Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas Decorating Can Be Liberating

As I started to make the transition from a decorating blog to a minimalist/simplifying blog, I have had to really take a hard look at why we have what we have, and if it adds real value to our family.

One opportunity that I didn't even think of, in relation to my journey, was decorating for Christmas.  I was not really looking forward to it this year, because I am tired of stuff weighing me down.
As I started to decorate the main part of my house the other day, I realized something.  I can use this as an opportunity to further reduce my possessions and make more room to display my Christmas decorations.  The goal here is to be able to display my decorations without having to cram the overflow of stuff into drawers and closets.  

When the New Year comes, and the Christmas decorations are packed up, and stored away for another year, I will have a simplified, main living area that will be so relaxing and calming to enjoy through the winter months when we tend to spend more time indoors.

Are you looking at Christmas as a time to add more to your home, or as an opportunity to live with less, while having more?  More of what really matters.