With so much going on in our homes and in our lives at this time of year, staying organized during the Christmas season can be a huge challenge. OK, an almost insurmountable challenge. Let’s be honest. 🙂 We’ve got gifts to buy, parties to attend, get-togethers to host, treats to eat… and then there’s all the extra stuff that shows up in our homes. Decorations, wrapping paper, extra food, extra clothing, gifts, greenery, and a whole mini forest that pops up in your house too. It can all be pretty magical, but it can also be pretty overwhelming when you don’t have a strategy to deal with all of the extra hub bub that you have to contend with, on top of all of the regular everyday hub bub that you were already taking care of.
Here are some of my favorite things for helping me deal with all of the stuff of Christmas just a little more easily.
For Organizing Decorations
These are especially helpful when you’re trying to put everything away nicely at the end of the season, and then of course the next year when you’re getting everything out again!
Gifts Wrapping Organization
I picked up one of these gift wrap storage bags last year and it has been such a huge game-changer over the last two Christmas seasons!
Organization for the Actual Gifts
1.Small Plastic Baskets (I use one for each person so I keep all their stuff together! For gifts for people who don’t live with me only! | 2.Opaque Plastic Totes (for hiding wrapped and non-wrapped gifts and keeping them in a nice tidy stack!)
Organizing Extra Food and Outfits
When you think about it, creating a magical Christmas for your family and loved ones and pulling it all off on time is almost like having an extra part-time job for a few months a year! With a little organization, at least it can be a fun one! I hope you found one or two ideas in this post that will help make your holiday season run just a little more smoothly! 🙂