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  • Writer's pictureKatie Frantz

Holiday Decor Switch-Up

Now that Halloween is over, with Thanksgiving & Christmas approaching, it’s a great time to learn a few tidy tips to keep your seasonal decor organized and easy to maintain.

Tidy Tips for Seasonal Decorations

Let go of any unwanted decor. Even having a few favorite decorations in your home invites the holiday spirit!

Try storing decorations based on the 4 seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter). Storing holiday decor in their respective seasons keeps it simple and easy to maintain. If you’re like me, that keeps your decoration storage down to 4 totes. 

Storing based on seasons allows flexibility and ease when decorating. For instance, my “Fall” storage tote has my fall leaves and pumpkins that I decorate with for the entire season of Fall, but when it gets close to Halloween, I can access a few of my fav Halloween items quickly from my season tote and put them right back in the same tote when I’m finished. 

If a holiday item is taking the place of another decoration, simply put the “other” decoration in the season tote for safe-keeping until you switch it back after the holiday. For instance, If I put a fall pumpkin in the spot where a framed picture is located, I would store the framed picture in my “Fall” seasonal tote to make sure I don’t misplace it and put it back where it goes after that holiday or season. 

Take photos of how you decorated, print them out and stick them in their seasonal tote. This way, when you decorate for that season or holiday next year, you’ll remember where to put certain decor items. If you like decorating differently each year, then nix this tip. 😉

Label your storage totes clearly by their season and respective holidays. Also, before putting the tote away, re-evaluate the decor being stored and make sure it’s what you want to keep and use for next year. Chances are if you didn’t decorate with that item this year, you won’t next year…so let it go!

Special Note: To avoid extra clutter, DO NOT buy new decor items unless it’s replacing one you let go of, or if you have a specific place for it in your home.

Decorating for the holidays can be simple.  For me, it makes the holidays that much more enjoyable!

-Katie 

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