The holidays come with so much excitement! Exchanging gifts with your family and friends is one of the most rewarding aspects of the holidays but can leave you with a lot of extra clutter to deal with when the festivities are over. Getting organized after the holidays is essential for you to have your home back in shape. Seeing your house meticulously organized with the gifts and new household materials will bring a smile to your face. Here are a few tips to help you organize your house post-holidays.
- Put Away Your Christmas Decorations
The holidays are over, and it is time to put away your Christmas decorations. Disassemble all the decorations and organize them according to their shapes, sizes, and types. Sometimes decorations can break or simply no longer appeal to your changing tastes. Don’t hoard the pieces that are no longer useful to you. Instead, consider giving them, donating to a local charity, or simply tossing them. This will give your storage room more space and make it more organized.
- Label Your Boxes
Looking for a specific item is usually very overwhelming and leaves you with a mess to deal with after the frenzied search is over. To avoid this after the holidays, you should label your boxes and sort each of the decoration items accordingly. This will make it easier for you to find any of those items when you need them.
- Unbox the Gifts
Holidays come with different gifts from your loved ones. Unboxing these gifts can be a fun experience but can leave a lot of extra trash behind. You can choose to unbox according to the sizes, from the smaller ones to the bigger ones. After unboxing all the gift items, collect all the trash, and save any boxes that you might need in a dry place. Carefully organize your new items to help incorporate them into your home.
- Donate Unwanted Items
Just like you can choose to give away Christmas decoration items that no longer suit your taste, you may want to consider giving away any gifts you receive that may not suit your taste too. Or maybe you don’t need those items.
You might feel a little bit guilty that you are giving out a gift that a loved one got you but donating these gifts can help others who might not be as fortunate as you. There is no reason to keep items that you don’t want or need. That just leads to extra clutter. Let those gifts go to someone that needs them. Do a good deed and make someone smile!
- Clean, Clean, and Clean!
After taking steps to put away and organize after the holiday, the last thing you need to do is clean. Get rid of the food you no longer want to eat, do the dishes, clean the sink, and reorganize. Make sure you wash the fridge, sweep the floor, dust the cobwebs on the windows, and wipe down your counters. The holidays are wonderful and exciting but also can be exhausting. Choosing one area of the house to focus on at a time can help you to tackle holiday mess while avoiding getting too overwhelmed.
These are a few tips that you can follow while organizing your home post-holidays. For assistance with buying or selling a property, contact the experts at Brighton Escrow. Serving the Hermosa Beach area, we are ready to offer you top-tier escrow services.