Get Organized for Seasonal Storage

 

It’s unbelievable to think about, but with the start of September fast approaching, it means that the summer is quickly coming to an end. It’s time to start preparing for school and getting those fall and winter items ready.

Here are a few simple tips that are going to help you get organized and prepared for the fall season while getting rid of the clutter.

Take Inventory

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What this time of year also means is a fresh chance to get organizing. As we start to put away those summer items now is a great time to take a hard look at what you have and figure out what can be given away.

If, after all spring and summer, you have not worn a few items of clothing, consider sending them off to charity, or sell them online. The extra space in your closet is certainly going to be appreciated once its time to get those heavier sweaters to the forefront.

Do the same with the kids toys, did a few old favorites stay in a box or the garage all summer never used, then it’s a good chance the kids have moved on to some new toys, and you can clear up some space by giving those old toys away.

Start Rotating

With the start of a new season means that, for many, a new set of clothes is going to be needed. For those who live in New England or the Midwest, by the time October arrives, the shorts and tees of August are long gone in favor of heavier items.

In order to not have a closet that is in disarray with all of your clothes everywhere, get an organizational system that allows you to rotate your clothing. An easy way to do this, especially if you lack a lot of closet space, is by getting wooden or plastic tubs.

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These tubs can store the sweaters, heavy skirts, corduroy pants, and woollen socks that are popular during the fall, in the spring and summer. Then, as the season changes, switch things up, use the same tubs to store shorts, tees and skirts used for the spring and summer.

Both of these tips are really easy to accomplish in just an afternoon, yet will end up saving you a lot of time, headache, and space over the course of the year. Continue taking inventory and rotating your clothes throughout the seasonal changes, and before long you will have cleared your wardrobe of unused items and given yourself a lot more closet space.

Do you have some of your own organizational tips that you use during the change of seasons? We’d love to hear, let us know in the comments!

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October 2, 2013

About Jessica Johnson

Marketing Director Extra Space Storage After an internship with a marketing company changed her passion from computer science, Jessica obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. Now Marketing Director for Extra Space Storage, Jessica oversees all of the company's social media profiles and is in charge of all brand marketing efforts. Jessica, an avid goal setter, reads three books each month. Another of her goals, doing something new each year, has brought her to become SCUBA certified, playing in a kickball league, learn to fly fish, and volunteer at the Sundance Film Festival. She also enjoys traveling and trying different and exotic foods. Visit Jessica Johnson on Google+

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