Take advantage of colder temps and dreary days to get a head start on a few organizing projects you’d typically do during Spring. Warmer days call us outdoors after being cooped up all winter, so who wants to spend precious hours inside organizing? Plus, you’ll have plenty of projects in the garage and yard next season, so don't procrastinate and get started organizing now!
During the upcoming weekends, try to focus on one area at a time:
File Cabinets. Get papers sorted for tax season and start a new file for the current year. You’ll be ready to organize your tax information and make your life easier next year.
The Home Office. Purge and reorganize all drawers, cabinets, and bins. Get rid of anything you no longer need or use.
Holiday Decor. If you didn't organize your holiday decor when you took it down, pull it out and get rid of anything you didn't use last year.
The Linen Closet. Evaluate your sheet sets and keep 2 sets per bed. You really don't need more. Towels are another item in abundance. Keep a few for rags, then donate extras to an animal shelter.
The Kitchen. Break down your space into two weekends, depending on the size of your kitchen. Concentrate on the pantry, check for expired foods and implement better storage systems if needed. Next, address all drawers and cabinets. Purge, purge, purge! Most people have cabinets crammed full of cups, glasses, and bowls, but only use a handful. Donate or relocate anything that isn't used in order to free up space. Don't forget the junk drawer. Every household has one! Even a junk drawer works better if it's organized. (For additional kitchen organizing tips, check the links below).
The coat closet. By now you'll see which coats you haven't worn this season. Clear out the old outerwear, and bless others in need.
The medicine/bathroom cabinet. Check expiration dates and organize items by category in bins or baskets.
The closet. Get into the habit of purging your closets at the end of each season and get rid of anything you no longer use. Here are some easy steps to tackling your closet.
These few projects will likely keep you busy for the rest of winter and give you free time to spend outdoors when the warmer weather returns.
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