Tidy Tip Tuesday: Seasonal Decor

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Let’s talk seasonal decor.

 

Even if you cringe at the idea of decorating your home, you likely appreciate a vase of fresh flowers on your table in the spring or pumpkins on your porch in the fall.

 

But many don’t make decorating a priority. Why? Because it’s too much work!

 

If decorating doesn’t interest you and you’re content with looking at the same throw pillows and wall decor year round…do it! Your house = your rules. Please don’t feel obligated to hang Christmas lights or display pumpkins if it doesn’t bring you joy.

 

However, if the thought of doing a home “refresh” throughout the year appeals to you but the action of doing so is overwhelming, you will appreciate this EASY Game-changer tip: TAKE PICTURES!

 

Decorating Steps:

 

Step 1: Decorate for current season 

Step 2: Take pictures of what you decorated

Step 3: Print or Make a file on your computer/phone called, “Home Decor”

Step 4: Refer to pictures you took each time that season rolls around 

Step 5: Enjoy your home refresh without the stress!

 

Let me walk you through the steps I take in more detail…

 

Pretend with me that it’s fall and I want to decorate my home accordingly. The first thing I do is pull out my storage tote that is labeled, “Fall Decorations.”

 

 

I prefer totes that are clear but please use whatever tote or box you have on hand.

 

I also recommend labeling your totes or boxes with a label maker. Doing so is visually appealing and easy to peel off if you decide you want to use the tote/box for something else in the future.

 

Don’t have a label maker? No problem! Label your box by printing or neatly writing what is being stored on a piece of paper. Then, tape it to the front of the container you’re using.  

 

Step 1: Decorate for Current Season (Fall)

Step 2: Take Pictures of What You Decorated

You likely have a phone that can take pictures. Even if your phones camera is poor, it doesn’t matter! We’re not looking for professional looking photos. Don’t overthink it. Simply take a few clicks of the decorations you put up. 

 

Bonus tip: If there is anything left in your tote/box after you’re done decorating, get rid of it! Keeping only the decor that you use makes decorating easy and stress free. Anything else is clutter!

 

Step 3: Print or Make a File on your Computer/Phone called, "Home Decor"

Once you take your pictures, it’s important to put your photos in a place where you won’t loose them. Put them somewhere safe right away so you aren’t scrolling your phone for hours looking for pictures you took a year ago!

 

I use to develop my seasonal decor pictures. I put the fall pictures in the tote labeled “Fall decor” and the winter pictures in the tote labeled “Christmas decor,” Etc. But lately I have been snapping pictures and placing them in a file on my phone labeled “Home Decor” instead. 

Step 4: Refer to Pictures You Took Each Time that Season Rolls Around

I use to dread decorating for the different seasons. I would put up a tree at Christmas but that was it. As a new teacher and later a mom of young kids, decorating was something I longed to do but didn’t make a priority because, “Who has time for that?!”

 

However, since deciding to take pictures of my decor, I no longer dread the process. In fact, I enjoy it! 

 

Step 5: Enjoy your Home Refresh Without the Stress!

When I’m done decorating, I like to celebrate my home refresh by lighting a candle, sitting by the fireplace, reading a book in my cozy space, or drinking a hot beverage while I soak in my surroundings.

 

Don’t stress decorating anymore. Enjoy the home you’re in!

3 thoughts on “Tidy Tip Tuesday: Seasonal Decor”

  1. Nice idea! Having a tiny apartment, my motivation for decorating is low to none, because there is not much extra space. But if there is an arrangement I came up with that I like, why not capture it for future reference?

    This year I also took a lot of my decorating cues from nature, meaning that I stole pinecones and other natural decorations which could return to their natural habitat at the end of the season (less dusty storage). I would like to try orange slices or other easy, fresh decorations next time around! Thanks for your post!

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  2. Such great tips! Bless you for inspiring all of us while reminding us to make it our own. Comparison is a trap and thief of joy. This gives permission to be who He created us to be while we create! 🎉❤️

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  3. Thank you, Stephanie! I also enjoy labelling my boxes. These days the easiest for me is masking tape and a black marker or pen. It’s noticeable and easy to read.

    Another tip: I pack away some of my everyday knickknacks to make room for seasonal decor. When I replace them again they feel fresh.

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