Sane Jane is a Professional Organizer in Cary, NC and we’re here to serve you this season! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, maybe not quite, but Fall is pretty great, right? (Here’s a countdown to December 1st if you’re actually looking forward to the most wonderful time of the year). The Pumpkin Spice, the falling leaves, the cool weather; there is so much to enjoy about it. But, sometimes it can be the start of a hectic time for our homes because of the decorations. How can we avoid cluttering our homes this Fall? We’ve got some tips for you.

Assess Your Current Situation

Before you start moving everything from your attic to your living room, take an assessment of your current home. Take note of what will stay, what will have to move and what’s going to replace that item. You don’t need a word-for-word to-do list for yourself, but it’s so helpful when organizing your home, especially for decoration swapping. Chances are, you may have had some fun Spring or Summer decorations in your house, and before you pack it all away, it could be beneficial if you knew what would replace it!

This will require some investment of time, however, the process of actually decorating your house for Fall will go a whole lot smoother thanks to you!

Which Decorations Do You Actually Need? Advice from a Professional Organizer in Cary, NC

It’s honesty time every holiday season. We love decorations and well, unfortunately, the stores we shop at know that as well. Have you ever been to a Kirkland’s or Bed, Bath and Beyond right before Fall? It’s never been more evident that they’re on the pulse of what we want: decorations! They know it, and they’re on sale. This usually will lead to us purchasing a lot of decorations we might not actually need, or have any use for. If you’ve figured that out quickly, return the item to the store. But if you’re like me, you probably didn’t realize that quick enough. That’s okay.

Before you start moving all of your decorations out into the home, ask yourself “do I really have a place for this, or need this?” Don’t let it cross through the attic door if you can’t say yes to that. Set it down until you’re finished decorating and consider donating it to someone who can make use of it.

Label Decorations When You Move Them

We’re telling you this now before it’s too late. Chances are, you probably don’t have enough summer decorations to warrant several boxes of labeling, but we all know seasons like Fall and Winter carry a lot of decorations. When things are all said and done, label boxes accordingly for these pieces of decor. It’s singlehandedly the greatest organizing trick you can use to make the holidays easier on yourself.

Like our first tip, it’ll take some time, and your present-self might not like it so much, but your future-self will be thanking its lucky stars you did this.

Be Okay With Chaos, It’s the Holidays

Listen, we can declutter your home and organize your rooms well, but let’s face it: it’s the holiday season. Things will get hectic; it’s a part of life. Do what you can when you have a free moment, take deep breaths, and try your hardest not to get overwhelmed. There are people just like you all around the world who have to deal with the chaos of the holidays. You aren’t alone, and they feel what you’re feeling.

Enjoy Yourself

If you’re able to stay cool, calm and collected during the holidays, remember to enjoy yourself! These are, after all, the happiest times of the year. Enjoy them by spending time with your family, friends and other loved ones. Marvel at the splendor that is an organized home and take pride in what you’ve accomplished this season.

If you find yourself out of time this season, Sane Jane can help. We’re a Professional organizing business in Cary, NC, and the surrounding areas. We have the knowledge and expertise to handle any organizing and decluttering challenge. With years of training and a wealth of tips, we’ll leave your home looking perfect and most importantly, functional for your needs. If you’re interested in our professional organizing services, please call 919-880-0814 or contact us here. We’ll help you live free of clutter for the fall and holiday season!