Keep It Simple – Festive Decorating Ideas

December 19th, 2011

So it’s the holiday season (in case you haven’t noticed), and decorating can be a challenge. With lights, ornaments, wrapping paper, Christmas cards, etc. – this time of year can be overwhelming, and it can be an organizational nightmare. But don’t worry, Jurassic Junk can help! We’ve research some ideas, and we want to help you organize and decorate your home in style for the holidays. Below are some tips to help!

Challenge: Too many ornaments – Solution: Consider a theme
Do you get caught up in the rows along rows of ornaments, snowmen, lights and stockings? Well, decorating can be a decision-making nightmare, so it’s a good idea to consider a theme. Ask yourself important questions, do you like bold statements? Or do you go towards soft and serene? Whether it’s sparkly snowflakes or homemade popcorn and cranberry decorations – it’s up to you, but remember, keep it simple and stick to your theme!

Challenge: Old versus new – Solution: Find the right balance
it can be hard letting go of old decorations because they have sentimental value. What makes it worse is that your house will become overcrowded and messy when you start buying more and more things with no place for them. So what should you do? Find the right balance between the old things you love and the new things you want. Take it slow, and go through your decorations one by one. Throw away those that are broken or that you no longer use. Another tip, it’s always a good idea to sort through your decorations before and after the holidays.

Challenge: No space – Solution: Make the most out of what you have
Space can be a challenge. Yes, that 6.5 foot tree might look magnificent, but if you don’t have room, then you don’t have room. Don’t overcrowd the limited space, instead decorate for your room. A lot of decorations come in a miniature sized versions. Get creative and decorate for the space you have!

Get Organized this Holiday Season

December 7th, 2011

The holiday season is here, which means decorations, cookies and of course shopping! What it also means is being overrun with to-do lists, holiday cards, and more wrapping paper than you’ll ever need. Well, as one of our gifts to you, Jurassic Junk wants to get you organized and prepared for the holidays!

Tip #1: Remember to organize your purse! Your purse can carry a lot of baggage – gift receipts, to-do lists, shopping lists, credit cards, etc. If you have a disorganized and messy purse, you’ll never find what you want, and you’re going to be frustrated. So save yourself the hassle! Clean out your purse before you go anywhere and just take the essentials with you. Then after you’ve returned, clean out your purse again. This way you can keep track of all your purchases and receipts too.

Tip #2: Organize your wrapping supplies. You might be one of those people who think you can never have enough tape, wrapping paper or ribbon. Well, in our opinion, there is no need to spend extra money on things you already have in your house! Keep a checklist of things you have, and throw away the scraps of tissue paper or torn gift bags that you can’t use. Once you have a clear idea of what you need, then go shopping to stock up on the things you need.

Tip #3: Don’t overlook the pantry. The holidays are a perfect time to go through your pantry. It’s easy for food to get pushed to the back and forgotten about, so take some time (we know, time is limited, but trust us, you’ll thank us later), and go through everything in your pantry. Throw away anything stale, moldy or expired. This way you will know what you need for your holiday parties, and exactly how much room you have to store the food.

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