This time of year is a busy one for homeowners around Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties. With the arrivals of out-of-town guests, meal preparation, gift buying, and errand running, there’s hardly time for chores. However, keeping your home organized can go a long way in keeping you sane this holiday season. Here, your local experts at Closet & Storage Concepts of Modesto have shared some tips to help keep your home clutter-free throughout the chaos.
Clear Out Your Closets
In preparation for the extra space you’ll need to hide your kids’ gifts and store any new gifts you receive, it’s good to consider clearing out your closets in advance. Perhaps this is something you’ve been putting off. If your space is overflowing with things you no longer want or need, it’s time to pull the plug. Donate anything still in good condition. Many organizations collect extra donations during the holidays, so it shouldn’t be hard to find one you like. Once you’ve cleared out the extras, consider organizing your remaining items in a strategic way. Some homeowners in the Modesto, Manteca, and Turlock areas organize by season, some by occasion, and others by color coordinating their items. Find one that works for you and go with it. If you’ve found that you simply just can’t get your closet organized, perhaps it’s time to consider installing a customized closet system. Start by scheduling a free consultation with one of our design specialists.
Make Lists Before You Shop
The last thing you need during the holidays is to accumulate extra things. That’s why making a list before you go shopping is important. You may think you need to purchase more gift wrap supplies, holiday dishes, or baking pans. However, before you add anything to your shopping list, check to make sure you don’t already have it.
Prepare Your Guest Room Early
If you have guests arriving in a few weeks, prepare your guest room now. Waiting until the day before will cause unneeded stress. Make sure the bed has clean sheets, vacuum the floors, clean any dusty surfaces, and clear out anything you’ve been storing in the guest room if it’s in the way. If you don’t have a guest room and plan to put up your visitors on the couch, consider an alternative. Not everyone has a spare bedroom, but there are other accommodations that can be made. A Murphy bed can be a great solution to create a dual-use area, as these space-saving beds can work in a variety of spaces. Home offices or craft rooms are both great places to add a Murphy bed.
Hopefully these tips can help relieve a little bit of the usual holiday stress by keeping you more organized this season. To learn more, contact Closet & Storage Concepts of Modesto today!
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