Don’t wait until you have unwrapped Christmas gifts all over the living room to prepare your home for an influx of new stuff. Here are some simple yet effective storage organization tips that you can do to prepare.
A few weeks before Christmas, as you’re putting up decorations, look at your belongings and get rid of anything that you haven’t used in the past year – there’s no reason to wait until after the holidays. Getting rid of old clutter will give you room to store new items. And starting early gives you time to go at a leisurely pace instead of trying to cram your storage project into a day or two.
If you have kids, take a portion of their closet at a time and work with them to help them get rid of things they don’t need or want. If the items are in good condition, encourage them to give these items to a charitable organization. Broken toys, stained clothes, and other items that are unlikely to be useful to anyone should be tossed out.
Consider Custom Storage
If you have a hard time finding storage space and/or keeping cupboards, shelves, and closets organized, consider a custom storage solution. Companies such as Closet & Storage Concepts of Boston can create customized closets, kitchen pantry cabinet units, and garage storage to suit your needs. Custom storage can make it easy for you to keep items neat and organized, prevent stress that is caused by looking for stored items that are buried or hidden, and enable you to keep the house looking neat and tidy. It’s a perfect way to keep holiday decorations organized in the garage, your kitchen pantry ready for holiday meals, and to make dressing for holiday parties easier.
The holidays present a good time to re-organize and shuffle items so that things you currently use are easily accessible and things that you want to keep but don’t use often are stored out of sight. Now is the time to bring out wrapping paper, holiday gift bags, and chunky sweaters. Also, have a look at your drawers, shelves, and cupboards to consider how you can make your storage areas more convenient than before.
Getting organized can be time-consuming and even stressful, but the end result is more than worth it. Going through your storage areas before the hectic Christmas season will enable you to clear out old, unused items, make space for new items, and create an organized home that will serve you well in the coming year. Stop by our Franklin, MA showroom to see how we can help you achieve your storage goals! We serve the greater Boston-metro area.