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Getting Ready For The New Year

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By Cori McDougald

As the year comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the past twelve months and start planning for a fresh start in the new year. Home organization often gets overlooked during this busy season. However, taking the time to declutter and organize your living space can greatly contribute to a smoother and more productive year ahead. In this blog post, we will explore some practical tips for home organization in December and prepping for the new year.

You may have noticed on our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram) that we’ve been focusing on organizing affirmations and boosting good organizing juju for the entire month of December!  Our team feels that this is just the inspiration our clients and followers need to help them feel less stressed and more powerful in their organizing journey.  We hope you check it out or have been enjoying this affirmation journey with us!

1. Declutter Room by Room:
Start by decluttering one room at a time. Begin with areas that tend to accumulate the most clutter, such as the living room, kitchen, or bedroom. Sort through belongings, separating them into three categories: keep, donate, and discard. Be ruthless in your decision-making process and let go of items that no longer serve a purpose or bring you joy.

2. Create a System for Holiday Decorations:
With the holiday season in full swing, it’s essential to have an efficient system for storing and organizing decorations. Invest in clear storage bins or boxes labeled with specific themes or holidays. Take the time to sort and pack away decorations neatly, ensuring easy access for the following year. Consider donating any ornaments or decor you no longer use or love.

3. Clean Out Your Closet:
December is an ideal time to tackle your closet and make space for new clothes in the upcoming year. Start by removing all items from your wardrobe and assess each piece individually. Consider whether it fits, if you have worn it in the past year, and if it aligns with your current style. Donate or sell any clothing that no longer serves you, and organize the remaining items by category or color.

4. Organize Important Documents:
As you prepare for the new year, take the opportunity to organize important documents. Gather all necessary paperwork, such as insurance policies, medical records, and financial documents, and file them in a secure and easily accessible location. Consider creating digital copies of essential documents for added convenience and peace of mind.

5. Set Up a Command Center:
Creating a central command center can help you stay organized throughout the year. Designate an area in your home where you can keep track of appointments, to-do lists, and important reminders. Install a whiteboard, corkboard, or use a digital calendar to stay organized and ensure everyone in the household is on the same page.

6. Review and Update Your Finances:
December is an excellent time to review your financial situation and start planning for the new year. Take stock of your budget, review your expenses, and set financial goals for the upcoming months. Consider using budgeting apps or spreadsheets to track your spending and savings. Organize your financial documents and create a system for filing receipts and statements.

As the year draws to a close, we hope you’ll take the time to declutter and organize your home.  We want to coach and hold you accountable to this because we know that it can have a significant impact on your overall well-being and productivity in the new year. By following our practical tips for home organization in December, you can start the upcoming year with a clean and organized living space, setting the stage for a fresh start and new opportunities. Embrace the process and enjoy the satisfaction that comes with a well-organized home.

If all of this seems overwhelming or daunting, we are here to help!  Set up a complimentary consultation with us and we can create a plan to get you where you need to be for 2024.  Looking forward to it!

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Sending you all of the love this year!

-Cori & The Meat & Potatoes Organizing Team

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