Posts

organizing for the holidays

Holiday Organizing Tips

The holidays are an absolute wonderful time of year, without question. However, sometimes, we’re left feeling more stressed-out over our to-do lists and planning to enjoy it fully. We’re hoping to help you out a little here, with some holiday organizing tips.

There’s An App For That

We all tend to stress-out a little (or a lot) over our shopping lists and to-do lists this time of year. But what if we had an app to help us stay focused and on-track? Zapier has provided a list of iphone apps that will help you list and keep track of your shopping items, gifts, groceries and more. And Ubuntupid shares their top Android to-do list apps here. I’ve used the simple Samsung Notes app to keep track of my holiday shopping list. I’ve found it quite helpful in keeping me organized this time of year. Using a list will ensure you don’t over-spend, or buy the same gift twice by mistake!

 

holiday organizing tips

Manage The Unneeded Gift Clutter

Just because someone has given you a gift, doesn’t mean you have to keep it. The joy is in the giving and receiving. As Marie Kondo put it ‘Presents are not things, but a means for conveying someone’s feelings.’ Try not to keep a gift out of obligation or guilt. This will only clutter up your home with items that don’t bring you joy. Perhaps even consider re-gifting to someone you know will enjoy the gift very much.

Holiday Cards Are Everywhere

Holiday cards are coming by mail in the masses. Your counter spaces and table-tops are covered with holiday cards for lack of other places to put them. Consider archiving the ones you absolutely cherish – the ones with the family pictures attached for example. Place them in a keep sake tote and only display a few. We’ve even been known to display some of our favourites on the Christmas tree. Archiving some of the cards will cut down on the cluttered feeling – and you will have peace of mind knowing that the ones you wish to keep are filed away.

christmas card organization

Schedule Your Time

Time – oh my! This is maybe the biggest stressor over the holiday season. Try scheduling your time backwards from the holidays and block off specific time periods to do certain tasks. Don’t just block a Saturday off for ‘shopping’ – be as specific as you can. From 9-2pm on Saturday you’ll be Holiday shopping. Block off times for baking, wrapping, visiting. An organized calendar will help with the chaos the holiday season can sneak in.

Organize as many tasks as you can this holiday season and you might just find yourself enjoying this special time of year a little more than you have in the past. Our wish for you! If you need a little extra support – we’re always here.

Tips On How To Clear The Clutter And Get Organized

Staying organized can be quite essential to your daily life – but yet, as we all know, it’s not always easy to keep a clutter-free space. Here, we hope to help you with a few tips on how to clear the clutter and get organized.

Tips on how to clear the clutter and get organized

Clutter & Organizational Tip 1: Sort Sort Sort!

One of the most significant issues for people looking to de-clutter their space is realizing that they have much more than they actually  need. As you know, we tend to accumulate a lot of things throughout our lives, and sometimes, (a lot of the time) we might not even use half of them! Is it worth keeping piles of things you no longer use or appreciate? Only you can answer this question. If you’re looking for a fresh, clutter-free environment, the best thing you can do is to sort through your stuff and try to get rid of those items that you no longer need to take up space anymore.

Clutter & Organizational Tip 2: Don’t slack on your good habits

Now that your de-cluttering journey is well under way, it’s important to stay focused on the task. Many people, unfortunately, tend to lose track of their commitment, and as a result, they end up back at square one and disorganization sets in again quick. Staying organized is not hard if you remember to keep your things tidy on a daily basis. This means putting things back in their designated space once you are finished with it. Think of it as one of those important daily habits, such as brushing your teeth. You’ll get so used to keeping a decluttered environment, it will just become second nature.

Clutter & Organizational Tip 3: Ask for help Tips on how to clear the clutter and get organized

Sometimes, it’s quite hard to make it on your own when it comes to organizing your space and keeping a clutter-free routine. Thankfully, you can get someone else to help! Family members or friends could be of assistance, and if you think you need an outsider’s outlook, you could always consider hiring an organizing professional. We help home owners and small businesses de-clutter and organize their spaces so they can enjoy a clean, clutter free environment. We’re honoured that our clients invite us to come into their homes and small businesses. That’s a huge leap of faith and we appreciate that trust. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and genuinely unhappy with any of your spaces, we can help you get organized, de-cluttered and provide a positive, lasting change and transformation.

Spring Organizing Tips

Greet The Season With These Spring Organizing Tips

All the best ways to greet spring with a decluttered home. Here are some Spring organizing tips!

Spring is finally here! Organizing your home is a great way to freshen up your living space to prepare for the beautiful weather ahead. Continue reading to discover some great Spring organizing tips for organizing your wardrobe, drawers, and communal spaces!

As the weather improves and flowers start to bloom it’s time to kick- start spring-cleaning. If you’re new to spring-cleaning or just want to change up your technique, check out our tips to revolutionize your clean this year! Continue reading to discover how to save space, time, and energy this spring.

Spring Organizing Tip 1: Say Goodbye To Winter!

Winter clothing usually takes up the most amount of space in dressers and closets. These items could anything from winter hats, scarves, jackets, thermals, socks, and boots. With the coming of spring, you can expect warmer weather so why keep all those bulky winter items in your valuable closet space?

Get all the winter goods that you don’t need for months ahead and place them in storage containers. You can keep these containers under the bed, attic, garage, or spare room. This will free up space and give you some room to start organizing! Keep in mind that this should be the first step in your spring-cleaning routine. It will make it a whole lot easier to start organizing and categorizing your space. There are still some chilly days ahead, so keep out any light spring gear to keep warm!

Spring Organizing Tip 2: Have a Garage Sale

Have you been obsessing over Marie Kondo’s brand new Netflix series? Well, its time to stop watching and start doing. It’s important to reduce the clutter of your home and only keep items that are important, useful, or make you happy. Spring-cleaning is the perfect opportunity to clear out junk, make some extra cash, and start off with a clean slate.

Organize a garage sale with your neighbors or take your things to local weekend markets. When spring rolls around you’ll be so glad that you cleared out so much space! By decluttering your home before you start to organize, you’ll make the job much easier on yourself.

Spring Organizing Tip 3: New Storage Units

Are you struggling to organize all your things? Do you feel like you never have space? Then it’s time to asses your current storage options and update your furniture. Many furniture stores offer innovative storage solutions that can revolutionize the way you organize. From hanging shoe racks to stylish document folders, check out what options there are that can help you to organize and style your home appropriately. Make sure you take advantage of vertical space and label every different section in your wardrobe. By giving a clear space for every item in your home you will

Spring Cleaning Tip - Have fun

Spring Cleaning Tip – Have fun

find it easier to keep organized all throughout the year.

Spring Organizing Tip 4: Make It Fun!

Re-organizing and clearing things out can get a little stressful. So reward yourself with making some interior decorating changes. You could create your own unique wall hanging or dye an old tablecloth a different color. Get into the DIY spirit and customize your home to suit your taste and personality. It will bring a distinctive edge and highlight all of your beautiful spring-cleaning efforts!

If you’re like us, you love checklists! You can download our Organizing Checklist here to help you along the way. And as always, if you need a little guidance or support, we’re just a call away. Happy Spring cleaning!