Clutter-free Christmas Ideas: One In, One Out

Clutter-free Christmas Ideas - One in, One out : "Each year have kids choose a number of old toys to put in a Santa sack. These must be toys in decent shape that other kids would actually want. Then, leave the bags under the tree on Christmas Eve. Santa takes the old toys back to the North Pole to fix them up, and he leaves new toys in the bag.

The subject of today’s post is Clutter-free Christmas Ideas: One In, One Out.

Here is one of my new favorite clutter-free Christmas ideas!  It’s a great way to declutter, recycle old toys, and teach the kids about giving to others who are in need.

Each year have kids choose a number of old toys to put in a Santa sack. These must be toys in decent shape that other kids would actually want. Then, leave the bags under the tree on Christmas Eve. Santa takes the old toys back to the North Pole to fix them up, and he leaves new toys in the bag on Christmas morning.

Many local communities have holiday bazaar or tag sales where kids and others can shop for gifts.  You may want to arrange for Santa’s elves to come for a toy pick-up in November (rather than Christmas Eve)  so that their gently-used toys can be donated there and re-purchased for other lucky homes.

Look for more clutter-free Christmas ideas to be coming your way soon.  What do you think of this Santa’s sack idea?

:) Robin

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Make Ahead Christmas Cookie Dough

How to Make Christmas Cookie Dough Ahead and Freeze It - Neat Nest Organizing - Clutter-free Christmas Ideas

Make Ahead Christmas Cookie Dough is the subject of today’s post.

According to xmasclock.com, there are only 58 days left until Christmas!  The best way to have a clutter-free Christmas is to plan ahead for it, so here is one way you can do that.  Prepare your holiday cookie dough now or in the next few weeks, and then all you’ll have to do is thaw it and bake cookies in December. read more…

Decluttering Tips: Take the Time to Subtract

"If you always add and never subtract, you will end up burying yourself." 5 things you can subtract from your space and declutter now. - Neat Nest Organizing

Today’s decluttering tips comes in the form of a quote by my professional organizing mentor, Peter Walsh.  This one is found in my favorite book by him called It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff.  So, as Peter would say, it’s time to “do the math,” and clear out some excess stuff for a freer, more peaceful, less cluttered space and life.  read more…

Bathroom Organizing Tips: Command Razor Holder

Bathroom Organizing Tips - 3M Command Hook Razor Holder - why I love it! - Neat Nest Organizing

A razor holder by 3M Command brand is the subject of today’s bathroom organizing tips post.

I was surprised to learn recently that my favorite Command Hook company also makes great adhesive organizing products for the bathroom!  So, when I saw this 3M Command Razor Holder , I had to have it.  We’ve been using it for over a month now and it’s one of my new favorite bathroom organizing products.   read more…

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