December 22, 2014 4:33 am
Kitchen – To avoid cluttering up your counter, get into the habit of immediately displaying, filing or recycling holiday mailings. Store papers you want to keep in a central location so that you will remember to revisit them later. If desired, create a space for displaying holiday cards.
Living Room – When unpacking and packing your holiday decorations, eliminate items that you no longer use from your inventory. Keep your decorations in clear, plastic containers with other seasonal decor so that they can be easily identified next year. If you don’t have a space for storing gift wrap, use a narrow workstation with wheels so that it can be carted away and kept in a closet.
Mudroom – Prepare for mess from winter weather conditions and a steady stream of holiday visitors by installing coat and shoe storage. Consider using vertical solutions to keep your floor free of clutter.
Garage – Stock up on items essential for winter weather, including salt, firewood, de-icer and shovels. Take advantage of wall space by installing a hanging pegboard.
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