I’m sharing my top ten tips for getting your home organised for Christmas without the stress. These steps are best done over the few weeks leading up to Christmas rather than all crammed into one week but will help you have a more relaxed an enjoyable Christmas season!
Decluttering now will save you precious time later, and best of all: it’s free! It will also help to alleviate some of the post-Christmas stress of too much stuff in the house.
Work first to declutter the main living and high-traffic areas in the house. In the kitchen, declutter the countertops, fridge and freezer by removing any unnecessary items and throwing out expired food. Clean out the cabinets and give every dish, cup, pot and pan a designated space; this will make cleaning up after late-night holiday parties a lot quicker. In the bedroom, sort drawers and wardrobes methodically, donate or sell on apps like Vinted – any clothes shoes you no longer wear.
My tip for selling on Vinted is to pay the small fee to boost your item – it will sell a lot quicker.
Although it is unlikely your guests will scrutinise your bedroom, having an organised space here will provide you with a calm space to retreat to when it all gets too much! Consider going through toys with your children. They’re often more willing to part with things at this time of year when they know that more is coming. (They’re kids, that’s just how their minds work.)