5 Ways to Maximize Storage Before the Holidays
Holidays bring a lot of unique needs for space in your home. Whether it is your love of decorations or special holiday treats, we can all use more space around our home at this time of year.
1. Closet Cleanup
With a change of season, there are many items of clothing that you no longer need readily available. Now is a great time to go through your closets to put away seasonal wear, and consider donating your rarely worn items to refine your wardrobe, and gain additional closet space.
2. Home Inventory App
Sort out your life with a home inventory app, like Sortly or Airtable! Know exactly where things are to make your holiday decor swap a breeze. Like the files on your computer; you can organize your storage spaces by location, type, or tags to easily locate the items you’re looking for. Take it to the next level with barcodes, serial numbers, or photos!
3. Gift Wrapping Station
Make your life a little easier this year with a gift wrapping station or kit, so you can quickly and easily get your wrapping done without turning your whole house into the North Pole Workshop! You can buy a ready-made gift wrapping tote bin, or create an area with an unused dresser. Create a space with a wrapping surface, and place to tuck away your tools.
4. Holiday Baking Cart or Cupboard
Baking holiday treats, and receiving them, is one of the many highlights to the holiday season. For the bakers out there, you know that holiday baking demands a list of ingredients that can be unique to the season! Storing all of the important items together in one cupboard or rolling kitchen cart will make it easier to prep, and clean!
5. Take Stock of the Kitchen
With holiday baking and family gatherings, there is always something cooking up for the holidays! You will thank yourself for all of the extra storage you will have once you take a deep dive into your fridge, cupboards and pantry. Organize the space, throw away expired items, and set aside unused or unwanted items that can be donated to the Food Bank.