The holiday season is upon us, and for many children, that means that Santa Claus is on his way. Toys and Christmas tend to go hand-in-hand, so many households find themselves trying to make space for new toys before Christmas morning. Taking the time to declutter your child’s room before the holidays hit can help to free up space, keep their rooms tidy and allow you to donate usable items to another family that may be in need. Here are three tips from More Space Place Sarasota that can help you painlessly declutter your child’s room.
Get Rid of Toys That Are Broken or Missing Pieces
The very first place that you want to start as you work to declutter your child’s room before Christmas is to immediately discard any toys, books or games that are broken, missing pieces or are in good enough condition to be donated. It may take time to go through games, but ensuring every toy has all of the pieces is important.
Donate Items That Are Not Age Appropriate
The next thing that you will want to do as you work to declutter your child’s room before Christmas is to donate items that are not age-appropriate. Your pre-teen may have loved Candy Land when they were in kindergarten, but it may not be anything they use anymore. Taking items that are not age-appropriate and donating them helps you to give to others in the community while also making space for the age-appropriate items your child will be getting this holiday season.
Ask Your Children What They Do Not Use
The last tip for decluttering old toys, games and books from a child’s room is to simply ask the child what they no longer play with or use. Just like adults, a child’s interests and likes can change. They may have loved one toy last year, but they may no longer be interested in it this year. Simply ask a child if there is anything they want to donate to another child and see what items they offer up on their own.
At More Space Place Sarasota, we know how important space and organization are to the flow and feel of your home. A cluttered space can feel cramped and unkept. We offer tips to help you declutter, while also offering space-saving devices to help you deal with the clutter you do have.
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Do you need some extra space during the holiday season? The home might feel a bit more crowded during the holidays. You have a lot of extra decorations, you might have a Christmas tree, and you might have a bunch of guests in your home. If your home is feeling a bit cramped, you might be wondering if there is a way to create more space. Take a look at several tips below from More Space Place Sarasota.
Clean Up the Messes Ahead of Time
Before people arrive, you need to clean up the messes in your home. You may have a bunch of cups and plates in the living room. Make sure you get rid of them. You may also have a bunch of expired food and drinks in your fridge. You’ll want to clean these up as well. Even limiting the number of decorations you put out leaves your home feeling roomier than it did before. Try to throw out anything you don’t need to create more space for your guests.
Label a Drop Zone for Everyone
People have a tendency to empty their pockets before they sit down. This could include their keys, their wallets, and their phones. This can create a lot of clutter in your home. Where are people going to be entering your home? Make sure you label a drop zone for everyone. That way, everyone knows where to put their items, and they know where they are located when they need to leave.
Use the Corners of the Rooms
If you want to create more space in your home, you must take advantage of every square foot of a level. Think about the corners of your rooms. What can you do to put them to use? You may want to consider shifting a few end tables into the corners to create room for extra seats. You should try to put your Christmas tree in the corner as well. That way, people aren’t struggling to walk around it. If you want to take advantage of every square foot, rely on the professionals.
Trust More Space Place Sarasota for Help This Year
It can be difficult to have a bunch of extra people in your home. You might be wondering how you will ever accommodate everyone. Fortunately, this is not something you have to tackle on your own. We are More Space Place, and we have an unparalleled level of experience helping homeowners get the most out of their living areas. We can put our skills to work for you as well. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can assist you!
The holiday seasons are here – is your home guest-ready? Save yourself from feeling stressed and flustered with tips from the More Space Place experts! From quick strategies to long-term improvements, we’ll help you get your home ready for the holidays.
Refresh Your Entryway
There’s no overstating the importance of a first impression. Even if the rest of your home is spotless, a messy front porch or entryway will set guests off on the wrong foot. A well-crafted entryway storage system can go a long way in keeping your front room neat and well-designed. The addition of a shoe rack, seating area, or coat rack can put the finishing touches on an entryway that’s perfect for hosting. Contact the experts at More Space Place Sarasota for more entryway storage ideas and solutions!
Make Space With A Murphy Bed
For anyone who finds themselves frequently hosting overnight guests, a Murphy bed is a sound investment. Any room can be transformed and given dual purpose with a stylish Murphy bed from the experts at More Space Place. A home office or hobby room can be set up as a cozy, luxurious guest bedroom – or vice-versa. Unlike air mattresses or fold-out couches, our Murphy beds are exceptionally comfortable, as well as quicker and easier to set up.
Organized & Efficient Kitchen
From fancy dinner gatherings to early-risers, a guest-friendly kitchen is important. Consider utilizing open shelving for cups, plates, and mugs, so your guests won’t need to hunt through your cabinets to find them. You can also rearrange your fridge and pantry to make snacks and drinks easier to find (and to place special food and drinks where guests won’t find them). A snack or breakfast basket full of fruit, granola bars, breads, and spreads will also make overnight guests feel extra welcome.
Make your home feel like a luxurious hotel with a few simple additions to your bathroom! Scented soap, air freshener, and hand lotion will make your home feel welcoming and clean. We also recommend one-use towels. Have a steady supply of paper towels, or provide a neat pile of one-use towels and a basket to throw them in.
Upgrade Your Kitchen With a Custom Storage Solution
With help from the experts at More Space Place, you can create a home that will wow guests and make them feel welcome. For a custom storage solution, get in touch with our team today! You can contact us online to get started, give us a call, or visit us at one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte!
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Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to prepare for Thanksgiving! But before you even think about pulling out those turkey decorations, you first have to pack up all your spooky stuff from last month. It can be difficult to find space for all your holiday decorations, especially in this season, when Thanksgiving follows so soon after Halloween, and right after that is Christmas and New Year. But while you may be still recovering from your candy coma, before you’re Thanksgiving feast you’ll have to find room for everything. That’s why More Space Place of North Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach has these excellent space saving tips to ensure your holiday decorations are stored safely and out of the way.
Store decorations Chronologically by Holiday
One of the easiest ways to keep track of where things go is to store them in the order that you need them. Throwing all your holiday decorations together in one bin is a sure fire way to lose track of what you have, and will make finding what you want when the season comes a huge ordeal. After taking down the Christmas lights it might be tempting to simply throw them in the holiday bin, but then you’ll have to spend all of Easter untangling your Easter baskets from the light strands. Have a separate bin for each holiday, and stack them in order so that the next bin you’ll need is always on top. After you’ve packed up your Halloween decorations, store the bin at the bottom, and by the time next year rolls around, if you’ve been diligent in your rotations, the Halloween bin will be waiting for you at the top.
Keeping track of your stuff is immensely easier if you simply make use of labels. It can be as simple as labeling your holiday bins. Having a simple bin labeled “Halloween” will make it much easier to find and store things than having to rummage around through memory boxes and off-season clothes in search of the unlabeled tub that stores your decorations. And if you invest in a label maker you won’t have to waste time trying to decipher a half-smudged scribble you made a year ago next Halloween.
Discard What You Don’t Need
While holiday decorations tend to gather a lot of sentimental value due to their associations with happy times with family, if you have too much stuff that only sits and collects dust for the majority of the year then you’re not making good use of your space. You don’t have to throw out all your happy memories to de-clutter, but if you don’t use it, seriously consider donating it or getting rid of it. It’ll save you space for disposable decorations, like fresh pumpkins on Halloween, or cornucopias at Thanksgiving.
Use Storage Containers in Holiday Colors
This is a nice shorthand replacement for labeling. While we still think labeling is an excellent thing to do, having a quick visual reminder will contribute to your time saving organization. Use orange and black bins for Halloween decorations. Store your Christmas ornaments in green and red containers. Put Easter décor in pastel packaging. This way you simply have to glance to see where a certain holiday’s decorations are.
With these tips we hope that storing and organizing your holiday decorations is now less of a headache. For more storage and organization ideas, visit More Space Place of North Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach today!