The official start of the Holidays is almost here! If you haven't already started decorating for Christmas, it will be on your agenda soon. How many of us have tons of Christmas decorations? 🙋🏻 And how many of us have broken decor, lights that don't work, or items picked up once upon a time that don't really have meaning and just sit in a bin from year to year? It's the perfect time to start editing out all of the "stuff" that has no meaning or is broken. Don't wait until teardown. Now is perfect because you can see what you're *not* using.
I'm a sentimental one. I love all things that were given to me by someone else ... the tree skirt my mom made for me the first year we got married... the ornament gifted to Tim's grandma on their wedding day... I have a house full of things that tell our love story. I rarely get "bored with my stuff" because I only keep what makes me smile and has sentimental value. When putting up your decor this year, look at what's left over to go back in storage and ask yourself, "Do I love this? Will I ever use this? Does it have meaning? Is this in good condition?" If the answer is no, it's an indicator to put it in the donate or trash pile.
Sort through your bins and label, label, label! Like always goes with like. As you can see here, all lights, tree garland, and bows will be in this bin. And because I have worked with a candle & decor company for 20 years, I have plenty of those goodies... all Christmas, Winter, Red, Silver and Gold, etc get divided into bins so I know what what goes where and if I'm looking for something specific at any point in the year, it will be in that zone.
If you have the funds to upgrade your bins, I recommend color coding... red for Christmas, blue for Winter, purple for Easter, orange for Fall and black for Halloween... you get the idea. You'll know exactly where to find anything in minutes without it being a chore. #thedesignedspace #sort #label #keepwhatsimportant