It is the busiest time of the year which is often accompanied with chaos and stress. Try these 4 quick tips to help you and your home stay peaceful, balanced and organized this holiday season.
1- MAKE A LIST AND CHECK IT TWICE
List making is not just for the big guy in the red suit! This time of year, can be filled with feelings of stress and overwhelm, but the art of writing to-do lists will create structure into your schedule. This will mentally relieve you from managing too many responsibilities, outings, and chores. Some list ideas to help you stay organized include: holiday cleaning schedule, budget, meal planning, gift giving, and an inventory list to ensure you are not over purchasing decorations and serveware you already own.
2- ORGANIZE HOLIDAY DECORATIONS AS YOU GO
Declutter as you go is a great mindset to adapt especially during the busiest time of the year! If you are choosing not to display certain decorations, do not put them back into your storage bin. Rather donate, sell or ask a neighbour if they can make use of the décor you no longer wish to display. Decorating for the season is truly THE perfect time to declutter and purge since you are going through these items anyway. Don’t forget – sometimes less is more, being minimal with your decorations will help you cherish the ones you actually display that much more.
3- CREATE A ZONE FOR GIFT WRAP
Ribbons, bows, and tissue oh my! Designate a zone in your home for gift wrapping supplies and essentials. This fun but messy activity can get out of hand with ribbon and bows from one end of the home to the other. Wrapping supplies can be stored in long hanging dress bags, storage bins, and containers. Investing in appropriate storage and a specific zone for your wrapping supplies will make this process efficient and functional for wrapping gifts and tidying up the mess.
4- BEWARE OF HIGH TRAFFIC ZONES TO STAY ORGANIZED
There are two main areas in the home that become the messiest during this season and you want to pay extra special attention to keeping these spaces tidy. The entry way and the kitchen counters tend to become the ‘dumping zones’ of the home. Try placing a ‘catchall’ basket on your main floor to collect miscellaneous items throughout the day. Containing the odds and ends floating throughout your home will help calm the mind as you will not visually see complete chaos in your home. Make sure you take 10 minutes before your nighttime routine to empty the basket and put items in their proper home. Staying on top of the clutter and not chasing after it is key!
Last modified: November 27, 2022