Organizing our homes can be incredibly time-consuming and something many of us dread day in and day out. With the holiday season fast approaching, the need for an organized environment is more important than usual. American Entrepreneur Jim Rohn stated, “Either you run the day, or the day runs you,” and the months from October to December will most definitely run you if you are not as prepared as possible! Continue reading on for some helpful tips on how to organize your home for the holidays and keep it that way!
When it comes to tips on how to organize your home for the holidays, storage plays a big role. If your home is lucky enough to have a basement, use it wisely! This is a great place for seasonal storage, especially for the decorations you only need during portions of the year. That being said, it is still important to design a plan to ensure easy access to the items you are storing.
Section off an area for your seasonal Christmas decorations. Between the outdoor festive lights and the faux Christmas tree, you will need a solid area to keep these accessories safely stored. Ensure that your time decorating is an activity the whole family can enjoy, without the stress of searching for that one special Christmas ornament in the piles of holiday ornaments and decorations!
Your Living Room
Another simple way to organize your home for the holidays is to keep the flat surfaces in the room clutter-free. When you don’t have the time to clean, you can trick your brain into thinking that your living area is organized by simply keeping your coffee and end tables clear of that everyday clutter.
Another tip to keep in mind when maintaining an organized sitting room is to control your cords! There should be almost none insight to eliminate the feeling of disorganization. With family in town for the season, you want to present your home in the best fashion. Allowing your living space to be an area of relaxation will make everyone feel at home. Not to mention, you’ll need the space cleared for unwrapping gifts! 😉
Next up on our list of ways to organize your home for the holidays, the kitchen. Your kitchen can become cluttered awfully quick during your normal everyday life. Add in the extra stress of the holiday season and it becomes cluttered even more.
With the number of tools you need for baking holiday treats and cooking large meals, along with storing all that extra food. it can get away from you fairly easily. Luckily, there are plenty of kitchen hacks that can help you organize your pantry, drawers, and refrigerator accordingly.
Planning out your meals can help keep you organized as well. When you know the exact meals you have to make, you won’t buy any unnecessary food! You will also have the luxury of knowing how long you will need to be in the kitchen, giving you a great heads up to plan your day.
With a small space, like your bathroom, it’s crucial to utilize every inch of space you do have. Smart organization is the way to do this. Invest in a shoe organizer to hang over your door, and sneak in easy storage for your hair and makeup – and other products that usually take up a lot of counter space. Similar to your living room, you want to keep the flat areas clear of unnecessary clutter.
Many of us have family stay with us during the holidays, and it’s important to handle this with ease, giving them space to store their own products. To add some festive accents, leave room throughout the bathroom to include small decorations. A small wreath in the window or a nice candle on the back of the toilet can do wonders for your holiday guests!
It’s important to stay ahead of the stress this holiday season. We ultimately reflect on the environment that surrounds us, so provide your family with an organized one by using these tips and hacks to organize your home for the holidays.
I’d love to hear your advice on how you keep an organized and efficient home. Share your tips in the comments below!