Too Little Space to Put on a Big Sparkle

United States
December 1, 2016 7:55pm CST
When we moved to our new place I knew I had to downsize my collection of Christmas decorations. I had 7 totes filled with decorations of all sorts. I managed to purge and donate a lot of it. I am now down to 4 totes. Even so, with such a small place I have no space to display all of my decorations. I have had some of these decorations for many years. So, this weekend I will take down the every day decorations to make room for my cheery holiday decor. Hopefully I'll find enough room for what is most important.
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@GardenGerty (96657)
• Marion, Kansas
2 Dec 16
Those are hard choices to make. I hope you took photos to save the memories of things you cannot use.
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• United States
2 Dec 16
Most were plastic ornaments that I bought when we had little money to purchase the good stuff. Now I wish I kept some of them. Our granddaughter spied the box of ornaments and her eyes lit up. "BALL!" Um, no. She has a ball pit that she plays in a lot! Gonna be interesting to say the least!
@DianneN (74026)
• United States
2 Dec 16
Decorations do take up so much room, and downsizing is so difficult!
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• United States
2 Dec 16
I could probably go through them again and part with much more. However, I choose to hang on to what I have left.
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@Jessicalynnt (47791)
• Centralia, Missouri
2 Dec 16
I bet you manage just fine!
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• United States
2 Dec 16
We shall see what happens this weekend. I have to start somewhere. Not happening tonight. I am exhausted.
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Dec 16
@ElusiveButterfly yeah this weekend is our time to get all that sort of thing done, today I have managed some, I still need to run 2 errands, finish up laundry, put up laundry and make dinner, oh and prep for tomorrow. that will be hard to get done as it is
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• United States
7 Dec 16
@Jessicalynnt I thought I would get so much done this morning. Nope. Now I am toasted and waiting for the coffee to kick in.
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@CRK109 (14421)
• United States
2 Dec 16
I also had to downsize and I only have one tote. I went from 7 rooms filled with holiday joy to two rooms with almost nothing. And I can't find a couple of things I thought I'd brought with me. When my next check comes in, I'm going to go to Target and get a few things. Like a wreath. I don't have a wreath for my apartment door and I almost cry when I see that others have put theirs up. So that's on my list.
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• United States
2 Dec 16
I tossed out our old wreath. It had to be replaced. Haven't found a replacement for it yet.
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@CRK109 (14421)
• United States
4 Dec 16
@ElusiveButterfly I've looked online and there are so many pretty ones. But I'm going to need to get myself into a store to look at them up close and see what size they are.
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• United States
4 Dec 16
@CRK109 I like to look at it close up too. They don't look the same as they do in a catalog or online,
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@just4him (109866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Dec 16
I hope you do. I threw out 99% of my Christmas decorations when I moved. They were past their prime and I needed new ones. The only ones I didn't throw away were some ornaments I got from my mother from our Christmases growing up, and those I got as gifts from siblings. Just a small handful. Now that I have my tree, I can buy some decorations to cheer up my new apartment.
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• United States
2 Dec 16
I kept many of the old ornaments as long as they weren't broken. The broken ones were tossed. The plastic ornaments were donated.
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@just4him (109866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Dec 16
@ElusiveButterfly I didn't have any old ornaments except from my mother, and those I would never donate or give away.
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• United States
3 Dec 16
@just4him I had given my children some of my older ornaments and now regret it. That was many years ago. They no longer have these ornaments. I thought they would take better care of them and they didn't.
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• Peoria, Arizona
2 Dec 16
We have two big boxes of decorations and do not use a lot of them, but this year my mom found places and both the boxes are almost completely empty, minus the boxes and bags they are put away in. We only have three areas in my home to put things, but it is great to be festive!
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• United States
2 Dec 16
I love decorating for Christmas. Even after most of the decorations come down, I leave up the winter themed ones for a few more weeks.
• Peoria, Arizona
3 Dec 16
@ElusiveButterfly We keep all our decorations up until around Jan 8th,
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• United States
3 Dec 16
@DesirousDreamer We do the same. Last year it was almost two weeks into the month before I started stripping the tree.
• United States
3 Dec 16
I hope you find room for all your decorations and Happy decorating :)
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• United States
3 Dec 16
I know that I won't be able to display them all. But, I will make it festive with what I have!
• United States
3 Dec 16
@ElusiveButterfly You will have a lovely well decorated home.
@Tina30219 (32758)
• Onaway, Michigan
2 Dec 16
Wow hope you make room for your Christmas decorations soon.
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• United States
2 Dec 16
I will wait until tomorrow morning. I am an early bird so it will be easy to get up and get it started.
@Tina30219 (32758)
• Onaway, Michigan
2 Dec 16
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@funkeyguhl (1743)
• Philippines
2 Dec 16
Wow! That's a lot of Christmas ornaments! Same as you are, we just moved to our new home and I hope to put up our tree very soon! I hope you can find enough room for your decors!
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• United States
2 Dec 16
I guess I'll have to choose what is most important for me to display.
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• Philippines
2 Dec 16
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@Susan2015 (20158)
• United States
9 Dec 16
Hope you were able to put up a lot of your favorite ones.
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• United States
9 Dec 16
I only have a few up right now. I have to think of places that are higher up so my granddaughter doesn't see them and try to play with them. With the few I have in her reach, she has already had a blast with them.
@BelleStarr (36949)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Dec 16
I plan to do the same thing this weekend, I am anxious to get the holiday spirit in place lol
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• United States
3 Dec 16
I glanced at the lights and tried to find the ones I need to place in the kitchen window. I know they are buried deep within the box. Tomorrow I will look for them.
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@jstory07 (65361)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Dec 16
Keep the ones that mean a lot to you.
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• United States
2 Dec 16
I did just that Judy. I could part with quite a few more, but will hold on to what is left for a while.
@ms1864 (6996)
• Bangalore, India
2 Dec 16
I just did the same thing. I took down my everyday decorations to put up christmasy ones.
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• United States
2 Dec 16
I have to find a spot to put the decorations. I believe that I have a couple of places where they will stand out.
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@JudyEv (118544)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Dec 16
it can be difficult to find space for decorations sometimes. You must have a lovely selection to choose from now.
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• United States
2 Dec 16
I am so bad when it comes to collecting ornaments. I probably will buy a few more this weekend when I am out shopping.
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• United States
9 Dec 16
Even if you can't find room for all the decorations I'm sure your place will look festive
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@LadyDuck (146883)
• Switzerland
2 Dec 16
I have reduced a lot the number of decorations that I put up for Christmas. It's too much work and I am no more in the mood to spend hours putting them down and storing after Christmas.