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The Bulky Time of Year

Fall is the time of year where bulky things come out to play. When colder weather hits, our clothing becomes thicker, we seek out blankets, we begin decorating our houses for all of the holidays, and acquiring fun, themed flatware for all the parties. I am an avid decorator. So much so, that when it all comes down in the winter, my home feels bare and boring.

So how do minimize the impact of the fall clutter?

While I could allow my decorating tendencies get the better of me, over the years I have decided to invest in a few key pieces, rather than a lot of “fluff” that only sits in the attic for the majority of the year.

For Halloween, we invested in a theme that allows us to decorate multiple times through the year. We are avid Harry Potter fans (not too keen on the author anymore). Because of this, we enjoy floating candles, parchment paper, tapestries that look like brick walls and libraries, and BOOKS!!! This offers us quite a bit of flexibility in how we decorate and the types of parties that we can reuse the decorations for.

Instead of a big full tree, we opted for a pencil tree a few years back. This allowed us to maintain our space in our living area, while still enjoying some greenery in which to hang our ornaments. And while I’m not necessarily a fan of the laser lights that have become more popular in the last few years, it certainly does reduce the time and expense of hanging lights on the house.

Now, for clothing, layering is key. A few long-sleeved shirts, paired with a couple of sweaters, cardigans, or vests, can create a lot of options for your wardrobe. Even in the winter, I try to focus on a capsule closet.

If the prospect of pairing down your fall and winter items seems overwhelming, or you’re just not sure where to begin, get in touch today to find out more about my virtual or in person packages to get you started.

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