Staying Organized While Decking the HallsWe have all been there. When the holiday season comes knocking at our doors, we are ecstatic when it comes to decorating, but be honest: how many headaches do you endure when you see the bustling mess growing each year? Boxes overflowing with unorganized trinkets slowly pile up on your living room floor and there is nothing you can do. Or is there?
Check out these tips on Staying Organized While Decking the Halls compiled by Elite House Cleaning on how to stay organized once the holiday season comes marching In :
1) Think it through
This is probably the most important step on your journey to a hassle-free hall decoration. Take your time and think hard about your strategy and whether you would like to organize your decorations by colors, type, rooms, size or any other preference.
2) Containers are your best friends
It would be for the best if they were see-through so that you will know at a first glance what you stored there. If you’re feeling extra control-freaky, you can even put up labels on your containers. Go with detailed descriptions like large red baubles, outdoor lights, tree decorations, blue kitchen ribbons, etc.
3) Christmas lights
Probably the most annoying part of hall decking is untangling the stubborn lights. But not all hope is lost! There are several ways you can store them so that the next time you want to deck your home, they will be prim, proper and so beautifully untangled. Use a wide cardboard and simply wrap the lights around it. You can also use long wrapping paper rolls or even a hanger.
4) Protect fragile ornaments from breaking
Use a cardboard and glue clear plastic cups on it. Place your fragile decorations like small glass baubles and store it in a container. You can always stack this up so that every inch of space is used.
Pro tip: If you have a fake Christmas tree, primp up the branches and simply use shrink wrap. No need to assemble it all over again next year.