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How to Organize Your October

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Why Should You Organize During October?

October marks the beginning of the busy holiday season. Not only does organizing create more space for you to enjoy, but you’ll also be able to focus on the more important parts of the holidays. Being aware of what you have and how much space you need is helpful when planning family visits, pulling decorations out of storage and hosting holiday events. Imagine what you can do with more room in your home by simply cleaning your garage or other rooms in your home.

Organization Tips to Get You Started

Beginning an organization job can be especially difficult without proper planning. Before you dive in, it’s best to do some preparation. Here’s how to start organizing properly.

Make a To-Do List

Prioritize your tasks by formulating a to-do list. Whether it’s reorganizing the holiday decorations in the garage or tackling the playroom, having clear expectations for what you hope to accomplish will help you effectively manage your organization process.

Take Inventory

Before sorting through your belongings, take inventory of what you have. You’ll be able to determine what items you can keep, sell or donate. In doing this, you may also prevent yourself from buying duplicate items in the future.

Assess Your Current Storage Availability

Before visiting an organization store and purchasing an entirely new system, get creative with your current storage options. Glass jars can be repurposed to store small items such as Q-tips, cotton balls, or round pads, while larger containers can store bulky winter clothing.

You may come to find that you have more available space than you thought once you begin to purge items.

Get Rid of Unnecessary Items

Be honest with yourself while going through your belongings. Items you haven’t used or worn in a few months are probably safe to get rid of–and may be of more use to someone else, so consider donating or reselling. Organizing with intention will prevent clutter from building up in the future.

How Do I Stay Organized?

To stay organized, it is important to revisit your checklist every once in a while. This will allow you to identify any areas that may need to be retouched. Overall, your newly organized space will be easier to maintain and can stay tidy with continued effort (that won’t take as long as your initial reorganization).

A few ways to keep your clutter under control include:

Declutter Your Home—Inside and Out

Now that the inside of your home has a brand new, organized look, it may be time to revamp your home’s exterior. Contact us to learn more about how our custom replacement window options can instantly refresh your home’s curb appeal.