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Your Ultimate Guide to Feeling Organisational Bliss This Season…

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to deck the halls, embrace the warmth of tradition, and create a space that radiates the spirit of the season. But, let’s face it — orchestrating a seamless and joyful Christmas requires a bit of planning and a dash of organisational technique. Fear not, in this blog we’ll embark on a journey of festive organisation—unwrapping the secrets to a stress-free and joy-filled Christmas. From creating the perfect at-home wrapping station to elevating your home with sustainable decorations, join us as we explore the art of organising a Christmas celebration that will be remembered for years to come.

STEP 1: Making Room For Merry

  • Start with a Vision:

Before diving into the decluttering process, take a moment to envision the kind of home you want to create. Consider the atmosphere, the functionality, and the emotions you want each room to evoke. This vision will serve as your guiding light throughout the decluttering journey.

  •  “Does it Spark Joy?”:

Marie Kondo’s KonMari method has gained widespread interest for its effectiveness in refreshing your home. The key principle is to keep only those items that “spark joy.” Tackle one category at a time (clothing, books, toys, etc.) and assess each item based on its significance to you. 

  • The Three Pile Method:

As you declutter, use the three-pile/ box/ bag method: one pile for items to keep, one for items to donate or sell, and one for items to discard. This method provides a systematic way to sort through your belongings and makes decision-making more straightforward.

  • Create Designated Spaces:

Establish designated spaces for specific items to avoid future clutter. This could include a designated spot for keys, post, shoes, and other commonly misplaced items. 

  • Organise Holiday Essentials:

Designate a specific area for holiday essentials like wrapping paper, ribbons, and gift tags. Having a dedicated wrapping station will streamline the gift-wrapping process and save you from last-minute searches for tape and scissors. For tips on time-saving tools and creating the perfect gift-wrapping station read step three.

  • The ‘One in, one out’ method:

With the abundance of gifts you will receive this Christmas period, it is necessary to make room in your home to prevent clutter from forming. Countdown the days to Christmas by donating or recycling one item each day of December. Whether you stay small and go through your stationery drawer or aim BIG and go for the dreaded wardrobe, by Christmas day you will acquire a pile of 24 unwanted items, ready to give a new life.

STEP 2: Decorating Sustainably

Oliver Bonas baubles
  •  Less is Sometimes More:

Embrace a minimalist approach to decorating. Quality over quantity can reduce waste and make your decorations more impactful.

  • Draw Inspiration from Traditions:

Christmas is rich with traditions, and drawing inspiration from them can be a wonderful way to infuse meaning into your celebration. Whether it’s the classic red and green colour scheme, the warmth of a rustic farmhouse Christmas, or the elegance of a winter wonderland, traditions can serve as a solid foundation for your theme.

  • Infuse Personal Touches:

Make your Christmas celebration uniquely yours by infusing personal touches into your chosen theme. Incorporate family traditions, favourite hobbies, or even inside jokes into your decor. This will not only make your celebration more meaningful but also create a festive and personalised atmosphere.

  • Natural Decorations:

Bring the outdoors in; use natural materials such as pinecones, twigs, and branches to create wreaths and centrepieces. Decorating with fresh, locally sourced greenery instead of artificial garlands brings a warming feel to your home. Dried orange/citrus slice garlands and cinnamon sticks make for a great resolution to filling empty spaces that need a bit of pazaz.

  • Homemade Ornaments:

Crafting homemade and personalised ornaments using recycled materials or items you already have at home is not only a great activity to get you in the Christmas feels but is especially good when you have children and want to create a keepsake which you will want to put up on display in your home year on year, no matter the trends and changes in taste.

  • Up-cycled Decor:

Repurpose old items into festive decor or give old decorations a well-needed refresh. For example, turn glass jars into candle holders or vases or add some fresh foliage to an old reef to give it some extra oomph.

  • Simplify the Packing Process:

There are many hacks which exist to aid the packing away process to make it ten times easier to decorate next year, as well as take up less space in the loft…

– bauble storage  – wrapping storage  – Christmas tree storage

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STEP 3: Creating an At-Home Wrapping Station

In essence, a Christmas wrapping station is not just a practical solution; it’s a gateway to a more enjoyable, stress-free, and creatively inspired holiday season. It transforms the act of gift wrapping from a task to be done into a festive and organised experience that contributes to the magic of Christmas

  • Invest in Essential Supplies: 

Gather all the essential wrapping supplies to make your station fully functional. This includes various wrapping paper rolls, gift bags, tissue paper, scissors, tape, ribbons, bows, gift tags, and any other embellishments you love. Having a variety of materials ensures that you can cater to different gift sizes and styles.

 Here are some products which make life easier when it comes to wrapping…

  • Storage Solutions: 

Invest in storage solutions to keep your wrapping supplies neat and accessible. Consider clear bins, baskets, or a rolling cart with compartments to organise and store different items. This not only keeps your space tidy but also makes it easy to see when supplies need replenishing.

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  •  Set Up a Wrapping Surface: 

Designate a flat, spacious surface for wrapping (a large table or counter works well for this purpose). Ensure that you have enough space to spread out wrapping paper, measure and cut without feeling cramped. 

  • Add a Personal Touch:

Infuse your wrapping station with a festive and personal touch. Consider adding a small Christmas tree, string lights, or tinsel to create a joyful and nostalgic atmosphere. Displaying your finished wrapping creations or using coordinated wrapping paper can add a cohesive look to the space. Matching your wrapping with your decor theme will ensure that the tree looks like a winter wonderland once the presents are beneath it!

STEP 4: Prepare for Festive Feasting!

Organising your kitchen for the Christmas period can make holiday cooking and hosting more enjoyable and reduce the stress which inevitably follows the responsibility of cooking the long-awaited annual Christmas roast. It is crucial that your kitchen space is maximised to make room for the turkey, mince pies and all other trimmings. Here are some tips to help you get your kitchen ready for the festive season:

Streamline Utensils and Kitchen Tools: 

Keep only the utensils and tools you love and use regularly. Consider multi-functional tools to save space and organise these into drawer dividers or consider putting them in a pot by your oven/hob.

Organise Storage Spaces:

Invest in storage solutions like drawer dividers, shelf organisers, and storage containers  This can help maximise space and keep things neat and tidy.

Optimise Cupboard Space:

Check the expiration dates on food items and discard anything that is past its prime. Use clear containers for grains, pasta, and other staples to keep things organised and visible. Ensure that both your fridge and freezer are being utilised to maximum capacity by eating any food which has been there for the longest first and consuming any pre-cooked or frozen meals.

Label Storage Containers:

If you’re planning to prepare dishes ahead of time, label storage containers with the date and contents. This will make it easier to find what you need and reduce confusion. We offer labelling with our home organisation service!

Here are some further recommendations to help you keep on top of your kitchen…


Glass jars with labels
Sustainable glass jars with bamboo lids
Warmest Wishes for a Joyous Christmas Season.
Thank you for being an essential part of our journey. May the holiday season bring you
joy, peace and moments of happiness with your loved ones. Here’s to a bright and prosperous New Year!


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