Have you put away the holiday decorations yet? If you haven’t, you’re not alone, but it is time. The kids are going back to school. The rest of us are getting back to a routine. It’s time to look forward to the next season, even if that is the second half of winter.
For our 31 Days of Clutter-Free Living prompt today, I’m here to encourage you to put away those decorations safely and in an organized way so you can find them next year. In a recent article, I offer 7 critical thoughts about putting away holiday decor so it doesn’t end up looking like this with broken treasures at the bottom:
In a few cases, you might be able to extend your decor into early spring, or find a way to make it work in your every day decor, so you have less to store. We’ll call this an organizing hack.
Last year, I picked up these cute mini-pillows at Target, and when we put away decorations, I just turned the design to the backside. But the kids didn’t get it, and they kept turning the snowflake and reindeer back around to face us. That got annoying sometime around May.
I created little envelope slipcovers for these sweet pillows, and now they get to stay out all year. Maybe you can use this trick, too.
How to Make an Envelope Slipcover for Pillows
If you sew at all, this project is a cinch. If you don’t sew, this is a perfect project to start with. No zippers! Cut a strip of fabric one inch wider than 2x the width of your pillow and sew 1/4″ seams on each end.
Turn the fabric wrong side out and overlap the seams by about a half inch. Then sew along just the top and bottom.
You don’t even have to worry too much about this being a straight seam because you’re going to turn it inside out on the next step, and then stuff the holiday pillow inside. There’s that little dear!
I covered the second one in a coordinating fabric. Don’t you just love these bright designs from OnlineFabricStore.com? Makes me think spring is just around the corner.
Of course, you can’t hide all of your decorations, but some things you can.
Do you have any tricks for hiding holiday decor in plain sight?
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