The holidays are a beautiful time, but if you’re like me, and sensitive to ‘visually noisy’ environments, all of a sudden they can feel too much.
Now, it’s easier if you’ve had time before the holidays to make room for the gifts you’ll receive, but most of us are consumed with events and shopping on top of regular life to make time for creating extra space. To get back in control, do the following for any over-flowing category of items such as books or clothes:
I recommend a major edit during or right after the holidays. Sort out the things that no longer inspire or fit you, or are too worn or damaged to be repaired. The picture below shows what we were able to cull just from my kids’ closets. They’ve both been doing some major growing so it was a little easier than usual to identify clothes they would no longer wear.
Find comfortable homes for the new items. This may take some problem solving along with organizing supplies. The goal is to make whatever you put away easy to find when you need it.
We finally implemented Pliio® Clothing Filers™ in my daughter’s antique dresser. Her drawers are 5 1/2″ deep, so perfect for the new smaller size. The wardrobe edit coupled with the addition of Pliio means there is now plenty of space in the drawer so garments can be retrieved and put away with ease. No clothing wars!
For more space saving ideas, check out the CTV Canada AM segment I shot with host Marci Ien on January 5th!