Organizing Your Home for the Holidays

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With Christmas just around the corner, a lot of people are probably scurrying to get their homes ready for the holidays. However, getting your home clean, organized and prepared for the coming season can be a tough challenge, especially if your house is a mess. So, what should you do when you find yourself in this situation? Here are some tips that can help you conquer the clutter and ease into the holiday fray:

Take one step at a time

Rather than waiting for the last minute to get your home ready for the holidays, start cleaning and decluttering your home several weeks before the holiday season begins. This will give you ample time to cut down the mess without stressing yourself out in the process.

Donate some of your stuff

If you are really serious about cutting down clutter, this is the perfect time to gather all your pre-loved items and decide which should be donated to charity.

Consider downsizing

You don’t need to put up every single decoration you have in your storage. Consider keeping those items that you love the most and give away the rest to those who might appreciate them. There’s no sense in keeping those that don’t make you happy or cause you undue stress.

Be realistic

Let’s get real – Martha Stewart doesn’t live in your home so don’t feel guilty if it is not picture-perfect! Don’t stress yourself out by having unrealistic ideas on what your home should look like. Focus on the meaning of the season instead of obsessing about having a perfect home for the holidays.

 

Are you ready to lead a more organized life? Check out our book My Journey to an Organized Life to get more tips on how to get started. If you seriously need help in organizing your personal and professional life, please call us at 410-329-3300 (MD) or at 770-733-1957 (GA), or send us an email at info@absolutely-organized.com. We will be more than happy to be of help. 

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