The dropping temperatures here in West Berlin can only mean one thing: the holidays are just around the corner! For many homeowners, the holiday season means lots of guests, visitors, and parties. Is your home ready? Read on for some of our tips on getting your home organized for the holiday season.
Get a Head Start
The time to start thinking about tidying up your home for holiday visitors isn’t the day before they arrive. Start planning your organization strategy several weeks in advance. This will give you plenty of time to get everything done and reduce the stress that comes along with last minute cleaning. This will also allow you to break out your to-do list into smaller projects that can be done quickly. As the holidays approach, few people have a whole weekend free to focus on cleaning and organizing, so tackling smaller tasks over the course of a few weeks will keep things manageable.
Before you even think about breaking out your holiday decorations, do a thorough de-cluttering of your home. The holiday season tends to bring a lot of extra “stuff” into the home: decorations, gifts, winter boots and coats, etc. Adding all that on top of an already cluttered house is a recipe for an organization disaster! Getting rid of clutter will allow you to decorate with a blank slate, and will make your holiday decorations stand out even more.
Invest in Storage
Take some time to assess your holiday storage situation. Are your holiday lights a tangled mess? Is your wrapping paper collection lying crumpled at the bottom of a closet? Invest in storage items made specifically for the holidays: wrapping paper holders, tree ornament containers, etc. These will keep all your holiday items organized and in good condition.
If your home is in need of a holiday storage makeover, give us a call! We provide custom home storage solutions to the Philadelphia-metro area including West Berlin, Cherry Hill, Atlantic City, and The Shore. Contact us today for a free in-home consultation!