That's right, the holidays are HERE! 2020 be an unusual year, but one thing we can always count on is some holiday cheer. With coronavirus still being a concern, many of us are spending most of this holiday season cooped up at home. More time at home means more time for holiday decorating and even time to ORGANIZE your decorations.
Have you ever felt dreadful of decorating because you know it's going to take you forever to sort through all your decor? Have you ever limited your decorating solely because digging through all those decorations is frustrating? Has your holiday cheer ever turned into holiday gloom because decorating made you feel overwhelmed?
If you answered YES to any of the above or you just want holiday decorating to go smoother for you, then you have got to follow my three tips to organizing your holiday decorations:
1. Purge as you go
Decluttering of course is one of the most fundamental steps of organization. However, when it comes to holiday decorations, I recommend decluttering not just once every couple years but instead, every time you put up the decorations AND when you take them down. This is a great way to keep up with your decoration inventory and also make room for any new decorations you purchased while your current decorations are on display. PLUS, you’ll notice if there are decorations you aren’t putting out (<<hint: donate!)
2. Separate long-term, sentimental items out
While doing your first round of decoration purging this holiday season, separate your sentimental items out. These may include the ornaments your children made, maybe decorations you inherited or were given as gifts. Whatever your “for-sure-keeping” decorations are, separate them in bins of their own. This will make it easier in the future when you are doing Step 1 because you KNOW you don’t have to declutter/purge the sentimental decoration bins.
3. Label your bins
I may sound like a broken record by now, but I can’t stress this step enough. Please, please, please, label your bins! Labeling your bins streamlines Step 1 and makes it far easier to know where your holiday decorations are so you aren’t accidentally dragging down bins of old papers or whatever else you have in storage. Labeling eliminates the hassle of pulling out the wrong storage bins or checking inside every bin in your attic for the right ones!
Which holiday decoration organizing tip is your favorite? Comment below!
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