Are you planning on hosting friends and family this holiday season? If so, stay ahead of the game by decluttering your home before the holidays now so you don’t get left scrambling at the last minute trying to create space! Here are some organization tips that will help you make room for your guests so that you can relax and enjoy the special moments once your loved ones arrive.
Spruce Up the Entryway
Your entryway is your guest’s first impression of the inside of your home, making it a great place to start in the decluttering process. For many, this area can get neglected during day-to-day life, and items can quickly pile up and start to block the path. Take a little time to remove things like backpacks, winter boots, and coats and find a new temporary home for them. The best part about cleaning up this area is that you can then decorate your uncluttered entryway to make it a space you’re proud to show off!
Clear Out Guest Rooms
Guest rooms have a way of becoming the prime destination for junk to accumulate throughout the year. Don’t make your visitors sleep next to piles of boxes and navigate through a mess – pull all unnecessary items out of the room and sort through them. This is also a great time to set things you no longer need aside to donate (after all, this is the season of giving!).
Before you start setting out your seasonal decorations, take a look at the year-round décor you currently have displayed and remove the items you no longer love, or that don’t match the rest of your interior. Then, as you start to set out holiday décor, remember – less is more. After all, you don’t want to spend all New Year’s Day taking down a ton of decorations!
Sort Through Toys
Santa will be coming to town soon, which is why now is a great time to help your kids go through their toys and see which ones they use, which ones are damaged/broken and need to be tossed, and which can be donated to make the holidays brighter for children in need.
Create a Gift Wrapping Station
Tis the season for heaps of wrapping paper, bows, tape, and gift bags to take over every room in your house! Keep that from happening by setting up a designated present wrapping area that’s tucked away so that you can both prepare your gifts without prying eyes and keep your kitchen table and other living areas free from extra clutter.
Organize Your Kitchen
One of the best parts about the holidays is the delicious food we look forward to all year, from juicy turkey and ham to cookies made from family recipes. Before you set out on your holiday cooking and baking spree, roll up your shirtsleeves and spend some time decluttering your kitchen and giving it a good deep clean. You and your guests will be able to better enjoy your time both preparing and eating your dishes when you have ample room to do so.
Temporarily Move Unneeded Items
Sometimes, renting a storage unit is the perfect solution in clearing out the stuff you don’t often use to make room for festivities. Storage City Self Storage offers multiple storage unit sizes to fit your needs, including RV and boat storage that will free up room in your garage and driveway for your guests’ vehicles!
Storage City Self Storage is a locally-owned and operated facility offering clean, secure self-storage units in Rapid City, Box Elder, and Belle Fourche. We offer climate-controlled and cold storage units that are fenced in and secured by a gate with code-entry access. Call us at 605-394-9442 today to rent your unit!