It’s Friday, apparently… every year I must see 100 million articles that go on and on about this interim period between Christmas and New Year, like it’s some sort of revelation, a never before seen phenomenon. For the sake of my own sanity I am having to boycott Radio 1 so that I don’t have to listen to the inane drivel of stand-in radio DJs, who ordinarily occupy the air space between 4am and 7am, go on and on and on about Christmas Limbo. Their excited voices ripping through my ear drums because they can’t quite believe they’re being let loose on the masses during daylight, it’s hideous, and enough to encourage me to slip back in to my Christmas coma.
However, I have thought of one way to utilise this period effectively. ‘Tis the season to donate to Charity! I know you’re still not dragging yourself out of bed until 11am, and you’re dreading the day that you have to start back at work and begin getting up before sunrise once again, however, even if you’re not getting out of your jim-jams until after lunch, here is something for you to contemplate. How about you go through your drawers, and donate your old clothes to Charity? I bet you received at least one item of clothing this Christmas that you think is gorgeous, but in the back of your mind you had a little groan wondering how you were going to fit it in to your wardrobe. In with the new, out with the old. I suggest tipping your drawers out on your bed (before getting back under the covers if you’re that way inclined) and going through all the items therein, putting the stuff you no longer wear into a donation’s bag, and neatly refolding all the other items so that your new jumper/t-shirt/dress can take pride of place on top, instead of having to ram it into the corner, thumbing it into the drawer before you can shut it, you know who you are!
You will feel rejuvenated if you spend some time sorting out your wardrobe this festive season. Everything will become much clearer. Not only will you be organising things, just in time for the January blues when you’re back to work, but you’ll be donating to a good cause, and you never know, you might just pick up a bargain while you’re there!