It’s holiday decorating time, and that can only mean one thing – trudging up to the attic, out to the garage, or perhaps even visiting the rented storage space to dig through the mountains of boxes full of years worth of holiday decorations to find what you need. In order to get to those boxes, you may find yourself wading through even more boxes and storage items. We all find ourselves doing it…saving items over time, thinking we may use them again, or perhaps holding onto them “just in case.” As we move from house to house, change our lives, and watch our children grow up, we inevitably accumulate more and more and place it into storage. We know we had a reason for saving it, but are those reasons still there? It’s time to perform a bit of spring cleaning as we prepare for the holidays. Take a bit of extra time and sort through the boxes that you stacked up in front of or on top of all of your holiday decorations. Take stock of what you have and consider what you need…and what can be packed up, sold, given away, or donated. It will lighten your load and clear out the clutter. If you’re considering selling your home in the coming year, you’ll already have a head start on reducing some of the items that you may have held on to but no longer need.
Don’t forget to consider some of those items for charitable donations. You may be able to take deductions on your taxes, and there are those out there in need who would truly appreciate some help, especially during the holiday season. Good luck, and have a terrific holiday. We’d love to see some of your holiday decorating!
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