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This post about post Christmas packing has been sponsored by Nearly Natural. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own and authentic to what Arts & Classy represents. 

2019 is in full swing and I am playing catch up with putting away my Christmas decorations. I knew when I packed all my pretty decorations post Christmas, my living room was going to look pretty blank. But, I am here to share with that when you pack away Christmas decorations it doesn’t have to be a sad or boring activity.

Today, I am going to share with you my tips on how to make the most out of post Christmas packing decor. I am also going to share how I refreshed my living room for the new year.

If this is your first time here, hi… I am Meredith! I have been blogging for over 7 years. I am the creator if Arts & Classy. This site began with the hope that I could document my experience decorating my home.  As a renter with little to no budget, I had to flex my creative muscles and learn how to decorate my home with things and furniture I already had or could get for free. 

7 years later, I have I build a brand and helped many people do the same with their homes. Blogging + Social Media marketing have become passions of mine and helped me make a complete career change from working in film and tv to doing what I love in my home.

If you have been wanting to start a side hustle that you can do from home I recommend learning how to start a blog. If you want to see what resources I recommend, check out my blogging resources. I also share my blog traffic and income reports from the past few years. 

Here is the BEFORE of what my festive living room looked like for the holidays. 

Tips I recommend to have staged before getting started with your packing.

  • Have boxes and bins nearby to pack away quickly and efficiently.
  • Have plenty of packing material to protect decor when you stow it away.
  • Keep yourself entertained with music, a podcast, an audiobook, or a tv show/movie.

After I cleared out all my holiday decorations, I cleaned & cleared the space.

That was the point where I could move things around and also incorporate some new beautiful plants into my living room. I used the Canna plant and the Fiddle leaf tree from Nearly Natural to add some green to my space. It looks so much better than being totally blank.

I also share everything + an unboxing video of my new plants in a video on my youtube channel. 

Here are the AFTER photos…

What do you think of my living room now? Doesn’t it look nice and clean? I still have a few things I want to get for this room, like an area rug. But, I am the type that decorates my own home in stages. I never want to clutter a space with too much decor.

That is one thing I really love about my living room currently. It’s not packed with stuff everywhere which helps me and my boyfriend stay creative and clear-minded. Thanks to Nearly Natural for sending me my favorite new focal points in my home to transition from my post Christmas decorating.

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