This is what I wish my front entry looked like right now.
But, it doesn’t.
Not even close.
It’s auditioning for an episode of entry ways gone wild.
There are bit of paper and ribbon and tags and empty stockings and a reindeer wearing a party hat and sunglasses.
Christmas 2016 is officially in the books.
Normally I’d let all that paper and the reindeer intimidate me.
But not this year.
This year I’m planning and preparing and arranging and getting organized.
Who’s with me?
Here’s my list of how to get organized after Christmas.
Don’t put all your Christmas decor away.
Some of it is actually Christmas disguised as winter.
Christmas snowflakes are winter snowflakes. Reindeer are actually winter forest creatures. Table top trees are actually winter flora and fauna. Twinkle lights are just like stars in the sky.
Red and green decor, parting is such sweet sorrow.
But the rest of you twigs can hang around until March.
2. Cute organizers
It’s a proven algebraic formula.
The cuter the organizer, the greater the chance you will actually organize with it.
I made these kitchen organizers out of fruit crates with stamped spoon handles.
You could also make these over-sized crate organizers.
Or this ribbon button basket.
Numbered baskets with spray painted letters.
3. Label it
This is a tip I use every single day.
Sometimes things laying around the house have no idea where to go.
You have to help them out.
That’s where cute tags come in.
You could make silver leaf lettered balsa wood tags.
Or clip marquee letters onto baskets.
You can organize your papers from A to Z.
You can make these cute clock organizing clip tags for your file folders.
Clip a different clock on each folder.
Here’s my to-do list right now.
You might notice that it’s blank.
I haven’t filled it up yet. I’m working on it. I’m getting to it really soon right after I finish this coffee and take the sunglasses off the reindeer.
All this talking about organizing has me a little worn out.
Maybe I’ll just watch a Hallmark movie today….
….and organize tomorrow. 🙂
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