Important Information for Removing Christmas Decorations

Most people will do their Christmas cleanup in the two weeks following New Year’s Day. Others will wait until the next decorating occasion, which is Valentine’s Day. This means almost all decorations are down by the end of January. January 31st is a great deadline to set, but things can derail our plans. If you have your lights up past January, that’s understandable, but don’t plug them in. While they look nice, you’ll be increasing your energy costs when the decor is out of season. We’ve all driven past a house in April wondering why the Christmas lights are on. If it were up to me, I’d have everyone leave their lights up all year. However, seasons are special to us because they’re here for a limited time.

Tips for Removing & Storing Christmas Decorations

  • Start with the yard art. These items are usually bigger and more difficult to put away. Once you get this done, the worst struggle is over
  • Use vacuum seal bags or suitcases to keep holiday linens safe and away from potential water damage
  • Use an ornament storage box, or plastic party cups to separate and store all ornaments and small decorations individually
  • Unplug EVERYTHING before removing decorations. Double check to be on the safe side
  • Try to get your decorations into storage by 1/31. That date isn’t worth your safety however; it’s more of a guideline. Wait until there’s a dry, sunny day. Poor weather will add too many risks in the cleanup process. You can be out of season for a few days if it means avoiding hazards.

Common Post-Christmas Feelings We Experience [.GIFS]

Christmas is over, the decorations are down, and emotions are running wild. We’re feeling relieved, disappointed, happy, frustrated, and excited all at once. We can’t wait until next year, yet we’re enjoying the calm after the shopping/wrapping storm. Personally, I tend to have about 84 different feelings a day following the weeks after Christmas and New Year’s Day. I know plenty of other holiday enthusiasts like me who go through the same thing. Today’s post covers some of the feelings most of us have during this time of year. Let’s laugh it off and look forward to the next holiday while relaxing in some much deserved down time.

Trying to Stick to New Year’s Resolutions


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Trying to Eat Healthier Foods


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Then You Have to Clean & Put Decorations Away


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All The Anticipation & Excitement Has Ended


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But Even Though It’s Over, You Know You Had Fun

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And You Realize That You’re Done with Excessive Shopping & Wrapping

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& The House is Back to “Normal”

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& Then You Find The Post-Holiday Sales


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So You Stock Up On Decor for Next Year


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Sherrie Carter
 

Unique Living Room Decor for Every Style

Many modern homes have larger living rooms with smaller eating areas now, There are a few reasons for this. Mainly, new technology is to blame. Seating areas also play a large role. The living room is the main congregation area in most homes, so many young families often prefer the space in that area. Just as I mentioned in our kitchen decor post, favorable decor is crucial. You should have plenty of items that reflect your tastes and personality. I’ve highlighted a few items that will blend well with almost any decor theme. Click the photos below for more information and pricing.

Table Lamps

Bronze Geometric Table Lamp Dark Red Ceramic Table Lamp blue gray porcelain table lamp
Furniture

beige velvet oak accent chair distressed linen corner chair
Mirrors

light walnut starburst frame mirrorantique hickory rectangular wall mirror
Decorative Boxes & Baskets

seagrass storage baskets decorative mosaic boxes
Decorative Figurines

abstract-bronze-patina-family-circle-table-top-sculpturenature-lovers-owl-perched-on-log-animal-figures

Sherrie Carter