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  1. Meeghan

    I am always late to get things out, and late to put things away… Hey at least we are festive, and we take time to reflect and celebrate the season..
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  2. Karen

    We “repurpose” rooms a couple of times a year as children move out, back in, company comes, etc. I feel blessed that we have the options!

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    • Machelle

      For the last few years our household has included 10-15 people. Thus the room shuffle has been a regular occurrence in our home also. Thanks for stopping by Karen!
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  3. Kim

    I always hate to put away the Christmas decorations. Our home always seems so empty and blah after being so full and festive. My kids asked this year if we could just leave them up, but we ended up taking them down mid-January.
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    • Machelle

      I hate to put them away too! I usually end up doing it in stages – the tree, the garland, the living room etc. That way it isn’t all bare at once : ) Thanks for stopping by.
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  4. Lauren

    I still have the star from my Christmas tree sitting on my kitchen bench, so I feel your pain. My husband packed everything away into the roof and I cannot be bothered getting into the roof, getting the box out just to put one star away. I could pretend I am super early for 4th July celebrations but I am in New Zealand! I do have my Valentines decorations still up too. Looking forward to getting my Easter ones up!
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    • Machelle

      Lauren, I usually find stray decorations also. However this year everything was in containers in the kitchen long enough that I think all the stray things found their place before the containers were put away.. Thanks for stopping by!
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  5. TaMara

    Congrats on getting all of your Christmas decorations put away. LOL I usually find a decoration or 2 that I missed during our clean up still hanging around in February, and I don’t have all the reasons you had for still having some decorations out. I hope your hubby enjoys his new man-cave, your newlyweds enjoy their new place (and privacy), and you enjoy your storage space.
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  6. Jenn@TeachingTwoStinkers

    I can specifically remember one year where I had ours up in April!!! I shocked even myself ~ so I definitely understand curve balls that life throws in your lap. :) Glad you finally got some extra space to put things in!
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  7. Elizabeth

    I like your game of musical chairs. I often play that at my house but never thought to call it that 😉 Congratulations to your family on the marriage of your son!

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    • Machelle

      Thank you Elizabeth! Musical chairs is a constant game with our large family and my disorganizational skills : )
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  8. Holly

    Oh boy. I make a habit of putting them up the day after Thanksgiving and taking them down on New Year’s Day. Makes it easy for us. #BYB100
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    • Machelle

      Yes, habits are great, aren’t they? We usually put them up the day after Thanksgiving. We take them down the 1st or 2nd week in January…at least that’s the plan : ) Thanks for stopping by!
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  9. melcaldicott

    I procrastinate about things like that too! I currently have a laundry room full of outgrown clothes that I must sort out but have been putting it off for several months now! Lovely to hear about your family and the stage of life you have reached this year.
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    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions
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  10. Kristy @Runaway Bridal Planner

    I sometimes leave things that need to be done a bit late too. We barely got the Christmas stuff taken down in our yard the other day when the snow finally melted enough to pull them out of the ground, I have to say it drove me crazy, but now I am glad we have them out of the yard. Now if I can just get the energy to take the lights off the bushes too:) maybe this weekend, lol….
    Sounds like your family has some awesome new spaces, enjoy!!!
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    • Machelle

      Kristy, I am so glad to have the Christmas stuff down and put away! We are enjoying our new spaces, thanks!
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  11. Monique G

    I am always late with getting christmas decorations down. In fact, I still have a few up right now. With the kids being sick during January and February, things just get put on hold. I did get the outdoor lights down this past weekend since we had a really warm day here.
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    • Machelle

      Monique, I pray your children are recovered and enjoying the warmer weather. Sick children put everything on hold – and that’s how it should be. Take care.
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