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A Strategy for Holiday Decorations

SK Simple Solutions’ DIPS

DIPS A 4-part strategy for displaying, inventorying, packing, and storing seasonal decoration.

It is fall, one of my favorite times of year. The days are shorter and some of the heat goes away. I start thinking about the holidays that are coming. I get to take out the fall/Halloween decorations and join the seasonal change. And we all know that this holiday season will be different!

My son and I share the joy in changing the décor in our home. He brings the tubs down from the attic to begin displaying our treasures. One of the challenges of the seasons throughout the year is storing and displaying seasonal or holiday decorations.

Here at SK Simple Solutions we have developed a great service for this,

DIPS A 4-part strategy for displaying, inventorying, packing, and storing seasonal decoration.

1. Display decorations

If I could, I would change my furniture by the season! But I can’t so I won’t! Instead, I change my treasured decorations, towels, shower curtains, bath rugs, and kitchen towels. I also include candles and books in my displays.

Vintage Posters

  • Show off your collections in all rooms, hallways, and bathrooms.

  • Keep it festive!

  • Engage your kids in these traditions. Let them decide where to put décor.

  • Set aside some of the decorations that are for “the kids.”They can decide where to display their treasures.

2. Inventory your decorations

Inventory the season at hand. At the end of the year, you will have inventoried every season/holiday.

The joy factors

  • When you take the décor out of the container and hold it in your hand does it bring you joy or blah! A smile or an humph!

If Blah! or humph these are signals that it is time to retire that decoration.

  • Place unused or joyless décor into a giveaway bag immediately.

  • Take bag to garage or hall closet.

  • Reassess the joy factor as you collect decorations to put away at the end of the season/holiday. If there isn’t a spark, then let it join the giveaway bag permanently!

  • Yes joy, keep & pack it!

  • No joy let it go!

  • Welcome the new holiday/season.

  • Repeat

3. Packing

  1. Pack carefully and efficiently

  2. Take time to wrap delicate treasures.

  3. Pack your treasures carefully with bubble wrap, paper, seasonal towels etc.

  4. Pack the tub better than when you unpacked it.

  5. Label and/or color code your containers by season, holiday, or event.

4. Storage

Storage, packing, and caring for you decorations is crucial to keeping delight in the season. Arrange storage strategically to allow you to quickly get to the next season’s decorations.

Match decoration with appropriate storage type.

  • Bags-wreaths

  • Tubs- cups, towels, ceramics

  • Use towels of the season to wrap & pack the treasures.

Color code & label storage bins by season/holiday

  • Orange/Black = Fall/Halloween

  • Clear with brown lid = Thanksgiving

  • Green/Red Advent/Christmas

  • Yellow or light blue = Spring/Easter

  • Red/Blue = Summer/4th of July

Good luck and have fun this year with your holiday decorating and inventorying. Remember take it one season/holiday at a time. And don’t stop once the year has passed, keep going each year. Inevitably you will receive gifts from others to add to your home décor. Use the philosophy of “one in, one out” and you will always find joy in your home throughout the year!

Here’s what we do when we give you a unique, customize organizing plan.

The 5 Steps of a Personal Organizer: Consultation, Listen, Plan, Implement, Follow-up

  1. We offer a free 30-minute organizing consultation

  2. We listen without judgement to the strategies you have tried.

  3. Plan sessions to declutter & organize your space.

  4. Implement the plan using SK Simple Solutions.

  5. Follow up to answer questions and/or share their success!

Our process is hands-on, collaborative, and stress-reducing. We strive to increase your self-confidence to maintain your own simplified life. We can organize FOR you or WITH you.


Contact us: We look forward to working with you.

SK out! Have a great week! Be Happy!
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