When we think of change and new habits we instantly think of a new year. Writing a different number in our day planner, on our next school assignment, or in a business email seems to make the passage of time more tangible, and although a year can pass in a blur something about a new year seems to shake us.
However, making changes in the winter can be very hard. Many people find it difficult to stick to New Year’s resolutions and this may be because other than the date nothing has changed much. The weather continues to be the same and most people maintain the same routine in terms of their living situation and job. When we think about it the transitioning of the seasons offers a better environment to facilitate the formation of new habits and day-to-day practices. Especially in September, when kids are going back to school, adults are starting new jobs, and families are moving into new homes, a lot is changing. The drastic change in routine caused by the transition from summer to autumn is a unique opportunity to get organized as you adjust to a new schedule. In many ways when everything around us changing it’s a great opportunity to jump into change ourselves.
Here at Closet and Storage Concepts in Charlotte we see September as a unique opportunity during the year to de-clutter and get organized. As soon as the end of October hits the holidays begin, leaving you little time to prioritize your home as your schedule thickens with family events and social obligations. Most people want to get the cleaning done before the holidays, and we’ve provided some tips to help you out.
1. Invest in custom storage
Many of us have gotten into the trap of cleaning or tidying up as opposed to organizing. Although tidying up a living room or home entertainment center offers short-term relief it doesn’t offer a long-term solution. True organizing requires parting with items that are no longer functional or emotionally valuable, and creating permanent locations for our belongings. Here at Closet and Storage Concepts we offer custom storage and organization solutions to ensure that once your home is organized, it stays that way. We can design and construct storage systems specific to your lifestyle and belongings.
2. Start with the garage
In many homes, the garage is the most intimidating place to start organizing. For most of us the garage has become somewhat of a storage locker, a place to throw holiday decorations, yard tools, outdoor gear, and more. Realistically, September is a great time to tackle the garage. During the summer it’s often more frequently used and during the holidays it’s more difficult to motivate ourselves to get out there and start organizing, or find the time to do so. Closet and Storage Concepts offers custom garage organization. We’re here to help you face your cluttered garage!
September is a time for new habits and routines, and we’re here to encourage that change by providing you with an organized space! Call us today, we’re happy to help!