Hey there, everyone! During down time between our morning Christmas festivities yesterday, and going to the movie theater in the afternoon, I kicked back, relaxed, and caught up on reading all of the blog comments you all have left in the last few weeks. November and December are such busy months, that I didn’t get to read every comment, and I thoroughly enjoyed catching up on them. Thank you all so much for taking the time to leave them. I do read each and every one – even if I fall behind occasionally.
With Christmas behind us, I’m totally changing gears now to some cleaning and organizing.
I’m the only non-coffee drinker in my household, and even though I’m the only person who doesn’t drink the stuff, the job of keeping everything organized seems to be my task, so I took matters into my own hands and made a coffee station that takes up very little space on my kitchen counter.
I started with a wooden cable spool that I bought a few years ago for just a couple dollars, and within 15 minutes, it was finished, and everything was neatly organized!
I’m a monthly contributor at My Repurposed Life, and you see my tutorial for it here.
And speaking of clutter, I’m curious… how long do you leave your Christmas decorations up?
The decorations that looked so festive before Christmas, look like clutter to me after the day is over, and I can’t wait to take them down.
I feel like I can’t work on anything new, or even really clean until everything is put away, so the day after Christmas the tree was the first thing to come down, because it takes up a lot of space in our small living room.
I felt like the room had grown larger and brighter once I had removed it.
All the pretty fresh greenery I had in the entryway was now dry as a bone, and dropping needles everywhere, so I tackled that space next, removing all the dead greenery and Christmas decor. I did enjoy the smell of the fresh pine, so I bought some pine scented air fresheners (affiliate link) so I can continue to enjoy the fresh scent throughout the winter months.
My husband finished getting pallet wood on the the last wall in the entryway. Once I have it painted and finish sprucing everything up, I’ll show you the whole room – hopefully in the next week!
Now that I’ve cleared away the Christmas messes, I feel motivated to declutter more spaces in my house, and start the new year out with a clean slate!
How about you? Are you in decluttering mode, or will you leave your Christmas decor up a little longer?