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Fall Organization Tips: Suggestions For Organizing Things Around The House During The Autumn Months

Jul 1, 2008
Forget spring cleaning! Organize your home this fall and get ready for the cold winter months. This article is designed to provide you with some useful tips that will help you tidy up your home and prepare for a busy holiday season. Specifics may vary from person to person; however, the following information includes helpful and important guidelines from which everyone can benefit.

We're always sad to see summer come to an end. There's distinct chill is in the air, leaves are changing colors and falling... and certain areas of your home could use a little tidying up. The holiday season is quickly approaching and you need to start making room for family, friends and all the things that go along with them - gifts, food and games!

Fall is a great time to get organized around the house, preparing you for the holidays and also for the longer amounts of time you'll spend inside during the winter.

Here are some fall organization tips for tidying up your living space right now:

Fall Organization Tip #1: Go through your clothes drawers, and the kids' clothing drawers, to remove any items you or they no longer wear. You might be startled to discover just how many articles of clothing you find! Place the no-longer-used clothing in clearly marked boxes and store them away in the attic or another storage space. Better yet, pack them up and donate them - that could end up being the greatest gift you'll give this year!

Fall Organization Tip #2: During the summer months, the workbench area in the basement was largely ignored, and it might have been used as a "stacking spot" for inflatable water toys or other outside stuff. Now that you'll be indoors more, you may want to actually use the workbench for home improvement projects. Clear all of those stacked items away and put them in their rightful place. You probably won't need those pool toys for a few months! Then you can prepare yourself for any projects that might come up when you find yourself stuck in your home staring at that loose crown molding. Store loose nuts, bolts, screws, washers and other items in empty coffee cans or jelly jars. Be sure to clearly mark each can or jar in terms of its contents.

Fall Organization Tip #3: Begin getting winter-wear items ready, for example, boots (a great tip about boots: keep your boot tops from toppling offer, getting wrinkled and becoming untidy by inserting a clean 1-litre soda bottle into each boot.), scarves, gloves, hats and heavy coats. You might even find some fun equipment that you forgot about sleds, skis, snowshoes.

Fall Organization Tip #4: If you're thinking ahead to the holiday season, you might want to start organizing gift wrapping items and ornaments right now. Here's another terrific tip: many ornaments can be stored and protected in egg cartons, making them easily accessible and helping to prevent breakage or loss not only this year but also in years to come.
About the Author
Sharon Mann is President of the I Hate Filing Club, a group of nearly 100,000 office professionals who hate filing but love finding new ways to become more organized. For information about how you can get new ideas, sample new products and connect with your peers, visit www.Pendaflex.com.
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