Have you been thinking that perhaps the mess in your house is causing you stress? Perhaps before Christmas you kind of shoved things in closets so that your house would look nice for out-of-town guests or for friends and family members who attended parties at your house. Or, it might be that it has been quite awhile since you felt organized. Whatever the case, from getting family members to help to arranging for storage rental, here are some ideas that might help you to get your house back in tip-top shape.
Don't Do It By Yourself - If you are part of a family, this might be the best time for you to get your family members on board to work together. Have a short family meeting where you explain to everybody that you have decided it's time to get your house organized. Choose a specific date, or maybe even more than one date, for you to work together. And, have a plan.
For example, write down all the things that need to be done. Begin by asking everybody to go through their own belongings. Have a section in your home for things that are going to a charity donation, another for items that will be sold at a garage sale, and another section that is just plain trash.
Arrange For Storage - Consider how to store things. For example, you might want to buy under-the-bed plastic containers where your children can keep their memorabilia. Those same storage boxes might be an excellent place to hold things like long rolls of gift paper and gift bags. Think of storage containers that can hold things like jewelry and shoes, too.
Have you considered actually renting a storage unit from a self-storage facility like Arctic Self Storage? Renting storage space is affordable and very convenient. You can typically access your belongings any time you want to. Storing things like out-of-season clothes, holiday decorations, camping gear, and large items like canoes and water or snow skis just makes good sense.
Think of writing down where you store things, whether they are in your home or whether you place them in a self-storage unit. For instance, if you have decided that you aren't going to be working with certain craft materials, write down where you put them. Then, when you're ready to use them again, you can refer to the list you've made so you'll know just where you put them.