Some Americans think that the holiday season is blissful while others believe that it’s stressful. In a survey performed by the Rasmussen Reports last year, they found that about 46% of American adults consider the holidays as a joyous season. On the other hand about 42% think the holiday season is nerve wracking. The holiday season starts from the Halloween to New Year’s Day. The season will last much longer if you include the holiday shopping. Depending on how you look at it, that is a whole lot of stress or bliss. One of the important points when it comes to making the holiday season less stressful and more enjoyable is to organize your home.
Home Organization Tips You Need To Know
- Make a to do list for the holidays.
Home organizing includes listing down all of the things you have to do for the holidays. You can write your list on a notebook, in an app, or even in a bulletin board. Doing so will help you feel that you are in control of everything.
- Set Deadlines
Split up your to-do lists into smaller tasks and give each of them a deadline. Let’s say you want to send out holiday cards. Your to-do list should include the date when you’ll take the family photo, make the card, update the mailing list, and mail the envelopes.
- Put Off Big Projects
Professional organizers say that you have to be realistic when it comes to which home projects you have to start during the holidays. Major projects will take at least three times longer than expected. So if you are thinking of renovating the kitchen now then you may want to reconsider doing it next year. Doing so will make you feel less stressed during the holidays. Plus, it may be cheaper to get this project done during slower months.
- Know What You Have
Make sure that you know what you already have before you make any new purchases. Did you know that there are a lot of people who buy things that they already have. You don’t want to spend money on something only to find out that you already have one at home.
- Monitor Your Gifts
If you are one of those who have been purchasing gifts all year because you just can’t resist sales or maybe you saw an item that you believe would be the perfect gift for the holidays, then make sure that you take a look at the items that you have stored. You don’t want to buy gifts months in advance but forget to give them during the holidays.
- Go Through The Toys
Sort through all the toys and games that your children no longer play with. You can either have a garage sale or you can donate the toys. By doing so, you’ll have space to store your kid’s new games and toys.
You should also consider decluttering before the holiday season. Clearing space makes home organizing a lot easier.
- Perform General Activities
You can easily get swept up by decorating, baking, socializing, and shopping during the holidays. But don’t forget to do your regular chores like doing the laundry.
- Hire A Cleaning Service
If you don’t have time to clean up your home, you always have the option to hire a cleaning service. You’ll be busy shopping, cooking, decorating, and wrapping gifts. Why don’t you treat yourself and hire a professional cleaning expert to take care of it for you.
- Ask For Help
Accept any offer to help. If you’re sister wants to bring food for Thanksgiving dinner, then by all means, let her bring one. If you need help in preparing the food, don’t hesitate to ask for help from any family member or friend. You may even hire an expert in home organizing to help you.
- Go Through Your Decorations
Sift through all the decorations you have at home. Identify which ones you want to throw away, donate, or sell.
- Photograph Your Decoration Setup
Do you always keep asking yourself where you displayed the Nativity scene last year? Get rid of the guess work by taking photos of your decorations once you’ve set them up. Keep those pictures when you pack your decorations after the holidays.
- Throw An Undecorating Party
Once the holidays are over, you can invite relatives and friends to come over and help you take down the decorations. After storing everything away, you can all enjoy some good food, music, and fun conversation with all those who helped you out.
Call Brunswick Organizing Solutions now and let our team of professional organizers help you prepare for the holiday season.
Brunswick Organizing Solutions
Shallotte, NC 28470
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