As the holidays are fast approaching, it’s important to declutter your space to make room for holiday decorations, new gifts, hosting your loved ones and everything else that comes with this time of year!
Whether it’s through her show, YouTube, blog, or various partnerships, DIY mom Rebekah Higgs is not afraid to tackle anything with a power tool! Keep reading to learn more about Rebekah’s tips on how to declutter for the holiday season.
If it doesn’t spark joy, let it go
When you apply the “spark joy” principle to your closet or any other area, you’ll be able to gift, donate or toss the excess away, without any pain. Just hold the item in your hand and if it sparks joy keep it, if not put it in the donate bag.
Keep similar things together
Grouping like items is a very easy principle to start your decluttering journey and keep everything organized. It’s simple really. All the Tupperware are in a single drawer in the kitchen and all the snacks in another. Bags go inside of bags, purses inside of purses. Once you get all the same things together, you can see how much you have and can get rid of the excess you no longer need. Doing this also creates a sense of ease for any holiday guests, so they can find any coffee pods, holiday treats, and leftover containers easily!
Give items a dedicated place
With so many different cooks in the kitchen this time of year, it’s incredibly helpful to ensure all items are easy to find, accessible, and organized! A great place to start is putting ingredients into clear containers, so you can see what you have and know where everything is kept. Another great organization option is to put all like items, such as spices, baking supplies, tea, coffee, etc., in their own little baskets or clear containers. Last but certainly not least, labeling is life changing. When you label what things are, it makes life so much easier, not only for you, but for your guests too!
Declutter and donate when your kids aren’t home
As your kids outgrow their clothing and no longer play with certain toys, there’s no need to hold on to those items. Now is the perfect time of year to donate your kids once loved items to other children, not only are you decluttering your home but you’re giving back during a time when people need it the most.
How many times have you gone through your kids’ old clothing and toys, put them into bags, only to have them tear back through them and pull out various items? This pattern of bagging all the clutter up and having the kid’s unload it back onto the floor can happen many times. To avoid this, declutter when they are out of the house.
Give the gift of space
It’s a great time of year to clean out your closets so you can get rid of the clutter and open up your home to guests. The entryway and mudroom are usually filled with so many coats and shoes, bags and everyday items, but as the seasons start to change, you may need to make room for family and friends. Having open coat hooks, spots in the closet, and places to put shoes can make guests feel at home and like they aren’t taking up any of your personal space.
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