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Dec 5, 2008

Less is More for Christmas

Less is More

000_0001 I am a fan of the phrase, “less is more”. While living in 1100 square feet, I think you can rationalize why. So before Christmas each year, my directive to the kiddos is to clean out their rooms and clear any items, toys, gadgets, etc. (for donation of course) that they no longer use or play with and I take them to goodwill. I try to make a trip there regularly throughout the year actually, so this job as the holidays approach isn’t too overwhelming.

My personal rule of thumb is that when I purchase new items, clothing or coats for myself, I have to get rid of one old item for each new one. This helps me keep my own closet maintained and cleared out of anything I won’t wear anymore. I often tell my sis, “I value the space the stuff is using more than the “stuff” itself!” So I try to encourage my kiddos to do the same.

Can you relate as we get prepared for the holidays and expect even more goodies (especially toys) to be coming our way and into our house?

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at our house

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000_0005 silver trees cropped

What do you do to prepare for the holidays?

Find yourself… keeping it real.

Photo Credit:  Just me and my pics!

2 comments:

Andy Bailey said...

that's such a good idea, I will have to try and convince my partner to do the same. She has filled up multiple wardrobes of stuff!

dadshouse said...

That's a really great idea. You're inspiring me!

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