Great Cleaners.