Keeping your home organized and creatively decorate is one major way to increase happiness. Clutter and unattractive items harness the negative energy you emit when looking at them. Having a disorganized junk drawer or closet is completely normal, but did you know that it can actually dampen your mood? Clutter and disorganization breed stress and frustrations, which every home could do without. We have enough stress in our daily lives, we don’t need to add to it by struggling to find items. Phone chargers, batteries, measuring cups, and take-out menus are commonly used items that rarely have a designated place. A few of the DIY home organization projects I’ve added below will help make your home feel more organized and comforting. These ideas came from Pinterest, so just click the Pin for the full tutorial. Be sure to share your creations with us in the comments section below. We’ll highlight our favorites on Facebook!
Hang Scarves on Shower Hooks
Strategically Fold Clothing for More Space
Hang Pots & Pans in The Cupboard
Use a Wine Rack for Towels
Create a Storage Box with an Old Sweater
Make a DIY Charging Station for Electronics
Paint a Mint Container for Small Items
Reuse Cereal Boxes for Anything
Organize Measuring Cups
Make a Shelf from a Pallet
Most people will do their Christmas cleanup in the two weeks following New Year’s Day. Others will wait until the next decorating occasion, which is Valentine’s Day. This means almost all decorations are down by the end of January. January 31st is a great deadline to set, but things can derail our plans. If you have your lights up past January, that’s understandable, but don’t plug them in. While they look nice, you’ll be increasing your energy costs when the decor is out of season. We’ve all driven past a house in April wondering why the Christmas lights are on. If it were up to me, I’d have everyone leave their lights up all year. However, seasons are special to us because they’re here for a limited time.
Tips for Removing & Storing Christmas Decorations
- Start with the yard art. These items are usually bigger and more difficult to put away. Once you get this done, the worst struggle is over
- Use vacuum seal bags or suitcases to keep holiday linens safe and away from potential water damage
- Use an ornament storage box, or plastic party cups to separate and store all ornaments and small decorations individually
- Unplug EVERYTHING before removing decorations. Double check to be on the safe side
- Try to get your decorations into storage by 1/31. That date isn’t worth your safety however; it’s more of a guideline. Wait until there’s a dry, sunny day. Poor weather will add too many risks in the cleanup process. You can be out of season for a few days if it means avoiding hazards.
Christmas is over, the decorations are down, and emotions are running wild. We’re feeling relieved, disappointed, happy, frustrated, and excited all at once. We can’t wait until next year, yet we’re enjoying the calm after the shopping/wrapping storm. Personally, I tend to have about 84 different feelings a day following the weeks after Christmas and New Year’s Day. I know plenty of other holiday enthusiasts like me who go through the same thing. Today’s post covers some of the feelings most of us have during this time of year. Let’s laugh it off and look forward to the next holiday while relaxing in some much deserved down time.
Trying to Stick to New Year’s Resolutions
Trying to Eat Healthier Foods
Then You Have to Clean & Put Decorations Away
All The Anticipation & Excitement Has Ended
But Even Though It’s Over, You Know You Had Fun
And You Realize That You’re Done with Excessive Shopping & Wrapping
& The House is Back to “Normal”
& Then You Find The Post-Holiday Sales
So You Stock Up On Decor for Next Year