The Easter bunny has been and gone and all you may be left with are a few crumbs from all the chocolate you’ve devoured over the last day or so, but there are other things that can be decluttered after this celebration, here are just a few to prepare you for next year.
Wrappers and boxes: You can guarantee that your home will be awash with Easter egg boxes after Easter Sunday, so go easy on yourself and start with the simple stuff. Recycle as much as you can after breaking down all the boxes and either display all your wrapped eggs in a bowl or do what me and my family used to do and smash them all up and put them in a big Tupperware box so you have an Easter chocolate lucky dip!
Easter decor: Now you’ve had a chance to get out all of your decor and put it up for another year, you will have a clearer picture of what you enjoy and what you don't really like to look at anymore. Plus there may be some items you didn’t put up at all. Donate anything that no longer makes your heart sing and just keep what makes you smile when you look at it about your home at Easter time.
Easter toys and books: If you have children, you probably have some Easter themed toys and books that you bring out year after year for them. While this is a great idea because your children will enjoy seeing things they haven’t played with or read for a while, there may be some pieces that they have grown out of. So, donate any books or toys that are no longer appropriate and leave them just with the items that they can get a lot of benefit from.
Easter outfits: You may like to dress your child up each year as something Easter themed for the picture perfect opportunity, but as we all know- children grow and if the outfits no longer fit them, it’s time to send them to another family to get some enjoyment from.
Easter tableware: Perhaps you do a buffet at Easter time, or maybe you have a sit down meal- whatever your preference- take a look at your dining ware and see if there is anything that is chipped or stained. Perhaps there is something you no longer use. Once you’ve had your usual celebration this year, it will become clear what needs to stay and what should go, so pay close attention when you are eating to the ones you love and your not-so-favorite items.
Easter Egg hunt paraphernalia: If you choose to do an Easter egg hunt each year because you have small children, or because you are a big kid, have a look at your signs, stencils and fillable plastic eggs and see if there are any that are past their best. Ordering a new kit is fairly inexpensive, so if this year’s took a beating, it might be time to recycle what you can from it and invest in a new one for next year.
Easter jewellery: Again, once the chocolate induced tummy aches have subsided, you may want to think about the pieces of jewellery you pulled out of the box this year to wear over the Easter weekend and which ones didn’t inspire you to wear them at all. Are those rabbit earrings no longer your style? Or is that charm bracelet adorned with chicks and eggs too bulky around your wrist? If so, give these pieces to someone who will get some pleasure from them when next Easter rolls around.
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