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  • Writer's pictureNathalie Jones

Stress-Free Holidays: 6 Home Organization Tips for the Festive Season



The holiday season is a time for joy, family, and celebration, but it can also be one of the most stress-inducing times of the year. With a little smart planning and organization, you can navigate the holidays with ease and actually enjoy the special moments. In this blog, we'll share six holiday home organization tips to help you stay organized, reduce stress, and make the most of this wonderful time of year.

  1. Plan Your Holidays Carefully: Effective organization starts with good planning. With numerous holiday events and commitments, keeping track of everything can be overwhelming. Create a detailed schedule or planner to keep track of all the events and commitments your family members are attending. Avoid overcommitting and leave ample time for holiday-related tasks such as decorating, gift shopping, baking, and sending holiday cards. If you're hosting a dinner, plan your menu and grocery list well in advance to ease the cooking process on the day of the event.

  2. Plan for Overnight Guests: Ensure your holiday guests are comfortable by considering a Murphy bed, a space-saving and comfortable sleeping solution. Murphy beds offer a great night's sleep and can be easily folded away when not in use, saving valuable space in your guest room.

  3. Declutter as You Decorate: Before or after the holidays, take the time to declutter your holiday decorations. Get rid of broken or unused items, and use labeled containers to keep your decorations organized. This simplifies the decorating process for the next holiday season and makes storage more efficient.

  4. Tidy Up: Prepare for entertaining guests by thoroughly tidying up your home. Don't resort to hiding clutter behind closed doors. Consider improving your entryway or mudroom to make a positive first impression on arriving guests. Invest in closet organizers and bedroom storage solutions to keep your space organized, making it easier to locate holiday attire.

  5. Don't Overbuy: Avoid overbuying gifts, both for yourself and others. Scale back on the number of gifts if your kids are older, and use wish lists to ensure your gifts are useful. For larger families, consider a gift exchange to focus on one special gift for a family member. Beware of impulsive shopping during the holiday season, as it can lead to unnecessary clutter.

  6. Set Up a Holiday Gift Wrapping Area: Create a designated gift wrapping area to keep your home clutter-free during the holiday season. Use plastic storage bins or dedicated organizers to store wrapping paper, tape, ribbons, scissors, and other essentials. A well-organized wrapping station ensures a tidy and stress-free gift-wrapping process.

With these holiday home organization tips, you can minimize stress and make the most of the holiday season. Good planning, thoughtful organization, and the right solutions can help you enjoy the holidays to the fullest, leaving you with cherished memories and a stress-free home. Start implementing these tips early, and you'll be well-prepared for the next holiday season.

~Nathalie xoxo


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