Why You Should Organize Your Holiday Decorations

Why You Should Organize Your Holiday Decorations

by Crystal Nerpel
Cloud Nine Organizing

Being organized always saves time, money, and frustration. This even applies to your holiday decorations. The best time to get those decorations organized is when you are storing them away for next year. At the end of every holiday, throw out all those old, broken, worn out decorations. If it’s broken, do not donate it, because it will be of no use to anyone else. It’s OK to throw it in the trash or recycle bin. Only donate items that are in good condition. Once you have decided what you are keeping, get those decorations organized. Next year, you will thank yourself for the time, money, and frustration you are going to save.

Saving Time:
Keep all holidays separate. Don’t combine different holiday decorations inside the same storage bin. Mixing Christmas decorations and Halloween decorations together is just confusing. You’ll waste time digging through boxes trying to find what you’re looking for. Keeping like-item together makes you more efficient. You’ll spend less time digging and more time decorating.

If you want to level-up your organizing game, use color-coding. Simply use different colored storage bins for each holiday. All Halloween decorations could be stored in black bins. Thanksgiving decorations could be stored in orange bins. Christmas decorations could be stored in green bins. The color choices are not important as long as they make sense to you and you are consistent.

Saving Money:
When you can find what you are looking for, you’ll be less likely to buy duplicates. It’s hard to remember what you already own if you can’t find it. This is especially true for items like holiday decorations that we only see once a year.

Keeping holiday decorations in a centralized location and not scattered throughout the house is helpful. For instance, if you forget that you stuffed extra Christmas lights in the back of the guest room closet, you’ll probably go out and buy more. That’s money you could have saved if you were organized.

Saving Frustration:
It’s frustrating when a cardboard box gets smashed or falls apart while you are carrying it. Not to mention how unsafe that could be if you were on a ladder. Good quality plastic bins stack easily and can be less frustrating to deal with than cardboard. Also, plastic better protects against annoying rodents, moisture, and mildew. Your decorations will last longer if stored properly.

It’s also very frustrating when you can’t find something you are looking for because it’s not where it’s supposed to be. Being organized will solve that problem. You’ll know where everything is when you need it.

When organizing your decorations remember to purge at the end of each holiday, group all like-items together and label everything. Doing this will save you time, money, and frustration! You can always have a professional organizer help you if you are overwhelmed. Contact Crystal at www.cloudnineorganizing.com.

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