One of the most stressful parts of the holiday season is all the clutter that comes in and out of our homes. Between shopping bags, wrapping paper, Christmas cards, gifts and holiday decor it can get really overwhelming. No need to panic. In todays Thrifty Little Mom episode, Kim and Rhonda talk about easy ways to prep your house for the new by getting rid of the old, put a little extra cash in your pocket, keep organized and clean out after the holidays are over! Here is Decluttering Before & After the Holiday Season Episode 011
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What are your best tips for decluttering around the holidays? Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below!
Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Once Upon a Child- A national chain store that allows you to bag up your baby and kids stuff and they will go through it and offer you cash on the spot for items they are interested in.
Plato’s Closet- This is the same kind of store as Once Upon a Child except that they take tween and teen clothing/accessories and pay you cash up front for it!
Play It Again Sports- Will pay you cash for used sports equipment or consign it for you.
Kim uses these to keep all her son’s toys organized in his room. You could label these with the day of the week and put a variety of toys in each one or divide the toys by themes (such as Cars, Pirates, Super Heros, Legos, etc). Kim labels these with a picture of what goes inside to help her son clean up after himself.
Hefty Storage Container (Set of 8), 6.5 quart, Clear
Post Holiday Storage:
Rhonda uses ornament storage containers to keep her ornaments safe and protected when it’s time to take down the tree.
Kim Anderson is the organized chaos loving author behind the Thrifty Little Mom Blog. She helps other people who thrive in organized chaos to stress less, remember more and feel in control of their time, money, and home. Kim is the author of: Live, Save, Spend, Repeat: The Life You Want with the Money You Have. She’s been featured on Time.com, Money.com, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Day, and more!