As the weather gets chillier, everyone spends more time inside our homes! This downtime gives you a better opportunity to finish those organizational tasks you have been putting off.
But if you spend valuable time every year transitioning from season to season, think about the smart investment of a Cook shed. A fun way to organize your building is to choose a corner for each season and group those items together. With the time and money you save over the long-haul, it’s definitely a smart investment.
Take advantage of the extra time you have (while bundled up in a warm, comfy house) to get those project taken care of! So here are several basic organizational ideas tailored to the winter months!
Go through your calendar
The beginning of winter means the end of the year is coming up and you have to get planning for the next year. So grab you calendar and go through and mark those holidays, birthdays, vacations and other important dates. This ensures that you are up-to-date with every big day and you will help prepare beforehand.
You can easily create a sticky note calendar that is changeable and adaptable to your schedule. Start with a square piece of fiberboard, spray paint it and use tape to create a seven by seven grid of squares. Use different colors of post-it notes, to draw your eye to specific dates.
Organize cold weather stuff
Get out all those things that you only use in the winter like mittens, gloves, scarves and hats and organize them now. Put them in colorful closet bins or in an overhanging organizer in your entryway. Then, you can just grab those things right when you are headed out the door.
Repair anything that needs it with your sewing supplies organized using a three-ring binder with clear zipper pouches. Don’t forget to donate items that have been outgrowth or just aren’t worn anymore. Wash them and ask any friends or relatives to bring theirs when they come to visit.
Get filing those papers
A great New Year’s resolution is to get all those papers, files and folders organized and ready to go for another year. Shred those expired coupons, junk mail and other items you thought you might use. If you need to save them, move files from a cabinet and store them in labeled boxes. Electronically file everything you can to save even more space!
Stock up your pantry
It’s smart to be prepared for the unknowns of winter weather by stocking up on canned and dry goods, soup mixes, pasta and sauce, oatmeal, hot chocolate and spices to add flavor to those winter dishes.
Those things will help hold you over during bad weather so you won’t have to run to the grocery store. Make sure to organize these items by type and put those with the earliest expiration date closer to the front. Drawer and closet shoe organizers are also helpful to keep everything in its place in your pantry.
It’s always a smart idea to get prepared before things happen, with a stocked up pantry or with a secure and safe storage space for all your families’ belongings. If you are interested in learning more about finding the perfect spot for a Cook building in your yard, click below and use our location guide!