Winter Home Organizing Tips and Guidelines – A Guest Post!

So, I’ve seen a few of my northern friends posting pictures of snow already. SNOW. Really?! WOW! I am having a hard time believing that, but pictures don’t lie!

While it’s not “technically” winter yet, while chatting with one of my lovely guest-bloggers, Sofia Lewis, she suggested a post on Winter Home Organizing. We decided we might as well get a jump on it, since it will be here before we know it, right? Let’s see what Sofia has to say about organizing your home during the winter!

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There are many ways to keep things orderly during any season, but winter makes organization much more important due to a number of factors, chief among those being the fact that we will often stay indoors for extended periods of time. To keep things well-organized, we will need to focus on a few things, such as the following:

  • A good way of handling your sewing supplies is to have a sturdy, three-ring-binder repair kit. This will help you find things when you need to do a project or some quick fixes on your clothes. You can also add some zipper pouches and a needle holder for additional supplies.
  • Something else worth doing is coming up with a useful smart calendar for the rest of the year, so you will never forget your schedule. You can use sticky notes to move appointments on it, unless of course you prefer an electronic solution instead.
  • Winter is a great season for charity and helping those less fortunate. Since it will be quite cold outside, why don’t you find a way to give older clothes to people who need them through a local charity, thrift store or something else? Another thing you can do is take some of your books you will likely never read, donating them to your local library as a great gift for the winter season.
  • You can also discard your expired prescription medicines and cosmetics to free up some space in your medicine cabinet. Use a cut piece of galvanized steel and glue it with construction adhesive to the inner side of the cabinet. You can use it to hold magnetic hooks for your scissors and other cosmetic supplies, as well as plastic cups for smaller object such as hair clips, rubber bands and other necessities.
  • You can also reorganize your hall  closet by adding a row of shelves under the jackets. Install them near the base of the closet and you will never have to dig through things to find what you need. The lower shelves can also be used for shoes and a number of other items such as toys or similar objects. Make sure you leave enough space between the shelves and the frame for your umbrellas or other things.
  • You can really make your place more welcoming by upgrading your already existing shelves. Floating bookshelves are a great addition to any home, especially if you cover them with wallpaper. Measure the shelves, cut the wallpaper to a slightly longer length and use wallpaper paste to affix it to the shelf, working one at a time. Cut slits into the paper at the ends and use the flaps to make it flawless and ready for use.

Well, I don’t know about you, but now I have some project ideas for the winter months! I love Sofia’s idea for organizing sewing supplies, and she’s right, it’s a great time to donate clothes to those in need, as well!

What organizing projects do YOU do during the winter?

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39 thoughts on “Winter Home Organizing Tips and Guidelines – A Guest Post!

  1. Thank goodness in Florida I do not have to do much reorganizing depending on season. I remember growing up in NY and watching my mom for hours rotating clothes and blankets etc. Not for me lol

  2. Here in Nebraska, though the days are still warm and lovely, they are getting shorter, so we are inside more. We naturally start cleaning and de-cluttering and preparing for more time spent inside. It’s a sweet cycle, though already I’m looking forward to spring—!!

  3. We’ve been cleaning out the house and have donated a bunch of things already. I plan on going through all the upstairs cabinets and cleaning those out too.

  4. Fantastic tips! We live in Pennsylvania and moved into our current home this past summer. We have begun organizing, donating and decluttering. With 3 sons and a daughter, donating is a big thing. Plus we homeschool, so that adds more to our need to streamline things. Thanks for the tips and inspiration!

  5. YES! I live in a 2 bedroom apartment, that is actually a nice size, but it seems like I keep filling it up with more and more…. junk! Haha, it’s nice to have some tips to help me get back to my clean and organized home :)

  6. Aha! A lower shelf in the coat closet is just the thing I need! There is always something covering up the shoes, like paper sacks or fallen jackets. Since this is also the kitchen closet, we have a broom rack installs to the side, so I’ll have to work around that.
    Thanks.

  7. I am so not into organizing. Of course I really should be–some of my closets could certainly use it. Maybe this winter when the snow is piled high and I am not on the computer or reading.

  8. We had a dumpster here a few weeks back and got rid of so much stuff, but it doesn’t even look like we made a dent :(

  9. I don’t usually reorganize for winter. I just get rid of things that I know we won’t be using the next year and btw we’ve had a bit of snow already here too. Winter is coming early for us.

  10. Well being from Trinidad, Winter is the last thing on my mind. However, I think these organization tips can work for anyone, anytime. I love the idea of donating books and clothes to others. I do that all the time.

  11. I usually do most of my organizing ( spring cleaning) during the winter months. I live in a warm weather state and I prefer to do those things when it is cooler. I go through each room every year and get rid of things that I haven’t used and rearrange and what not about twice a year.

  12. In the winter I tend to organize the garage sale stuff in the garage. Get rid of the things we know wont sell the following year. I also tend to organize summer clothes to pack and then get out the winter clothes. Since kiddo grows so fast, she often has things that won’t fit the following year, so they tend to go the garage sale piles.

  13. Winter is the perfect time for donating to a charity. I always make sure to get those clothes my kids have outgrown from last winter, so someone can have them that can use them now.

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