When the new year comes along all of a sudden the holidays just end. And the Christmas tree knows this. It starts looking tired and litters it’s pine needles all over the living room. So it’s time to find a place for all the presents lingering under the tree, take down the tree, and put Christmas back in the attic.
Usually I put everything else away and let Todd deal with the Christmas tree, but this year our tree weighed about 5 pounds and had a 3 inch diameter trunk, so after removing the ornaments and lights, I unscrewed the stand, grabbed the tree with one hand, and chucked it out the front door. Then I vacuumed, put all of the furniture and plants back where they belonged, and smiled. I love having my house back to it’s pre-holiday state. Now we can start the new year!