As much as I love the way my home looks decorated for Christmas, I give a sigh of relief when the decorations come down. Every year, my husband says, “Our house looks so big!” Putting the decorations back in the attic for another year really makes my life feel much less cluttered.
But this year, I may have gone a bit overboard on the decoration removal. Since I loved the feel of my house once the Christmas decorations were gone, I figured I’d feel even better with all of the other decorations gone. So, I removed all of the accessories from my living room.
It was so freeing that I removed them from my kitchen. My breakfast room. My entryway.
I’m going to tackle my bedroom and office/guest/craft room next. No, I’m not going to leave my house empty like this for long. I just wanted the chance to declutter, dust without having to move stuff, and relax after the holidays. I’m going to give it a week or two like this, and then I’m going to thoughtfully re-accessorize my rooms, adding only things that serve a purpose (and yes, making me smile is a purpose). It will also give me a chance to mix things up a bit and give my rooms a new look.
Until then, I’ll just steer clear of the dining room. All that stuff had to go somewhere, right?
Have you ever undecorated your home? How did it make you feel?
TIP JAR: Ask yourself if you’ve used this item in the past year or if it has a purpose in your life. If not, let it go and smile! You’re on your way to a more organized life. Less stuff is less clutter, less to clean, move, and deal with. Think of it as making room in your life for the things you really love. –Jessica @ Decor Adventures
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