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Get Your Home Holiday Ready

Tara Jones

Nov 17 2020

With more and more families choosing not to travel this holiday season, making your home a comfortable place to relax and enjoy is more important than ever.

Even if you're not 100% happy with your home’s decor, decluttering will make a huge impact on how your home both looks and feels. Less clutter will make you feel happier and eliminate a lot of the common stressors. Plus, with presents coming in December, you’ll need spots to house all of these new shiny things!

I recommend focusing on the kitchen and living room, since these are the spaces you and your family will be spending the most time in. If you have kids, you’ll want to also tackle the place where most of their toys are kept (this could be a section of the living room or a basement playroom). If your home has a lot of things, be sure to tackle one drawer, cabinet or section of a room at a time so as to not get overwhelmed and be left with piles of stuff. Make sure you have a bin for donation and bags for garbage and recycling handy.

Donate any items that you no longer use or love. Be ruthless! The space that you will gain will be worth way more than those gadgets that are never brought out. Make sure to resist the urge to save items to sell at your next garage sale or online auction. Unless the item is worth more than $100, it’s far better to let them go than to let “sale clutter” pile up.

Once your donate bin is full, bring it out to your car immediately (so things don’t magically make their way back into your home). Your local donation centre will be so happy to receive these gifts, and you (and your home) will feel so much lighter heading into the festive season.

Tara Jones

Owner & Principal Designer

Leva Interiors

(403) 808-2226


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