We’re all in holiday-mode, but the New Year is right around the corner. If you’re like me, my resolutions always include some form of home organization. It’s great to start a new year by doing an inventory of everything you have in storage, stacked on closet shelves, tucked away in the garage, etc. If even a couple years go by without going through your items, there’s a good chance that there are things you don’t need or no longer want. Get a head start on your annual organization resolutions and filter through your holiday decorations this month!
This year, I took out everything I loved, set it up for my family and guests to enjoy, and got rid of all the rest. I gave my sister, who has a more modern home now, some great pieces that I knew she’d use, and sent the rest to a donation center. Some of it was brand new and had never even been opened! Now all that is left to do is box up what I actually used after the first of the year. I’ll make things easier on myself for next year, and I got a head start on my annual organization New Year’s resolution…which I have every year!
While getting out those season specific decorations to deck your halls, filter through them while you’re setting them up. Most people say to themselves- I’ll do that when I put them away after the holidays- but it’s actually much easier to do it once everything is already out. Why add an extra step when you don’t have to?
Anything you don’t use this season, and likely won’t use next season, can probably be parted with. Send them to a donation center or a charity who helps needy families. If you’re not getting use out of the items, it’s a nice thought that another family will.
Good luck getting organized. You’ll thank me later!