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4 Quick and Easy Holiday Decluttering Projects

Here are four quick projects to get your home ready for the holidays.

By
Amanda Thomas
5-minute read
Episode #230

3.) Holiday Items

If you’re like a lot of people, you probably have collected a number of holiday decorations over the years. I know I like to buy the bigger holiday decorations after the holiday has passed because I can get a better deal. When I pull everything out at the beginning of the next season, sometimes I find that there are pieces that don’t really match everything else, or that I just don’t like anymore. This is a great time to pull those items aside.

You can donate these items, or if you have a little extra time on your hands, you may be able to earn some extra holiday spending money by selling these items online. There is only one time of year that you can get good money for used holiday decorations, and that’s right before the holidays. Think about it, stores don’t sell holiday items in July because they know no one wants to buy them at that time, and they have to offer steep discounts right after the holidays because they need to clear the shelves. Use timing to your advantage and post your unwanted holiday items on Craigslist, Ebay, Facebook Marketplace, Offer Up, or any other online selling platform and hopefully collect a little cash for your items.

If table linens don’t make you feel happy when you use them on your table, then pass them along so someone else can get enjoyment out of them.

4.) Table Linens

The final category of items to clean out before the holidays is table linens. This is a very specific category, so it should only take you a few minutes to complete the task. When you are looking through your table linens for the holiday season, there’s a good chance you have a tablecloth or two that you grimace at each time you see it. You have probably pulled these table cloths out each year, cringed at the thought of putting them on your table, and put them right back in the drawer. If you have these tablecloths, pull them out for the final time this year. Instead of putting them back in the drawer, put them in a bag to donate. If they don’t make you feel happy when you use them on your table, then pass them along so someone else can get enjoyment out of them.

I hope this list helps you get your home ready for the holidays, one little project at a time.

Until next time, I'm the Domestic CEO, helping you love your home.

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