Winter is here, but that doesn’t mean your home organization needs to get left out in the cold. Fortunately, Homz is here to take the stress out of de-cluttering with seven tips to get your home organized and winterized this season.
Start by de-cluttering your mind. Take a walk (weather permitting), clear your head, and decide what your priorities will be for the season. What is your ultimate goal? Do you aspire to minimize stuff or are you just looking to get better organization of your things? Having a clear idea will ensure you stay on point.
Assess your space. In winter, people tend to be in their homes more, which can often lead to more clutter. Start your home de-cluttering by identifying spaces that will be used the most often and tackle those areas first. And stay focused and don’t start on another area until the first one is complete.
Take stock. Clearing the space of items no longer needed is essential to staying organized! For each space, commit to removing as many non-used items as possible. Donate, consign, or toss items not worn or used in a year or two. Every time you buy something new, commit to purging one item so you never outgrow the space you have.
Make a game of organizing with the 12-12-12 Challenge. This make a fun, competitive way of organizing your home. It’s a simple task of locating 12 items to throw away, 12 items to donate, and 12 items to be properly stored. Before you know it, organized 36 things in your house!
Relocate, if necessary. If you identify items that are better stored elsewhere in your home when cleaning house, relocate them. Sports equipment stored in the closet? Move them to the garage. Out-of-season clothes taking up precious under-bed space? Place them in the attic (you don’t want your summer attire taunting you right now anyways).
Group like items together. For example, in the kitchen, keep your baking supplies stored in a basket that you can easily remove from the pantry when it’s time to bake. This will prevent searching all over the house for something that is clearly not where it should be.
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17-Gallon Rope Handle Tub
This tub is great for storing items such as sports equipment, and its ergonomic handles make transporting a cinch.
6-Drawer Storage Cart
This six-drawer storage cart is ideal for general storing and organizing everything from tools to arts and craft materials.
Durabilt 22-Gallon Latching Storage Tote
This tough tote boasts durable latches that rotate and lock to secure lid, impact resistant material, and superior stacking support. Making it great for the garage!
Durabilit 15-Gallon Tough Tote
This heavy duty tote boasts superior stacking support and features holes for tie-down straps or locks to keep belongings secured.
Sources include BecomingMinimalist.com, OrganizedAtLast.biz.