Organize your Home for the Holidays – Part 1

With summer winding down and the kids heading back to school, it is the time of year when we tend to refocus our energies on the great indoors. Consider thinking ahead and giving yourself the gift of a clean and less cluttered house this holiday season.

How many of us swear each year that we are going to do things differently next year? Start now and you will be on your way to a little stress … and a lot less swearing. It is a gift that will keep on giving throughout the rest of the year.

While there is no absolute magic formula to organizing, Fall with its milder temperatures is the perfect season to work on the basement, garage and attic.  They are often the hardest to make sense of and clear out but once you do, you will be less inclined to fill them up again with all of the other must-haves from the rest of the house. It will make the decision of letting go a little easier down the road and you will gather momentum as you go.

Moving forward, thinking twice about what you bring into the house will become second nature. Consequences become more of an issue as to where something is actually going to be placed when it makes its way inside the front door.

Once you get into the mindset and challenge yourself to accept the gift of a more organized home, the process will get easier and less time-consuming each year. Less stress and more memorable holidays are things that are worth the effort and add meaning for a lifetime.

 

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