The holiday festivities and events are right around the corner as we get farther into the Winter season. Between family events, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years life gets pretty busy, which usually means our usual tasks of cleaning and organizing get pushed to the side. So, instead of leaving it for the new year, why not tackle the clutter in your home and get organized before all the fun starts. Keep reading below to find out how to reduce your clutter before the holiday’s begin:
Find Problem Areas
Maybe it’s your living room or a spare bedroom that has turned into a storage room. Whatever room needs the most attention, focus there first. By identifying the problem areas and coming up with a game plan, you might find that the task becomes less daunting overall. Unload anything you can out of the room, organize what is to be kept and what is to be thrown out and only put back what you really want/need.
Take It Out
One great designer tip to keep in mind for the holiday season is this: Before you add any holiday decor to your home, choose a few pieces of your normal decor to remove first. This not only helps your room look less cluttered and full, it gives your holiday decorations a chance to shine. Also, it will give you a bit of time to review the decor in your home and see if it needs an overhaul.
Last but not least, if you have space in your home that needs a reorganize, tackle that now rather than later. This is a great idea because we tend to bring in new clutter over the holidays between bills, cards, recipients etc. and it can get seriously overwhelming. Consider buying a few file folders to keep all your paper work together and easy to find after all the excitement has ended.