Did You Survive Christmas Vacation?

Finally, the kids are back in school and we’re back to some sort of normal around here. The house seems to be back in order, and the tree is already put away. Since two sets of family come here for Christmas and we usually entertain on New Years, Christmas vacation is usually spent cleaning and organizing. The tree comes down shortly after Christmas to make room for New Year’s celebrations, and all new toys find a home very quickly.

Unfortunately, I had planned to do some rearranging and organizing over our vacation and that just didn’t get done. I won’t bore you with details as to why, but the kids “together toys” need to be moved into a new area. Thankfully the number of “together toys” are decreasing very quickly as they get older, so there’s not a whole lot to move.

I’ve realized though moving and organizing is going to be a whole lot easier if I get more bins and toy boxes. Possibly more shelves too. Either that or clean out the “storage room” that sits right off the area I plan to move all these toys. Of course, that means I have to find a new hiding places for Christmas and birthday gifts. That’s a minor sacrifice for a more organized and cleaner looking house though.

That said, I’d love to hear your stories about how your Christmas went, and your organizing tips. I think we could all use some help!


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