Fall Cleaning and Storage Tips to Consider in Your Home

Fall Cleaning and Storage Tips to Consider in Your Home

With summer in its later stages and fall beginning to appear around the corner, many homeowners are already getting started with basic fall cleaning and organizing themes that are typically carried out at this time of year. What are some of the key areas to be considering if you're going about this process, or preparing to do so?

At Precision Closets & Garage, we're happy to offer a variety of closets and other storage options to our clients, from kids' closets and reach-in closets to larger walk-in closets and storage selections for many other rooms in the home. What are some general fall cleaning tips that relate to storage, and how might our products assist you in these efforts? Here's a basic primer.

Wardrobe Rotation and Storage

One way that many people save space from season to season is by rotating what's in their wardrobe and storing away seasonal items that aren't currently being used. If you have a smaller closet, this can be a helpful tip to follow; and if you have one of our reach-in or walk-in closets, you likely have plenty of space to keep all of your clothing options within easy reach.

For example, let's say that you generally only wear shorts during the spring and summer months. As fall starts, you can begin to pack these items away (along with any other summer-specific clothing) and make more room in your closet for items that will be worn during cooler weather. We offer a variety of storage containers, some of which are specifically designed for storing away seasonal clothing, that can make this process easier.

Pantry and Kitchen Organization

The kitchen is another common area of the home where people like to focus their fall cleaning efforts. A good way to start here is by taking inventory of what you have on hand in your pantry and cabinets, and then organizing everything in a way that makes sense. This might involve throwing away expired items, transferring dry goods to airtight containers, and so on.

The pantry is often of particular importance during the fall and winter months, as this is when people tend to do more baking and cooking from scratch. If your pantry is cluttered and unorganized, it can be tough to find what you need when you need it. Our kitchen storage solutions can help you to better utilize the space in your pantry and keep everything organized.

Garage Decluttering

For many people, the garage is one of the most neglected areas in the home when it comes to cleaning and organization. This is often because it's viewed as a space for storage rather than a living space, but taking the time to declutter and organize your garage can make a big difference. Not only will this give you more space for storing away seasonal items, but it will also make it easier to find what you need when you need it.

Our garage storage solutions are designed to help you make the most of the space in your garage. We offer a variety of shelving, cabinetry, and other options that can be customized to fit your specific needs.

Yard Cleanup

While it's less related to storage in many cases, another common fall cleaning task is yard cleanup. This might involve raking leaves, trimming bushes and trees, and so on. If you have a lot of yard waste, you might need to invest in a storage solution specifically for this purpose.

Kids Spaces

If you have children, the fall is also a good time to focus on decluttering and organizing their rooms and storage spaces. This might involve going through their clothes to see what still fits and what needs to be stored away or donated, as well as organizing toys, books, and other items.

The theme of back-to-school is often a good motivator for getting kids involved in the process of decluttering and organizing their own spaces. Our kids storage solutions can help to make this process easier and more fun for both you and your child.

Mudroom Considerations

Whether you have a mudroom, a powder room or any similar space in or near your entryway, this is another area that can benefit from some attention during the fall cleaning process. This is a space where people often tend to drop things like jackets, shoes, hats, and so on, so it's not surprising that it can become cluttered over time.

Taking the time to declutter and organize your mudroom now can save you time and hassle later on. Our entryway storage solutions can help you to make the most of this space and keep it organized all year long.

Consider Storage Accessories

Finally, as this is a great time of year for storage in general, it's also a good time to consider investing in some new storage accessories. This might include things like shelving, racks, bins, and so on. We offer a wide variety of storage accessories that can be used throughout the home, so you're sure to find something that meets your needs.

These are just a few of the many things to keep in mind as you begin your fall cleaning and storage efforts. By taking the time to focus on these key areas, you can make a big difference in the way your home looks and feels. And, when winter comes, you'll be glad you did!

For more on this, or to learn about any of our custom closet or storage solutions, speak to the team at Precision Closets & Garage today.