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5 Organizing Tips to Make the Holidays Easier

Try These Christmas Organizing and Holiday Organization Ideas to Make your Celebrations Less Stressful

You may already have, in your mind, an idea of what the perfect holiday season looks like. Picture perfect presents sitting beneath a beautifully adorned tree with your well-behaved, well-dressed family cozily sitting about. Or, you may be envisioning a holiday with a sparkling, illuminated menorah and 8 nights of immaculate, well-executed Hanukkah celebrations. Of course, the reality of the holidays is often chaotic, crazy and complicated…but it doesn't have to be.

Christmas organizing and holiday organization tips

The key to creating your ideal holidays is planning and organization! In fact, creating a system for where things go, and making a habit of putting them there, will help build a seamless holiday experience this year and every year that follows.

Holiday Organization Tips for More Relaxed, Organized Holidays:

craft center with drawers for Christmas organizing

Handmade Holidays Made Easy

Creating a dedicated craft space for holiday projects and homemade gifts is the best way to maximize the time needed to create such sentimental, one of a kind presents.

What to look for in a dedicated craft space?

We've "crafted" thousands of hobby rooms, and found that there are a few essential elements in any space that maximizes creative output.

Drying racks: Also referred to as vertical storage, are very important in keeping in-progress work undamaged.

Drawers and shelving: Plentiful drawers keep crafting materials well organized and within reach.

Still need help creating your dream craft room? Contact our experts here.

Room For All!

Unexpected overnight guests CAN be a joy during the holidays but only with a little foresight and a lot of space… right?

Planning is key, but you don't need extra square footage to make guests feel welcome and warm over the holidays.

A Murphy bed is the ideal way to save space while offering comfortable overnight accommodations that will have guests raving.

Murphy bed for Christmas guests aids holiday organization

A Closet Works wall bed is like a Murphy bed with additional storage in a surrounding wall unit. Whether you are looking to get the most out of a small square footage apartment, or creating flexible space in a home, our wall bed solutions make hosting holiday visitors effortless.

Eat, Drink and Be Organized

A well stocked wine center leads to more organized holidays

Nothing says holiday entertaining like a well stocked bar. But how does one store the essentials needed to entertain at the drop of a Santa's hat?

The right storage and organization solution makes it easy to have everything you need this holiday season with good cheer… or is that cheers?

Be sure to gather the basics for your bar, including Gin, Tequila, Vodka, Bourbon and Rum. Then, you'll need essential barkeep tools from can openers to martini shakers. And remember, lemons, limes and cherries are a must for any well-stocked bar.

The Perfect Pantry

Invest in good pantry organization to make room for all the holiday cookies, cakes and goodies.

You'd be amazed at how much more room we can "find" with effective organization. How so?

At Closet Works, we craft custom pantry organization ideas complete with pantry shelving systems — including pull out shelves and drawers — that fit your space and needs.

pantry with 360 Organizer for holiday organization

Our custom pantry units offer everything from wall units that integrate into your existing kitchen space to complete rooms dedicated to custom pantry storage.

easy mud room for boots aids holiday organization

Give Messy Foyers the Boot!

Take time to organize your mudroom or back door entrance to handle all the boots, jackets and snow pants the holiday season calls for.

Laundry rooms and mudrooms are frequently located together at the back entrance of the home. And, this space is most often used as the main entrance point for family and friends. This makes for a messy first impression of your home!

We've found that the following are essential in a well designed mudroom or foyer:

  • A spot for shoes for family and guests.
  • A system for organizing coats, hats and gloves.
  • Compartments for a "launch pad" for each member of your family to house essentials, think car keys, cell phones, purses or backpacks and the like!

The holidays are just around the corner but there is still time to have exactly the type of sentimental celebration you've been dreaming of.

With a little planning and a little help from Closet Works, no matter how frightful the Chicago weather is, the holidays at home can be simply delightful.

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Closet Works is Chicagolands' largest and most experienced provider of custom storage solutions. Since 1987, we have been helping homeowners by creating closets, pantries, office/guest rooms, wall units and more that help create a better, less stressful lifestyle. All of our organization systems are made locally at our factory in Elmhurst IL. USA. Great ideas to "Organize Your Life" and examples of our organized bedrooms, closets, garages and other custom organization systems can be found throughout our website. For more information on Closet Works call toll-free at 800-4-CLOSET (800-425-6738).