PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The holidays are a time to give and to receive. Amy Volkaddresses the "receiving" part today.
Talk about the influx of stuff! Right now, the presentsare wrapped neatly under the tree. After tomorrow, ChristmasDay, they will just be a pile of stuff.
So how do you control the chaos?
Amy Volk with Simplified Living is here with help!
1) Purge 5 items from kids' rooms.
2) Give each person a bag to stuff wrapping in.
3) Once you are done with unwrapping, begin to unpackagethe toys. Keep stuffing the packaging into the bags.
4) Instead of leaving toys and gifts around the tree, movethem to their areas. This gets the clutter out of the mainliving area.
5) Kids' rooms/playroom:
*Containerize like items. Use small, clear, stackable binslabeled with words and pictures.
*Make use of vertical space with shelves for the containers.
*Consider under-the-bed storage containers.
6) Limit how much stocking stuffer-type stuff youbuy. It ends up being junk that you throw out later and youhave spent money on.
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