Christmas Clean Up Tips
Are you still staring at your Christmas tree? As we all get back to the post holiday grind, schedules will start filling up quickly and it will be harder to carve out time. Schedule some time on the calendar so you’re not rushing through the process. Once you’ve alotted time, here are some tips to get the decorations put away properly.
- Elimination Round: Before you even start packing up, go to where you store the decor and look through what didn’t get put out this year. How long has it been since you’ve used some of those items? Eliminate what you can to keep your storage area organized and efficient.
- Like with Like: Start by putting like items together. When you’re ready to box them up, you’ll appreciate having like items together. Lights, ornaments, knick knacks, etc…
- Store More: Think beyond just the usual Christmas decorations for storage. Any books read during the season, holiday movies, recipes and baking items etc… Anything that’s used only during the holiday season can get put away. Consider other holidays along with this tip. You will have less clutter out and a better knowledge of what you have that relates to the season when all items are kept together.
- Use What You Have: Don’t use the excuse that you didn’t make it to the store to purchase all sorts of containers. Complete the take-down and organization process first. Hopefully you’ll have some extra space after the elimination round, but if you still need containers, purchase them last so you won’t end up with container clutter.
It’s a great clutter freeing feeling to get all of the Christmas decor packed up and stored. If you feel overwhelmed by the process, of course the organizing experts of Chaos To Order are always here to help!