Breaking News: THE EASTER BOX IS FINALLY BACK IN THE ATTIC.
I’m not a big decorator for the holidays, for two reasons: 1) I’m lazy, and 2) We have too much stuff.
Here’s how our decoration cycle for Christmas goes, in ten easy steps.
1. Find empty box or unobtrusive corner.
2. Clear surfaces (i.e. tables, shelves, television altar, piano(s), mantels, dressers, and possibly bathroom counters) of knick knacks & assorted piles of books, papers, and toys.
3. Pack knick knacks etc. into box or stack into the unobtrusive corner.
4. Dust surfaces.
5. Send Homes on spelunking expedition into garage or attic to retrieve Christmas decoration boxes.
6. Set out Christmas decorations (approximately 3.3 days before Christmas)
7. Approximately 2.65 months after Christmas, clear surfaces of decorations and locate empty boxes to pack them into. If necessary, purchase more plastic boxes and feel guilty for a little while.
8a. By this point, new knick knacks etc. have crowded onto surfaces, so
8b. don’t bother dusting, and
8c. leave other knick knacks etc. in box or unobtrusive corner.
9. Approximately 4.89 months after Christmas, send Homes on mission to return Christmas boxes to attic or garage.
10. Congratulate self on a job well done.
That sure sounds familiar 🙂 I had no idea that anyone else used the same decorating techniques!
Or sometimes, for those of us who are REALLY lazy, leave random decorations (string of Christmas lights over window, tinsel on a tree outside, etc.) year round. At least that’s one less decoration to put up next year lol.
Jo, I have seen that method used and admire it. It would require getting the lights up there to begin with – something we haven’t yet accomplished. 🙂
Beth, if you admire the year-round light tradition, you’d LOVE Cottonwood:) Happy Holidays! (At least you don’t have to deal with the Menorah!)
That sounds about right. Except my husband gets into cleaning modes mere days after a birthday or holiday and clears everything up (and guilts me into helping). Sigh. I think Easter bunnies would look adorable on a Christmas tree, btw.
I’m done. We decided to leave book tree up. And I will need the books as soon as the holidays are over. All boxes will stay in the shed this year. It’s a good feeling. My hubby wanted to get car deodorizers in tree shapes, pine scented, to hang on the book tree…
We seem to have year-round pine needles in the house, one Christmas to the next, despite vacuuming…I really think I’d rather have year-round lights rather than the pesky pine needles. PS. Gopher ornaments are killer!