Organizing Your Fairbanks, Anchorage Home After the Holidays

The holiday season seems to come and go in such a whirlwind and it can create a similar issue in your Fairbanks, Anchorage home. After opening gifts, with all of their wrapping paper and ribbon, your home can start to turn into a storage facility of sorts until the new year.

Don't wait that long! Organize your Alaskan home now, clear the cutter and begin to organize all of the holiday chaos before we arrive at New Year's Eve next week. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Take down the tree
This is the best place to start organizing after the holidays. If you have an artificial tree inside your Alaskan home, wrap it in paper or a cloth before you put it back inside its box. This is one of the easiest ideas for cleaning up Christmas as those little needles can tend to pop up all over your home!

Clear the clutter
As you put away your holiday gifts, part with one older item. This can help clear the clutter immediately! For instance, for every new movie you receive, as you put it away, say goodbye to one older title you haven't watched for some time.

Start to clean out your closets. As you bring new items into the closet, find the outgrown pieces and make a donation pile. Making these types of trades can help you cut ties to older, outgrown items and organize your home in Eagle River, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Palmer, North Pole for the new year.

Put away the holiday decorations
Many Alaskan residents may have the idea of throwing decorations into the box and worrying about them next year, but things may break in the mix. Take the time to sort and toss items that may have broken this year, put each of the ornaments, linens and holiday cooking items in their own places. If you haven't already, mark special boxes for lights, stockings, outdoor decor— and if you're really into the holiday spirit, narrow down the decor by room.

This way, you'll not only know exactly what lights, ornaments, and decor you need to replace for next year, but you'll have an easier time finding the holiday decorations as well.

Keeping your home in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, North Pole and Wasilla clean and organized after the holidays will allow you to feel ready to take on the new year. After all of the wrapping paper has been cleared away, taking the time to sort your holiday decor can also ease your stress about doing it all again next year.

Still wishing for that new home for the holidays? Madden Real Estate can help you start 2015 in your dream home! Contact us today to discuss details of the Alaskan real estate market!

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Did you get a new pet for Christmas or are you thinking of adding one of these little additions to your home next year? Follow this chart to find the best pet for your Alaskan home. Whether you have a small space, an apartment, a house with a small yard or large yard, there is a pet for every home type in Alaska!

Wes Madden, CEO
Madden Real Estate
(907) 452-3000
Wes@WesMadden.com

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