It’s almost that time of year again. Holiday decorations are being sold in stores, pool equipment is coming off the shelves, and tank tops are being replaced by cozy fall sweaters. Stores are preparing for the change of seasons, but are you ready?
Getting your home ready for winter involves a lot more than taking out the air conditioners and throwing plastic over those tough-to-insulate windows. This is the time to get your home ready to make a smooth transition from your summer needs to winter needs.
If you need some winter organization ideas, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got mudroom tips, garage tips, and more to help you get your home ready for the transition to cold weather. Let’s get right into it.
Ideally, your entire home would be winter ready before the first burst of cold air or snow descends, but that’s not always the case. If you’re struggling to decide where to begin, then take this as a sign to start with your garage.
You don’t want to be struggling to access your snow removal equipment when the first storm hits. Make sure you pull out your snow shovels, snow blowers, and bags of ice melt well before winter officially hits.
Once you have all that pulled out, it’s time to put away your summer things. If you’re struggling with this transition each year, it could be time to rethink your organizational process.
A great idea is to invest in a solid cargo net for the ceiling of your garage. It’s an effective way to store seasonal items out of the way when they’re not needed. Then, when the time comes to transition between pool items and snow shovels, you simply take down the snow shovels and put the pool items in their place. It’s simple, quick, and doesn’t take up extra room in your garage.
Once your garage is taken care of, it’s time to tackle the mudroom. If you haven’t already, then you might want to consider putting up some custom shelves in this room. You can have them built to fit whatever space in the room you have free, and you could even add dividers to them to really enhance your organizational game.
This would also be the perfect time to invest in a solid shoe rack. These are great because you don’t have to worry about putting summer shoes away in a closet or something during the winter months. They can just stay in their spot on the shoe rack, along with the winter shoes. It saves you time and effort because it’s one less thing to rotate out every year.
Another helpful idea is to get a closet organizer for the mudroom’s closet. This will help keep track of everyone’s scarves, gloves, and smaller necessities throughout the winter. Then, when summer rolls back around again, you simply take the organizer out and place it in your basement or garage until you need it again.
Your living room might be your last thought when it comes to winter organization, but it’s just as important as getting your mudroom or garage ready. If you have a good organizational system in place year-round, it’ll make the transition so much easier.
Living roooms are where families spend most of their quality time, especially during the long winter months. Storage ottomans are great additions to your living room, and you can use them to store winter blankets and throw pillows. You could also add some cabinets to your entertainment center where you can store seasonal movies.
We want your home to be ready for every season, and having a great organizational system in place is key to ensuring a smooth transition. We can help you add cabinets to your living room or custom shelves in your garage, so don’t hesitate! Contact us today to get started on winterizing your home.