In this blog, we will talk about ways to declutter your home between Christmas and new year’s. Now is a fantastic time to do so because the holiday season is already in full flow! Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, you can clear out all the clutter, refresh your space, and start the new year with a clean slate.
Here are seven simple ways to help you tackle the mess and get your home back in order.
Sort Through Your Decorations
Sort through your decorations quickly so you can get organized and start the new year off right!
Begin by deciding what items to keep and what to get rid of. Be bold and part with items you no longer use, such as holiday decorations that need to be updated or no longer match your style. Consider donating items that you no longer need or want.
If you can’t decide what to do with a particular item, set it aside for now, and you can look at it again later.
As you sort, make sure to clean your decorations so they’re in good condition when you bring them out again next year. Store decorations in plastic bins or bags to keep them dust-free, and label each container with a description of the items inside.
This will make it easier to find what you need next year. The process of decluttering your decorations will help you feel more relaxed and organized as you look forward to the new year.
Organize Your Closet and Other Storage Spaces
Take some time to organize your closet and other storage spaces between Christmas and New Year’s so you can start the new year off feeling prepared and organized. Begin by sorting through the items stored in your closet and other storage spaces to determine what you still need and what can be donated. If your closet is overflowing with out-of-season clothes, create a donation box for items that you no longer need. If you find items in your closet that don’t fit, set them aside for tailoring or donate them.
For items that you’re keeping, organize them by type and colour and store them away neatly. Consider investing in storage baskets that you can label for each category of item. This will make it much easier to find what you need. Additionally, make sure that all the clothes hanging in your closet are hung in the same direction and facing the same way. This will make it easier to quickly find the items you’re looking for.
Tackle Your Kitchen Cupboards
Start the new year off right by tackling your kitchen cupboards and decluttering them!
Start by clearing out the cabinets and wiping everything down. Hem down.
Group items together that are in the same category, such as all baking supplies, all canned goods, and all spices.
Discard expired items, donate items that you last used a while ago, and find new homes for items that don’t fit in your kitchen.
Once you have the cupboards cleared, use baskets or bins to hold items like bags of chips, cereals, and other snacks. This will make it easier to find items and keep them organized.
To make the most of your space, add shelf risers and stackable containers.
Clear Out Your Living Room
Kick off your decluttering mission by clearing out your living room, and while you’re at it, get rid of any unnecessary items. Start by getting rid of any old furniture or pieces of decor that you don’t need. If you last used a certain item in the past two years, consider donating it or disposing of it.
Next, go through your bookshelves and remove any books that you no longer need. Then, go through your cupboards and drawers. Get rid of any items that you haven’t used in a while.
Lastly, go through your TV cabinet and remove any DVDs, CDs, and video games that you no longer need. Once you’re done, you should have a much more organized living room. Move pieces of furniture around to create a better flow in the room, and add a few new pieces of decor for a fresh look.
Declutter Your Home Office
Now that you’ve decluttered your living room, it’s time to tackle your home office and get rid of the clutter.
Start by sorting all the papers and documents into two piles: those you need to keep and those you can throw away.
Once you’ve done that, you can start to organize the documents you need to keep. Invest in some file folders and use them to store important paperwork. Remember to label the folders and keep them in a drawer or box.
Then, look around at the furniture and see if anything needs to be rearranged or removed. If your desk is too small, for example, consider getting a larger one.
Finally, it’s time to donate or discard items that you no longer need. Give away old books, magazines, and trinkets, and toss out items that are broken or damaged.
With some effort, you can make your home office a peaceful and inviting space.
Wipe Down Your Surfaces
Please take a few minutes to wipe down all your surfaces; it’ll make a huge difference! You’d be surprised at how quickly dust and grime can build up, even during the few weeks between Christmas and New Year’s. Grab a microfiber cloth and some all-purpose cleaner, and get to work!
Make sure to clean all the nooks and crannies, like the corners of shelves and around cabinet handles. Remember to wipe down any electronics, too, like computers and TVs. Even if you don’t have time to do a deep clean, a quick wipe-down of all your surfaces can make a huge difference in your home.
When you’re done, it’ll feel like a whole new place!
Give Your Home a Fresh Look
Give your home an instant refresh by changing up the decor!
Try rearranging your furniture, switching out throw pillows, or adding a few pieces of artwork.
You could even paint a feature wall in a vibrant colour.
It can also help to add a few plants or flowers to brighten up your home and give it a warmer feel.
Consider investing in some new curtains or blinds to freshen up your windows.
If you need extra storage, look for baskets, boxes, or shelves to keep your things organized.
Finally, remember to declutter – go through your stuff and donate anything you don’t need or use.
Giving your home a makeover can be the perfect way to end the year on a high note.
You can make the transition from Christmas to New Year’s easier by taking the time to declutter your home.
Start by sorting through decorations, organizing closets and cupboards, and clearing out your living room and home office.
Finish by wiping down surfaces and giving your home a fresh look.
You’ll be ready to start the New Year with a clean and organized home!