Out of clutter, find simplicity.”
– Albert Einstein
We’re past the holiday and as fun and wonderful as they were, your home may now resemble Hoarders more than Martha Stewart. We have a few small tips that can help you organize and declutter the mess as well as our full home design and decorating service that can make your home beautiful and functional.
Look for Christmas Tree Drop Off Sites: If you have a live Christmas tree, check out your options before getting rid of it. Discarding an old Christmas tree can be quite difficult, many trash collectors will not take Christmas trees and some require that you completely cut it up and fit it into garbage bags. Many cities also have ordinances that prohibit burning anything outdoors within the city limits. Instead look in the paper or your city or county’s websites to see if there are any recycling opportunities or drop-off locations. For example, the City of Evans, Colorado collects the residents’ trees, weighs them down, and pushes them out on the frozen lake. When the ice melts, the trees sink to the bottom and become natural fish habitats.
Turn all of your hangers backwards: When you wear clothes, turn the hangers back around. This simple activity will help you determine which clothes you can live without. At a predetermined time, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year… take out all of the hangers facing the wrong way and donate those clothes. Decluttering your closet will open it up and make it look more spacious.
Recognize Replacements: It sounds simple, but many people buy things or are given gifts during the holidays to replace something that they already have. It’s all too easy to place the old version to the side and let it collect dust. If you get a new set of cookware, Blu-Ray player, or even clothing that replaces an old or worn set, make sure to pass the old version along, whether it’s to a friend, Goodwill, or just the trash.
Hire a Professional to Redesign Your Home: What a coincidence! We happen to be some of the best home designers in Colorado! But in all seriousness, if this holiday season you were gifted some “spacious” gifts, your old home layout may not work anymore. Maybe you’re replacing an old loveseat with a new full-size sofa… Or your entertainment center got an upgrade… Maybe you’re trying to find room for the exercise bike that you husband says “totally fit when I measured it at the store.” No matter what issue your facing, our team can help find the right home design for your new stuff. Give yourself one last gift this holiday season and set up a consultation with one of our professional stagers.