Tis’ the Season to be Jolly… and Organized

This is probably the busiest time of the year and we are hardly thinking about getting organized. Rushing from one store to another, then on our way to get the tree, the ornaments, and the holiday floral arrangements. The organizing thoughts will probably come back on December 31st when we start making our New Year’s resolutions. But, this is a giving season and just a little bit of organizing will help not only us, but those in need as well.

So, let’s get started. Put some holiday music on, grab an empty box, bag or a bin, and label it “Donation”. As you bring your Christmas decorations and ornaments out ask yourself following questions: Does this item still suit our space in terms of size, style or colour? Does this item carry a huge sentimental value to me or to someone in my family? If your answers are “No”, place the item to the “Donation” box. Continue asking those questions for every single Christmas thing that comes to your hands. Once your “Donation” box is full donate it to your favourite charity, give it to a friend or Freecycle it.

At the end of the process you simplified your life and brought joy to someone. Putting the decorations away at the end of the Christmas season will be a breeze since you are going to store only the things you truly love. Choose your storing solutions depending on how many things you are keeping. If you need more than one bin think of how you will group items together. For example: “Indoor Decorations”, “Outdoor Decorations”, “Everything for Christmas tree”, and “Wrapping supply and Christmas Cards”.

May your holidays be filled with love, joy and laughter!

Blanka Smetana
Trained Professional Organizer
Owner of Tidy Corners and Office Evolution

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