Five Ways to Decrease Busy Season Stress

Make More Space in the Kitchen

The changing season typically demands a lot of time in the kitchen, which means a lot of cooking and a lot of cleaning. This can mean a mess of cleaning supplies everywhere. Save yourself some space and hang some small desk organizers or pen/pencil bins above the sink and around the kitchen. Now you’ve got places to stash your cleaning supplies and a bigger space to work with. Learn other ways to make more space in the kitchen.

Use Baskets to Organise Your Bathroom

Expect to have family over during the the end of the year? If you’ve got people staying over but don’t have a ton of cabinet space, think outside the cabinet. Try using baskets or fancy-looking totes to hold bigger items like towels, bathroom cleaning products, product backups, etc. It looks decorative and it will stay out of your way during any last-minute bathroom cleaning extravaganzas. Check out more of these bathroom organization ideas.

Free Up Storage Space in Your Bedroom

It might fall into the category of, “Outta sight, outta mind,” but that’s not a bad thing. When you have a ton of people over during the changing season, you tend to pay more attention to the appearance of other rooms before your own. So when things get messy, don’t be afraid to store things under the bed to free up some space. Make this a hiding spot for shoes, boxes, off-season clothing, and anything that will give you more space in the closet. Here’s some more hacks for the bedroom.

Tidy Up Your Living Room Creatively

The living room is the primary hangout spot for family and friends during seasonal get-togethers, so you’re going to get quite a bit of traffic in this area. Keep things where they need to be by hollowing out an old book and use it to stash electronics or knickknacks like routers, TV guides, coasters, remotes, etc. Spend less time tidying up and more time in the presence of your loved ones with these other living room organizational ideas.

Hang Decorations with Plastic Hooks

Hanging seasonal decorations is pretty labor intensive and can get a little haphazard when using a hammer and nails. Enter: plastic hooks. Pick up these reusable tools for hanging wreaths, holiday lights, garland, and other outdoor decor. Most of these come with an adhesive backing, so you can even adjust if you place something that isn’t quite perfect. Here’s more outdoor decoration ideas for some inspiration.

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