Decluttering Christmas Decorations

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Are you holding onto Christmas Decorations that you haven’t placed on display for years?  It’s time to declutter your decoration collection.

When you are decorating your house this Christmas have a look at the items you have left and don’t want to display.  Why are you not displaying them?

Is it broken? Do you have the time to fix it?  Is it fixable? No – throw it out.  Yes – write it on your to-do list.

Is it extremely sentimental? Yes, then place it on display don’t hide it away or ask your children if they would like it.  No, consider the following options:

  • Give it to charity
  • Donate to a local school
  • Donate to a local kindy
  • Repurpose them, redecorate or spray paint it
  • Use it for craft projects

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12 comments

A-M Russell November 24, 2011 - 5:40 AM

Voted. A-M xx

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Katrina December 21, 2011 - 11:56 PM

Thankyou πŸ™‚

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Jo Matheson on Facebook November 24, 2011 - 6:11 AM

now that is a tough thing to do considering some of those are ones I placed on the tree some 40+ years ago

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Julie Regan November 24, 2011 - 6:16 AM

Have been voting regularly. I have decluttered a lot of Christmas things since last year. I have given away a whole tree as I used to painstakingly put up 2 full sized trees. Not any more. I also gave my mum about 6 little ceramic ornaments that she ‘loves’ and a couple of perfectly good soft toys – a little reindeer and christmas teddy. I literally streamlined my stuff. Also last year I gave up the kids paddlepop stick and macaroni ornaments from childhood that I held on to as they were getting tatty and the kids aren’t little any more. I feel liberated and lighter. My tree has all my favourites on it and same with the other decorations. I recommend the in with the new and out with the old philosophy and downsizing is less stressful to pack away and store at the end.

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Katrina December 21, 2011 - 11:57 PM

As long as it’s big enough to fit what you want on it πŸ™‚ Packing is the worst of the jobs for sure.

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Anne-Marrie Bennett on Facebook November 24, 2011 - 6:52 AM

can i keep my glass ones!! just until the toddlers are a little bigger and i have a less chance of breakages πŸ™‚ please!! oh and Jo if you want to sell those vintage decoration i take a look πŸ™‚

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TheModernParent November 24, 2011 - 6:53 AM

I am so guilty of this!! Every year I think I put out less decorations than are actually left in the box. I will definitely throw them out this year. I do have to keep some of the sentimental and homemade ones which I have to admit are looking rather tatty and not very festive! Thanks for reminding me to be ruthless!

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Katrina December 21, 2011 - 11:57 PM

Will make it easier for next year:)

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The Modern Parent on Facebook November 24, 2011 - 6:54 AM

I am so guilty of this….but it’s all going to change! πŸ™‚

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Emily Lucas-Perrett on Facebook November 24, 2011 - 7:10 AM

donate them too the schools hospitals or homeless shelters ect ect spread the spirit

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Sabco Australia on Facebook November 24, 2011 - 8:02 AM

We keep our Christmas decorations collection very small – otherwise we’d spend a fortune buying new ones and have to find cupboard space to store them (which is a tough job)!

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Party&Co on Facebook November 24, 2011 - 8:59 AM

I’ve just bought the most georgeous Christmas Decorations boxes from Phoenix Trading. I’m a box girl, and love things in their place so I’m v happy πŸ™‚

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