The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time to break out that tinsel, concoct a cornucopia, and unveil your favorite pumpkin pie recipe for your friends and family to enjoy. But, before you can sit back and relax with a cup of hot cocoa, you need to prepare for all your holiday parties, guests, and more. Don’t get caught unprepared. Getting organized for the holidays can be difficult, but not with Saint Louis Closet Co. Here is our list of seven organizational tips to help you get ready for a successful holiday season.
Clean Out Your Pantry
Your pantry is constantly in use, and you’re going to need all the space you can get for all your holiday ingredients. Trying to store all your holiday essentials with your day-to-day necessities can be challenging. We suggest that you purge or donate items that no longer serve a purpose. Organize food staples in pull-out tray shelves or baskets with labels. This organizational method will help you see what you have and what you need. Using a uniform labeling system to make everything consistent will add to your organization. With Saint Louis Closet Co.’s adjustable shelving and stylish cabinetry, it’ll be easy and fun to keep your pantry space clean and organized.
Organize Your Kitchen
Check each drawer and check them twice for all the necessary utensils for your holiday meals. Making sure everything is clean and ready to go is an excellent start to any cooking or baking extravaganza. As you start to figure out which utensils you need, make a note of any that seem out-of-date or overused. You can replace them or add new ones to your Christmas wish list.
Another crucial part of keeping your kitchen organized is keeping your countertops clear of clutter. Find space within a cabinet or drawer for things like coffee makers, toasters, etc. Keeping your counters clear of clutter will have them ready for just about anything the holidays have to throw at them.
As you pull your holiday décor out from storage, keep your favorite items, and donate or give away the rest. Ask yourself if the decorations spark joy for you. If a decoration doesn’t spark joy, perhaps it’s time to give it a new home. Once you finish decorating, take a photo to document how you’ve laid everything out and store that photo for next year. That way, someone can help you set up decorations in the future with no guesswork.
Clean Out Your Coat Closet
Too often, the front hall closet becomes a dumping ground for things that don’t have a home. This slowly turns your coat closet into a black hole with no space left for yours’ and your guests’ coats. Find new spaces for the summer sports equipment, clunky boots, and your vacuum. With company on the way, you’ll need as much room as possible for puffy parkas and cozy camel coats. Get extra hangers, preferably wooden ones, to handle the additional coats you’ll be expecting this year. Add pull-out baskets and drawers for hats, scarves, and gloves.
Create A Wrapping Station
Keep wrapping supplies, like paper, tape, gift bags, ribbons, and scissors, all in one place. Take over a corner of your closet or workstation to turn into your little workshop, where you can wrap presents away from prying eyes. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just a place big enough to house your supplies and gifts. Or you can install your crafting and wrapping station in an open space in your home. Whatever works best for you, make sure you find the perfect space to get yourself in the festive spirit.
Prepare Guest Spaces
Prepare your guest rooms for whomever you may be hosting this holiday season. Ensure there is enough hanging space in the closet, a spot for folded clothes, or a luggage rack or cabinet. If you have a dual space, say an office that doubles as a guest room, begin thinking about what you need to do to change it temporarily to create a little home away from home for your guests. If that means pulling down the murphy bed, putting out new linens, or adding some new hangers to the closet, just know that you’ll want the space to be perfect for when your guests arrive.
Winterize Your Mudroom
For many people, the mudroom is a necessity, especially in the winter months. As people come traipsing in and out of your house this holiday season, make sure you have spots for hats, gloves, coats, and boots. If you keep your shoes in this area, discard any that you have outgrown or aren’t suitable for winter. You’ll want to make as much space available as possible. Install custom lockers into your mudroom with hooks for all your gear to ensure that everything stays clean and organized.
Saint Louis Closet Co.
Whether you’re looking for quick add-ons to make the holiday season more organized or a complete closet overhaul for the new year, Saint Louis Closet Co. is here to guide you. Stop by our luxury showroom today or visit our website to register for a free closet consultation. We can reimagine any space, from offices to master closets and playrooms. Make the holidays special by shopping with Saint Louis Closet Co. today!