Seasonal decor decluttering tips

Four Tips for Seasonal Declutter and Storage

So, it’s time again to get out all the seasonal decor and wade through the bauble to decide which items you display this holiday.  This may be a joyous occasion, or one that leaves you dreading the whole process.  Having poor organization and lack of proper storage can suck out all of the fun!  Hopefully, with these four tips for seasonal decluttering and storage solutions, you will be excited to festoon your home as the mood strikes you.

1. Get it Together

You may declutter all seasonal decor at once, or as you decorate for each season.  Whatever makes more sense for you.  Just make sure that you have all the decorations for that particular season together to ensure that nothing gets missed.  You will also want to insist that each season is stored in separate containers that are clearly labeled for easy retrieval.

2. Toss the Loss

Toss any items that are worn, faded, or broken.  Unless you aim to fix right away anything that is broken, assume that it will not be restored and part with it.  There is no point in storing or hauling around broken decorations.

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3. Keep What's Practical

As you decorate, consider those pieces that you pass on putting up occasionally because you don’t love it anymore, or it’s only kept for sentimental reasons.  Those items that are sentimental, should be stored as such and not with the current decorations.  Donate the knickknacks that are in good condition but no longer used or wanted.

4. Properly Store Your Decor

When it comes time to take down your decorations, make sure you plan not to be rushed so you are able to properly store your decorations  It’s smart to keep like ornaments stored together so that they are easy to find for the next year.  Wrap glass items and/or keep them separated in their own compartments to prevent breakage, and store the decorations in an air-tight container where the temperature is controlled.  Following these steps will sustain your decorations for years to come.

"When the spooks have a midnight jamboree/They break it up with fiendish glee..."

-From "The Headless Horseman," The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)
Crystal Kiefer

Crystal Kiefer

I am a Professional Organizer who believes that clutter and disorganization involves more than just the physical things we see around us.  I understand how the environment in which we live, the people we share our lives with, and the emotions that come along with it, can have a direct affect on how we see and deal with clutter and organization. 

So, I will be sharing more than my expertise in organizing.  I will also be blogging about struggles I’m facing in my own life, thoughts on anxiety and depression, faith, self-care and home renovating and how they can impact organization in our daily lives.  My hope is to help others facing similar situations obtain clarity in their own lives.