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Staying organized during the holiday season may seem challenging, but with the right products at your disposal, you'll be equipped to handle everything from guests to gift wrapping with ease.
Below, professional organizers share the 14 products they use every year to make the season feel more seamless.
PNKS Acrylic Magnetic Calendar for Fridge
The holiday season brings with it events galore, which range from winter concerts at school to cookie-decorating get-togethers. Kylie Wade, the founder of Organizing for Life, swears by this acrylic calendar to stay on top of a packed schedule, noting that it is magnetic and therefore can adhere to the fridge, too.
The Container Store 19 Qt. Weathertight Tote Clear
Amy Berryhill, the founder of Spiffy Chicks, likes to store all of her holiday gift bags and tissue paper inside a weather-tight bin, separate from her supply of wrapping paper. "This helps me reduce waste and makes it easy to find what I need when it’s time to wrap the gifts," she says.
The Container Store Elfa Gift Wrap Cart Platinum
Make gift wrapping feel like less of a chore with a gift wrap cart like this one, which Kelly McGreevy, the founder of Styled Neatly, considers to be worth the splurge.
"These make any wrapping task so much simpler because everything you need is in easy reach," she says. Caitlin McBride, the founder of Home and Harmony, is also a fan of this cart. She explains how the cart's system is ideal for gift bags, wrapping paper, and even has storage for ribbons.
The Container Store Grey Wrap and Tote Organizer
For a more budget-friendly buy, try this wrapping tote, which Stephanie Naccari, the founder of Get It Done by Stephanie recommends.
"It’s versatile, accommodating both extra-long and standard rolls of paper," she says. "With compartments for bows, tissue paper, and gift bags, it helps maintain tidiness." Plus, its small footprint makes it easy to store anywhere, she adds.
The Home Edit By IDesign Clear Rolling Cart
Carts aren't just useful when it comes to gift wrapping, they can simplify party preparation, too. Marisa Smith, the founder of MAC Mom Organizing, likes to keep a stocked bar cart with snacks and other festive items ready to go in her kitchen. "This way, I’m ready to entertain guests on short notice," she says, noting that such a cart can also be used as a hot chocolate bar or dessert station.
HOLDN' Storage Christmas Ornament Storage Container Box With Dividers
You'll want to safely store all of your ornaments to ensure that they'll stand the test of time. Jocelyn Taylor, the founder of Popped Closet, appreciates this organizer due to its spacious size as well as drawers, making it easy to reach whatever is tucked away on the bottom.
HULKEN Reusable Grocery Bag on Wheels
Jennifer Guadron-Wyatt, the founder of J'Arrange Your Space, relies on her Hulken bag for more holiday-related tasks than she can count. Whether it's grocery store runs or moving decor items around, the bag will help lessen the load. "I pack my Hulken Bag and let it do the work for me," she shares, noting that the bag is lined, contains a zipper, and most importantly, is on wheels.
IKEA Kuggis Magazine File, White
If you like to decorate your home with various holiday-themed printables, keep them in a magazine holder once the season ends, suggests Allison Weigensberg, the founder of Everything In Place.
mDesign Deep Plastic Bathroom Storage Bin Box
If you'll be hosting lots of guests this holiday season, you'll want to prep your linen closet with plenty of extra supplies for visitors.
"A little decluttering and a few labeled bins and baskets are all that is standing between you and a beautifully organized space for your guests," says Weigensberg, who likes these clear, stackable bins.
mDesign Plastic Small Office Storage Organizer Utility Tote
if you like to send out holiday cards every year, you'll want to follow Janelle Williams's lead with this handy product. She uses a caddy like this one to corral all of her cards, stamps, packing tape, and envelopes.
"This helps me keep all the items we need to mail our cards or ship items in one place, and I can also carry it with me around my home for easy access," says the founder of Organized by JWC.
612 Vermont Christmas Light Storage Reel Holder With Installation Clip
Keep your Christmas lights tangle-free in storage with a cord organizer, which Williams uses. She explains how the bin will help save you a lot of time from untangling the lights.
Brother Versatile Label Maker
A good label maker like this one will serve you well all year long, but especially during the holiday season. "With guests coming and going, gifts piling up, and various decorations scattered around, labeling everything from gift tags to storage boxes can be a lifesaver," says Sarah Schier, the founder of Beautiful Life. "It adds a touch of professionalism to your gift wrapping, ensures everyone gets the right present, and simplifies post-holiday cleanup."
Whitmor Clear Everyday Wreath Bag
If you decorate with a faux wreath, you'll want a storage bag like this one. Schier explains how the bags will protect your wreaths from dust, moisture, and any kind of crushing, "Plus, they usually come with handles for easy transport and hanging hooks to save closet space," she says.
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