Friday, February 24, 2012
I absolutely love decorating! Some people could truly care less about the interior design of their environments, but I am the exact opposite. A house does not feel like home until I have hung pictures, and I love adding extra garlands and center pieces to match whatever holiday is next on the calendar.
My favorite holidays to decorate for are:
- St. Patty’s
- 4th of July
- International Speak like a Pirate Day (yes, this is a real holiday!)
My decorating addiction does not stop at my house. Cubical furnishings are also a passion of mine. My work desk is tastefully scattered with pictures, calendars, magnets, and a few pins and trinkets. When I started at my current company, I actually spent hours online searching and ordering a special Totoro pencil holder. :)
While I have built up a collection of holiday décor for my home, it can be tricky to maintain your cubical decorations. First of all, you have no storage space to keep everything when you are not using it. Secondly, some of your cubical mates may not appreciate your festive spirit. Too meet these restraints, as well as keep a low budget, I have adopted the use of gel clings.
Gel clings are inexpensive pieces of plastic that will stick to almost any surface without additional adhesive. They are easy to find, delightfully inexpensive, and quick to put up and take down. Since they are usually only a couple dollars a package, you will not feel guilty throwing them away after the holiday has passed. I have also noticed that my cubical mates to not seem to have any problems with me putting them up. In fact, they love to come over and poke at the strange jello-like shapes. LOL
You can find gel clings at a variety of stores. My go-to places are usually Walmart or Michaels. More varieties can be found online, but those tend to be a few dollars more expensive.
Today, I just put up my St. Patty’s Day gel clings, and I think they are really fun!
Have fun decorating!!