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SO Cozy Up for Winter
Once summer is over we tend to concentrate on putting away outdoor furniture, cleaning the barbecue grill, and taking a look at what we need to make living indoors more comfortable. When the air begins to feel chilly it’s a good time to make your home a cheerful, warm, inviting place to enhance the spirit, soothe the soul, and conjure up dreams for the future. But before decorating you may want to get organized by getting rid of things that have outlived their usefulness to make room for new things you might want to buy. Concentrate on a few square inches of space at a time and you’ll make inroads toward greeting the onset of fall/winter, and the idea of putting your whole house, or life, in order won’t seem so daunting.
During the summer months you may have neglected closets, drawers, and other storage areas. It’s easy to put off small chores like organizing a linen closet, for example, until a rainy day. Make a list of the small and larger things that need attention. As a suggestion, why not begin by cleaning out one kitchen drawer and getting rid of unnecessary clutter. This might mean throwing away old, stained, or unappealing napkins and dish towels. If you don’t have time for much else you can revel in opening that one drawer every time you need a “feel good” moment.
Making a “To Do” List
Making “to do” lists can be enormously satisfying. Armchair organizing is a prelude to action. Avoid the gift and toy catalogs. They are intended to provoke anxiety. It isn’t time to think about the holidays until your home is ready to accept the decorations and you have a clear surface to wrap gifts and a place to keep the fixings. With this in mind, try to organize things in see-through plastic containers that fit into closets. Label the outsides of the containers.