The Day After Christmas

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It's the day after Christmas and now what? Are you over it? Do you pack it all up and send Christmas on its merry way until next year or do you let it linger a bit? Usually, I let the tree linger a bit, but I'll tell you what...I'm definitely over Christmas music at this point, I'm ready to move on to something more funky like Prince and party like it's 1999 (yes, I am showing my age).

What about shopping? Are you over shopping or are you eager for more? It would be a lie to say I'm ever over shopping, I may over-shop, but I'm never over shopping. I like to shop. I don't do it much anymore because my budget both financially and time-wise won't allow, but I love to shop.

I know lots of people like to stock up on Christmas ornaments and décor during this time because you can get such a good deal on things. Me, I like it when I get gift cards for Christmas and I can shop online. I love sitting in my home surrounded by a bit of post-Christmas debris, wearing pjs, and strolling through the virtual aisles on my laptop.

For some reason, I take my time when it comes to spending gift cards. I don't want to rush into a purchase. I mean, should I buy something I need or something I want? Should it be something that is just for me or something we can all enjoy? Or should I spend them on something that I wouldn't want to spend my own money on? The possibilities are endless.

Actually, the possibilities are not endless because I live in a place with very little storage. I'm sure if I had more storage space, I'd buy holiday décor on clearance for the next year, but I just don't have anywhere to put it. We have a basement in a shared building and a small section of the basement is designated for our use. I store away our holiday décor in plastic bins that are labeled with invisible ink. Yup, I haven't gotten around to labeling them. I'm sure there are better ways to store them, but can I tell you just how grateful I am for those bins?

Earlier this year, there was a sewer back-up in our basement. Yuck. Everything that was not in a plastic bin had to be thrown away because nothing, but nothing that is an object is worth me having to clean human waste off of it. Ugh, how did this post go from what do you do after Christmas is over to human waste? My apologies.

But really, what do you do the day after Christmas? And how do you deal with the storing of holiday décor?

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  • fraujones
  • by Amanda on Dec. 28, 2012 at 11:03 AM
  • I went back to work. I cleaned some on Christmas so it wouldn't be so overwhelming. I'll take the decorations down on New Year's Day. 

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  • EbonySnow
  • by Desiree on Dec. 28, 2012 at 11:22 AM
  •   I would like to get it all down asap but my DH just had surgery so I cant get the storage boxes out of the basement yet.

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  • lasombrs
  • by Sara on Dec. 28, 2012 at 3:01 PM

  • we put it all in our inlaws attic since we have a tony apartment. its coming down today. we usually spend the 26th at home but needed to go to the mall to buy a warrenty for an ipad my son won


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  • dusky_rose
  • by Sue on Dec. 28, 2012 at 4:52 PM
  • Thanks Kristin, I'll post some to fb later, I promise.

    Quoting KristinRox:

    Hope you have a great time visiting with your older kids. Cant wait to see the pictures when you come back. 

    Quoting dusky_rose:

    I let the Christmas stuff stay until after the New Year. I don't usually go shopping because I am getting ready (packing and stuff) to go see my older children for our celebration this weekend.




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  • LuLuRex
  • by Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 5:03 PM
  • I put away all my Christmas decorations on the 26th. I'm so sick of looking at them and know if I don't do it right away, it probably won't get done until Valentine's Day!

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  • KristinRox
  • by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 6:26 PM
  • Yay! Cant wait! 

    Quoting dusky_rose:

    Thanks Kristin, I'll post some to fb later, I promise.

    Quoting KristinRox:

    Hope you have a great time visiting with your older kids. Cant wait to see the pictures when you come back. 

    Quoting dusky_rose:

    I let the Christmas stuff stay until after the New Year. I don't usually go shopping because I am getting ready (packing and stuff) to go see my older children for our celebration this weekend.




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