Something about January brings a yearning for order and organization. Maybe it's the chaos of December - the busy calendar, stashing of gifts, and extra STUFF around the house. I love Christmas, so I'm not complaining - it's all part of the holiday! But, it's a lot to juggle and by the end of month we're ready for the crazy to end. New calendars signal a fresh start that comes with a new month and year. Bring it on!
As I think through our home's function and putting things back to 'normal' after removing all the Christmas decor, I really give thought to how I want to use each space. For instance, our Christmas tree sits in front of some new cabinetry we have in our family room. I didn't realize it until the Christmas tree was there that some of the cabinets were not accessible with the tree in place. So while the tree is down, I might move some contents around for easier accessibility for things I may need.
Also give thought to storing the new things acquired during the holidays - serving ware, gifts, decor. Maybe dig into a pantry or closet to make room for new kitchen gadgets or serving dishes. Did your kids get more legos? It may be time to finally figure out a storage plan for them (because the floor is a bad storage container - and painful!). While you are at it, it's a great time to purge items you no longer use or need. Less stuff is cleansing :)
Here are some of our favorite storage solutions for around the house. We hope you'll find just the right solution for your home.
Happy organizing! If we can help problem solve any areas that you want to organize in a decorative manner 😅, let us know!
Hi! I'm Amanda David, wife, mom of three young adults, and owner of First Impression Home Staging & Design. I get delight from creating spaces that people love. Follow along for decor ideas and staging tips.