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Reorganize Your Living Room for the Holidays

A few weeks ago, I was a contributor on the Redfin blog 25 Livingroom Organization Ideas for Every Home. As I read through the blog, I was excited by all of the wonderful ideas contributed by fellow organizers, Cris Sgrott, Linda Samuels, Vickie Dellaquila, and Dr. Regina Lark to name a few.

Reading through the 25 tips for Living Room Organization made me realize how many of these would be great to incorporate when reorganizing your living room for the holidays.

I know that I always have to remove a few pieces and move some furniture to make room for my Christmas tree. I also need to clear off surfaces to show case my holiday décor.

I tend to entertain more during this season so the idea of staying true to my ideal purpose of the living room is important as I reconfigure furniture and décor. I will want seating arrangements that encourage conversation. I will want to leave surface space for guests to place their snacks and drinks.

I love to come into my living room every morning when my decorations are in place and light my tree and have my first cup of coffee. With this in mind it is important that we have a decluttering schedule so that this area is kept tidy. Daily old newspapers, kicked off shoes, and drink mugs or glasses need to be removed in the evening so that the area is welcoming in the morning.

The vision for my living room is to have it be a welcoming space where anyone can come in and relax and enjoy the season.

I would love to hear from you on what you do to reorganize and set up your living room for the holidays.

If you want help or just some accountability in organizing a space in your home or working any other organizational plan either outside or inside your home, join Diane Quintana and me on our Clear Space For You clutter support group.

Jonda S. Beattie, Professional Organizer owner of Time Space Organization, and co-owner of Release, Repurpose, Reorganize. She is based in the Metro-Atlanta area. As presenter, award-winning author, as well as a retired special education teacher she uses her listening skills, problem solving skills, knowledge of different learning techniques, ADHD specialty, and paper management skills to help clients tackle the toughest organizational issues. Jonda does hands on organizing and virtual organizing. For more of Jonda’s tips connect with her on Facebook.

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