Tips for Decluttering & Sprucing Up Your Home for the Holidays
Autumn is here, marking the beginning of the holiday season. And while celebrations are bound to be a little different this year, one of the best ways to distract yourself from the winter blues is to spruce up your home for the holidays. From decluttering to decorating, prepping your home for the holidays is a great way to get ready for the new year and surround yourself with the holiday spirit—who wouldn’t want to benefit from those perks?
Not sure where to start? Read on for some of our favorite tips on decluttering and decorating the home for the holidays:
Toss, Donate & Keep Piles
Before you dig out the garaged boxes of holiday décor, spruce up your home. One of the best ways to do this is by going room to room and creating toss, donate, and keep piles. This purging technique will not only help you make more room for presents (wink, wink), but it’ll also help you get ready and organized for the new year. Donations, especially around the holidays, are always encouraged—making it another opportune reason to “winter” clean during the holiday season.
Spread a Little Holiday Cheer in Every Room
The best way to spread holiday cheer is to decorate every room; don’t stop at the entry! Before you gasp and consider this a crazy project, remember that this year, the holiday season might feel a little different. By bringing some holiday décor into every room of your home, you can capture the spirit and keep it alive. This can also be a very fun project for families. Why? The best holiday décor is DIYed and budget-friendly. Not only will it give you a busy project for the kids, but it will help you make new family memories and maybe even start a new holiday tradition.
Plan Ahead & Set the Mood
Whether it’s baking cookies, wrapping presents, or sending out evites for a virtual Friendsgiving, planning will help you avoid holiday stress while simultaneously setting the mood for the season. Again, these are all projects that the entire family can get involved in, making it another great memory-making opportunity.
Remember to Breathe
At the end of the day, breathe deeply and remember that less is more—particularly around the holidays. It’s so easy to fall into extravagances and forget about the core of celebrating the holidays—spending quality time with family. What’s more, practicing minimalism during the holiday season is a great way to help you escape stress, stay safe, and make new memories.
Did you spy any noteworthy tips? As always, Chesmar Homes wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season that’s full of memorable times with loved ones. Planning to purchase a house during the holidays? Chesmar’s new construction and move-in ready homes make for great presents and investments! Contact us today to learn more about our locations in Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio.