Have you thought about decorating ideas now that the New Year is here? After the festive season has come and gone, you have to rearrange your home. When your family and friends go back to their homes, the clutter remains. If you value space – as does every homeowner – you will need to get rid of unused items to make room for useful ones. Look to these tips for home organization and decorating ideas after the holidays. Your home decor can help you with creative storage solutions such as a storage ottoman or a nesting side table with drawers for remote controls.
Home Decor: Decorating Ideas for an Organized Home
Home Organization – Get Rid of Holiday Clutter
Over the holidays, your family gets a lot of presents – food gifts, toys, tech gadgets, and even clothes. Tell everyone in your home to get a garbage bag and put in all the items they don’t need. You can donate them to a local charity or a donation site.
If you have lots of Christmas decorations, decide whether you want to keep them all. Sort them and give the ones you don’t want to Goodwill or your local thrift shop. Store useful decorations in clear plastic containers for easy access. You can use plastic tubs as they hold more items.
Cleaning Tips: Renew your Dining Table & Furniture
Heavy entertaining can take its toll on your dining table. After the holiday parties, your beautiful table may be covered in smudges, nicks, dirt, and a lot more. The harsh winter weather can also wreak havoc on it, leaving it looking dull. Dust, shine, and recondition your dining table with a gentle detergent. Choose one that protects wood from wear and tear and use it to clean your other wood furnishings.
Odor Eliminator: Get Rid of Unwanted Smells
While rearranging your home might be your first priority, holiday smells can linger long after you’ve cleaned. Your house can smell of visitors’ perfumes and pungent holiday dishes. To ensure you get rid of these smells, use a deodorizer or a natural scent like cinnamon. You can also light scented candles. Put flowers in vases and place them throughout your home. The kitchen, bathroom, children’s play areas, and laundry room are often the culprits of stray and foul odors. Look to these rooms first.
Nothing feels as good as starting a new year in a condition of organized optimism. Before you become engrossed by the activities of January, take time to reorganize your home. Implement a few organizational strategies to ensure you get back on track quickly. You never know, these decorating and organization tips may be the best gift you give yourself this New Year!
How will you start to declutter your home this New Year?