It’s that time of year! Down come the Christmas tree, lights, bows, wreaths, and all the décor that gave your house that warm, welcoming holiday appeal. You’ve packed it all away and now your house looks, well, kind of naked! And maybe even boring. Which is why this is the perfect time to get organized and  add a new look to brighten things up a bit!

January is Get Organized Month™, and we’ll need that theme to get motivated! A great organizational method that’s easy to use is marking boxes as trash, give away, keep, or relocate. The first place I attack, armed with my boxes, is usually my closets. I pick through my clothes, shoes, and accessories, and place them in the right box. And yes, I know it’s hard. But if you haven’t worn that shirt your mom bought you since 2005, it’s probably time to give it away! Someone else will wear it! (And I won’t tell mom you gave it away. Your secret is safe with us.)

It’s tedious, stressful, and annoying at times… but it does lead to a feeling of accomplishment. When you see the boxes begin to overflow – especially the box you plan to donate to charity. And if you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you can create another box category – items to try to sell online or at a consignment shop. You might earn some extra cash! And then you can take your money and use it to create that new look. Maybe buy an accent rug, a lamp, a new accent chair, or a little paint to freshen things up.

So bye-bye Christmas décor. We will meet again next winter. Until then… I have an organized home, with new wall color and beautiful accent pieces, and I love it! Because now my home doesn’t feel so naked. It feels warm and welcoming. Ready for guests. So who’s coming over? :)

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