Tidy Spaces Tips for Decorating this Holiday Season!
Fa la la la la, la la la la! “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” ( cue the music). And also the most chaotic. Planning for guests, taking care of the kids, dodging crazy shoppers, cooking, decorating, and much more. You guessed it! It’s the Holiday season. Decorating is often one of the most special ways to spend time with loved ones, but we know how daunting it can be as well. Before the family rushes to decorate, let’s make sure you have a few things prepared.
Make sure things are clean and tidy.
No matter how much you decorate, it’s important that you have a plan in order to stay organized and productive. With many people still working from home, more homes are decorating before Thanksgiving. Prep your house by vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning the home before all the decorations are up, you’ll be able to avoid having to do it later when there is more to clean around. Since most folks store their Christmas decor in the attic or garage, dust and dirt may accumulate… make sure to clean your decorations before bringing them into the home.
Get rid of decorations that you are no longer using.
Every year there seems to be a few holiday items that break, get replaced, or you just no longer use. Toss them! If you keep them in the box for “next year”, next year is going to become 10 years. Those strings of lights that just aren’t lighting up because you just can’t seem to find the broken one, or the ornament that lost it’s hanging top two years ago, or the serving platter that you simply just don’t like anymore, you have permission to move on. If your items are still usable, donate them to a local shelter or community center. If they are broken, recycle what you can and throw away what you can’t. These items that you are no longer using are just causing clutter in your holiday storage. If you get into this habit every holiday season, you’ll find it less overwhelming and thoroughly enjoy the decorating process.
Only put up what you know you will be able to take down.
If your home looks anything like the Griswolds from National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation”, then my friend this is for you! Decorating is like a vacation; fun to buy new items and prepare for the excitement ahead, but not so much fun in putting everything away. Post-holiday season will come and the lights, tinsel and jingle bells will no longer be needed, but don’t let that dampen your spirits. Help your future self out and only put up the amount of decorations that you know you can handle. Remember our motto “less is more”. The more you decorate, the longer it will take to get your house back to normal (and for some of you, Christmas may extend until June haha). So make it easy for yourself, don’t over clutter the house with decor.
Holiday homes will be filled with loved ones, tasty smells, and heartful cheers, so there is no need for it to also be filled with unnecessary clutter! Make your space soothing for yourself, after all, decorating is supposed to bring comfort and joy!
If looking for that perfect stocking stuffer, let us at Tidy Spaces be your elves this Make sure you still have room for a tree, presents, and enough counter space to display all the delicious food you will want to share with your loved ones.
Put away every-day decor that is too cluttering with holiday decor.
Switch out your every-day decor with your holiday decorations. Sometimes by incorporating both areas, it can start to feel cluttered. Use the storage of where your holiday decor would be, to store your every-day decor until the holidays are over. Make sure to label the boxes by the room so when switching out after Christmas it is as easy as all the holiday pie you will eat.
holiday season. Gift cards are available at www.tidyspaces.com. Give the gift of a “Tidy Space” to a loved one this year!
Written by content creator Claudia Curtin