The holiday season is rapidly approaching and you might be finding yourself stressed because of it. Whether your family or your friends are coming over, or if you’re just having a private holiday, it’s important to have a clean and organized space that you can feel comfortable in. Check out these tips on how to organize your space.
Get a Head Start
To maximize the time you have for organizing, start planning your 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 way you can break down your to-do list into smaller projects that can be done quickly. As the holidays approach, it might be difficult to take the weekend off to focus on cleaning and organizing, so tackling smaller tasks over a few weeks will make things more manageable.
De-clutter and Clean Surfaces
Before you even think about bringing out your holiday decorations, be sure to do a thorough de-cluttering of your home. The holiday season tends to bring a lot of extra items into the home: decorations, gifts, wrapping paper, and coats, etc. Getting rid of clutter will allow you to decorate with a blank slate, and will make your holiday decorations stand out even more. After the clutter is gone, you can focus on cleaning off surfaces for laying out decorations and tableware.
Invest in Storage
Take some time to assess your current holiday storage situation. Are your holiday lights in a tangled mess? Is your wrapping paper collection lying crumpled at the bottom of a closet? Invest in general storage items and ones made specifically for the holidays: wrapping paper holders, tree ornament containers, clear storage bins, etc. These will keep all your holiday items organized and in good condition.
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