“It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags.” Watching The Grinch Who Stole Christmas was a family tradition during this season. I still seek out covers of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” – this version by the Pentatonix is currently my favorite. There were abundant gifts, and to this day I’m likely to be surprised by something in the mail.

 

Even traditions come with costs, as this sobering Thursday December 24, 2020 Daily Koz article by Laura Clawson “Wait a second! Should you be recycling that Christmas wrapping?” reminds us. Not all gift-wrapping gewgaws can be recycled, and items which end up in the wrong bin can contaminate the works. So try to recycle, of course: Ms. Clawson cites a BBC tip – if you can scrunch the paper into a ball and it stays scrunched, it’s probably recyclable – and try to reuse. And maybe feed that tree to a goat.

 

About Lauren Williams

Me, Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer®: I'm a professional organizer who works in homes, home businesses and also small businesses. I'm a NYC native who's spent time in Philadelphia, Palo Alto, Baltimore and now Seattle. All great places, but NYC will always be home, and Seattle will be where I now stay. I help you think outside of the box to get something into the box.

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