I was thrilled to be back on Good Morning Washington to share some fantastic tips on decluttering and organizing as we kick off the new year. If you’re like many of us and find yourself surrounded by holiday remnants, fear not! I’ve got some simple and effective solutions to help you clear the chaos and start the year with a fresh, organized space.
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Taming the Wrapping Paper Chaos
Let’s begin with a common post-holiday challenge – unruly wrapping paper. Say goodbye to the tangled mess with a straightforward solution. Use binder clips to secure the ends of the wrapping paper and store them neatly in a clear garment bag. This not only prevents damage but also makes it easy to find the right wrap for any occasion.
Pantry Power: Clear and Organized
Next up, let’s tackle the pantry. A well-organized pantry is a game-changer. Invest in clear containers to ensure you can see everything at a glance. As you organize, take the opportunity to check expiration dates. If something is past its prime, it’s time to bid it farewell. This inexpensive and space-saving trick will keep your pantry in top shape.
Smart Storage for Specialty Items
For those special items like cookie cutters that only see the light of day once a year, I’ve got a charming solution. Store them in clear jars on the top shelf of your pantry. Not only does it keep them out of the way, but it also adds a delightful touch. No more frantic searches when it’s time to bake – everything is visible and easily accessible.
Junk Drawer Makeover
We all have that notorious junk drawer in the kitchen. Fear not, you can organize it too! Separate items into categories using small containers or dividers. This way, you’ll always know where to find your essentials without the risk of getting poked by a rogue safety pin.
Earring Elegance with Ice Cube Trays
Ever thought of using ice cube trays for organizing your earrings? It’s a brilliant and spacious solution. Categorize your earrings by type – silver, gold, colored – and keep them in a drawer with the tray covered. It’s a simple yet effective way to prevent tangling and make your morning routine a breeze.
Now, let’s extend our organizational efforts to the car. Small bags can be a game-changer for keeping your essentials in order. Whether it’s pens, reading glasses, or a flashlight, separate them into different bags and clip them together. Toss them into your glove box or center compartment for a clutter-free and efficient drive.
Bid Farewell to Holiday Receipts
As we transition from the holidays, don’t forget to toss out those receipts. Gift receipts, shopping sprees – clear them out. They’re cluttering your space and, in most cases, are only valid for a limited time. Free up space and start the year with a clean slate.
Jewelry Harmony with Pegboards
Finally, let’s talk jewelry. If you’ve ever struggled with tangled necklaces, a pegboard is your answer. Hang it on the back of your closet door, get some hooks, and let your jewelry shine tangle-free. It’s a small change that can make a big difference.
Thank you for joining me on Good Morning Washington. I hope these tips inspire you to declutter, organize, and start the new year with a clean and serene living space. For more tips on organizing, lifestyle, and everything in between, follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/christinadavesofficial/.