The holiday season is right around the corner, and it brings with it more entertaining and family gatherings than ever. If you plan to host any holiday parties, is your home ready for it? This is the perfect time to look around your house and see what needs tidying. And if you’re unsure where to start, don’t fret—just follow these tips for decluttering your home before the holidays.
Implement Extra Storage
When you start the decluttering process, you’re going to need a place to store all your extra belongings. Get creative with your storage space in the various rooms around your home you want to declutter. For example, you could try hiding clutter on floating shelves in areas like your bathroom or living room. If you aim to declutter the bedrooms, invest in some additional under-the-bed or closet storage boxes to use the unoccupied spaces. This will help the room feel larger without adding an eyesore in the form of storage boxes out in the open.
Go Through Your Decorations
Whether you have decorations for Thanksgiving or even the winter holidays, you might already be unpacking various adornments. Take this chance to go through your decorations themselves. We often collect items throughout the year (or at the end of the season when they all go on sale) and store them away until the following year. Then, we forget about them until it’s time to decorate again. Take this chance to discard some of your old decorations showing their age to make room for the new ones.
Clean Up the Kitchen
With the holiday season comes delicious home cooking that brings the family together. If you plan to host one or more family gatherings this year, turn your decluttering sights on your kitchen next. Do you have too many utensils and kitchen accessories scattered across your countertops? If you come across kitchen utensils collecting dust that you’ve never used, consider donating them or giving them to a friend or family member. Decluttering your kitchen can grant the whole space a new, fresh look and make cooking smoother and more enjoyable.
The holiday season can be stressful for some because of all the preparations that go along with it. So get ahead by following these tips for decluttering your home before the holidays. If you start early, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a clean and fresh house throughout the holiday season.
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