As you prepare to work in this zone, first decide how you want to use this area in your home. You might include on your list storage of: Seasonal decorations Seasonal house items like fans or heaters Household items you wish to keep but are not currently using Toys, clothing, or other items you wish to pass on to friends and family Out of season clothing or sports equipment Suitcases Archival paper Plan out a zone in your storage area for each category. Items you access frequ
Before you begin on this project, take a good look at the way it is now. Look at what is working (don’t mess with that area) and what is not working. How do you plan to use this zone? Do you plan to: Park your car Store trash cans/recycling Store tools and accessories Pot or repot plants Work on projects and store tools Store bikes and other sports equipment/outdoor games/camping gear Store entertainment supplies Store extra products Now bring the things outside. If it is a s
As you prepare to work in this zone, make a list of all the items you store there. The list might include: Seasonal decorations Seasonal house items like fans or heaters Extra household items you are not currently using but want to keep Toys or items to pass on to family or friends Out of season clothing or sports equipment Suitcases Archival papers Plan where each category will be housed. Items you do not plan to use in the next year are best stored furthest from the entry.
November is a great time to organize and clean out your attic or basement zone. It is not so hot or yet too cold for comfort. Also, many of us store our seasonal decorations in this zone. As you prepare to organize this zone, make a list of all items you store here. The list might include: Seasonal decorations Seasonal house items like fans/heaters Extra furniture and household accessories Toys or items to pass on to children or grandchildren Out of season clothing Suitcases