Although I’m sure a fairly big chunk of people have already done this by now, bear with me with what you’re about to read. I’m writing this mostly as a motivational post in order to get myself to do what I’m proposing, so just take this as a little venting post about my own tendencies rather than advice for what you should do.
So, are you ready to hear what I’m about to advise you to do? Here is is: It’s time to take your holiday decorations down. Yes, I know. That’s not a radical piece of advice or proposal in the slightest. Here we are almost a month after Christmas, and I’m saying it’s finally time to take the holiday decor down. But what gives?
Well, I’ll have you know that I really do still have a lot of Christmas decorations up, like a tree, garland and lights, and other small baubles. But I’m justifying this by reminding people that my partner and I didn’t get any holiday decorations up until December 10th this year. Considering that’s a mere 2 weeks to really get the most out of your decorations, it’s really not surprising that we’ve had it up this long after.
But I do realize how crazy it is to still have decorations up when Groundhog’s Day comes around, so I’m definitely going to be taking my stuff down this next weekend. And if you’re remotely like me, well, you probably should do the same.
So grab your packaging supplies and cardboard boxes and set aside 4 or 5 hours on your Saturday this next weekend. You won’t want to let your decorations truly make it to February, and next weekend is all you’ve got remaining to make sure they don’t make it that far. If you’re like me and have a lot of totes and cardboard as your go-to packaging supplies, it won’t take long to really take everything down.
This is especially true if you’ve got a buddy or two who will accept alcohol or lunch as payment for their help. And even better, you can catch up with some friends whom you haven’t talked with in awhile and invite them to stay the night. As much as people would likely say that they aren’t that age anymore, there’s nothing more fun than hanging out with old college friends long after college. Maybe it’s just the energy you all get when finally hanging out again or maybe it’s something else. Nonetheless, it’s fun!