Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Clearing the decks

Much as I love to deck the halls at Christmas time I am afraid that I simply cannot help but itch to clear it all away again at about one minute past Boxing Day.

But I resist for as long as possible.

And then I strike. It feels so good to take them down and pack them away. Cleansing perhaps. The rooms feel brighter and bigger, I feel lighter.


Blogger Monica said...

I'm doing mine tomorrow... on the 6th January... as per tradition. Gotta give those kings the chance to reach baby Jesus. One of the kings has been decapitated... hope baby Jesus won't get too frightened.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011 8:10:00 pm  
Blogger rachel said...

I feel the same about much of it, except for the fairy lights on the kitchen mantel - I hate packing them away! And the front door wreath - it's as fresh as on its first day, so it will hang, minus its Christmas ribbon, in the back yard till it's ready for the compost heap.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011 8:32:00 pm  
Blogger Gina said...

I didn't last as long as you... everything came down on Sunday morning. And it felt so good!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011 9:17:00 pm  
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Wednesday, January 05, 2011 9:17:00 pm  
Blogger Lucille said...

It works every time that extra space trick.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011 9:19:00 pm  
Blogger Ali said...

I always find little traces a few days after - a forgotten bauble under the sofa where the cats batted it.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011 9:56:00 pm  
Blogger ablackpepper said...

I have the same "light feeling" after putting away everything. I must admit, I am getting into spring cleaning already.

Enjoy the free space and time!

Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:50:00 am  
Blogger kristina said...

Though I've always been a bit embarrassed to admit it, I do love packing it all away. The apartment just feels so much lighter and brighter.

K x

Friday, January 07, 2011 12:44:00 pm  
Blogger Jane said...

So do I! What a great feeling to start off the year!

Saturday, January 08, 2011 1:01:00 pm  

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