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10 Items to Declutter before Christmas

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Time to get ready for the next holiday on the calendar.  With Christmas quickly approaching, it’s time to get ready for the biggest dinner party of the year.  An important part of getting ready for all the company you will be inviting into your home, is to clean and declutter before Christmas.  Here are 10 items to Declutter before Christmas and give a once over before Santa lands on your rooftop.

Places to Declutter before Christmas

Your Fall décor –

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it’s time to put away all the Fall décor.  But before you do, make sure you rid your décor of any pieces that you no longer love, that no longer fit with your décor style, or are broken or tattered.  Don’t store them for another year.  Clear out what you don’t need or want NOW.

Your Kitchen Counters –

You need all the space you can get with the holidays just around the corner.  Clear away anything that you don’t use on a daily basis.  Declutter any papers that are taking up space and remove any unnecessary décor items from your counters to make room for all the baking and cooking you will be doing over the next few weeks.

Kitchen Counters are one space you should decutter before Christmas
Kitchen Counters are a must to declutter before Christmas

Declutter before Christmas Your Dining Room –

Make room for the biggest dinner party of the year by decluttering your dining room.  Clear away all the items that seem to get stockpiled on the table.  Give your chairs a quick cleaning and prep any extra tables and chairs you will be using.  Doing so early, will give you time to set up and decorate for Christmas Dinner.

Your Living Room –

Be sure to declutter any of your public spaces where folks may congregate before and after dinner.  Put unneeded everyday items out of the way.  Don’t forget to remove items from the tops of tables so folks have a place to set their glasses and plates. 

Your Refrigerator is a MUST to declutter before Christmas–

Maybe the most important space to declutter before Christmas is the refrigerator. If you didn’t do so before Thanksgiving, take time to clear out anything outdated or past its prime.  Make space for all those delicious side dishes and desserts that you will be preparing in the coming weeks.  You’re going to want all the space you can get.

The Fridge should be at the top of your list of items to declutter before Christmas
Declutter your Refrigerator before Christmas

More places to declutter before Chiristmas

Your Freezer –

See above.  LOL!  Time to clear out your freezer of all those frozen mystery leftovers that you’ve been saving for another time.  Get them gone and make room for what’s to come!

Your Bathroom –

Time to do a deep clean and declutter your bathroom so it is in tip-top shape for when your guests arrive.  Clear off the counters in your bath.  Toss all those empty bottles in the shower and dispose of any of the other beauty products that you know longer love or use.

Your Kids’ Toys are another MUST to declutter before Christmas–

The holidays are coming, which means a new onslaught of toys will soon be here.  Time to donate any old toys the kids have outgrown or no longer play with.  Move them on and make room for what’s to come when Santa arrives.

Your Entry Way –

Put away the sports equipment, the backpacks and anything else that tends to land at the front door and never finds its way to its rightful home.  Put it away.  Don’t let it take up valuable space and become a tripping hazard when guests arrive.

Add the Entry way to your list of items to declutter before Christmas
Remove all the clutter int the Entry Way before Guests arrive

The final place to declutter before Christmas: Your Coat Closet –

The final space necessary to declutter before your holiday gatherings.  Make way for all those coats, gloves and boots that will be making their way into your home as your guests arrive.

Taking time to declutter before Christmas

Taking time to declutter your home beforehand will leave you feeling less stressed when guests begin to arrive.  It won’t take long.  I promise.  So, take the time.  You’ll be glad you did.

Here’s to Decluttering before Christmas and RESETTING your life!


Organization isn’t about perfection; it’s about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money, and improving your overall quality of life.” – CHRISTINA SCALISE

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