There are so many things you can do in fall. However, you need to get your home in order too. Organizing is one of the most important things. There’s so much lying around in homes these days and if you’re not neat enough you may have a very hard time finding the things you need.
We have a few simple tips that you can explore in organizing your home this fall.
Get Rid of the Clutter
The first rule of organizing is getting rid of the clutter. There always seems to be so much stuff around that no one uses. So, naturally, you will find a drawer somewhere in the closet where you put all these things. As long as you don’t see them then they aren’t a problem.
But the challenge with this is that you will keep accumulating more and more clutter to a point that you don’t have any space anymore. The best time to deal with clutter is during fall when you’re doing full house cleaning. Get rid of the things you don’t need and you will be fine.
We all know that homes have shelves but they are hardly enough. Shelves are often ideal for glassware. In case you run out of space you can install a few sideboards on the wall to be used as shelves. This will create new space for the glassware. The sideboards can be anywhere including the bedrooms or the dining areas. They will provide additional shelf space for whatever you have.
Basket of Slippers
If you love having guests over, but hate cleaning up after dirty boots and shoes, you can have a basket filled with warm slippers or thick socks that can help with the cold.
Just put the basket at the door so that everyone who comes in is welcomed by a pair of warm socks and slippers. This will also be extra incentive for visitors to remove their snowy and wet boots before they enter into your house.
Ribbon Storage Racks
Holiday ribbons are very common and people buy them in bulk. Since they are only meant for holidays, you will find them stacked in various places around the home until we find use for them again. The challenge with ribbons is that if they get loose they can create a huge mess. You can take care of this problem by creating simple racks on the wall to store them. This will ensure they don’t mess up your space. In the end, you will know where to find the ribbons when you need them for a holiday.
Do you have a shed? If the answer is no, you don’t have to worry. You can still store all your summer yard equipment including the sprinklers, hoses, and bamboo rods using simple wall sheds (also called lean to sheds). All you need are a few bungee cords. Stretch them between studs on either wall of your garage and use them to hold this gear. The bungee cords offer a practical solution that can be used to hold many things, not just the yard work essentials.
Labels Are Important Too
The idea of labeling things may seem like a time-consuming and old-fashioned option in organizing but it has a lot of benefits. Labeling allows you to store things with their names on it. If and when you need them, you can simply go through each label to find what you need. This will take a few minutes but in case you’re dealing with non-labeled stuff, it could take hours.
Organizing your home for fall shouldn’t be difficult. There are simply too many ideas to go for. The ones above will definitely help but keep in mind that the most important thing is to get the basics right.
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