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How to keep your home organized this holiday season

December 7, 2017

Even if you are a meticulous housekeeper, the holidays can bring extra clutter into your home. Between cooking, shopping, traveling and more, staying organized can be a challenge. You can prepare for the season by finding simple ways to maintain order, even when everything around you seems to be spinning. Use these tips to help achieve small victories in your home during the holidays. 

 

De-clutter your pantry 

Since cooking and baking are likely on your agenda, take some time to declutter and organize your pantry. Begin by emptying out the contents and do a thorough cleaning. Dust-up in the corners of the ceiling and wipe down the shelves. Discard all items that have expired and box up anything you want to donate to a local charitable organization. Assess what you have and what you use the most. Things that are stored in the back tend to get overlooked. Consider investing in pull-out shelving so you can maximize every inch of space and easily access everything. Next, group like items together such as pasta and grains, soups, and cereal boxes, etc. Keep up the look of your organized pantry with weekly monitoring.

Organize your baking supplies

One of the most beloved traditions of the holiday season is baking cookies. Whether you bake a batch of your favorite chocolate chip cookies or make several varieties to enjoy throughout the season, it's a lot easier when you can access everything you need. Keeping your baking supplies organized in your decluttered pantry is the first step. Flour, sugar, and other items should be easy to find on your pull-out shelving. For upright flat storage like cookie sheets, muffin tins, and cutting boards, triple height shelving with dividers can make baking even more pleasurable. Avoid the hassle of lifting, shuffling, and rearranging everything in a flat drawer and invest in upright storage for your baking supplies. 

Store your spices for easy access

Since the holidays are so busy, time is of the essence. Whether you're cooking big family dinners, entertaining party guests, or making meals to donate to a local organization, having access to your spice rack is essential. A pull-out shelving system for your spices or a spice tower can be a lifesaver in the kitchen. Being able to see and quickly grab the spices you need will save you time and minimize frustration while you cook.

Organize your wet bar

With visitors coming and going during the holiday season, it's a good idea to spend a little time organizing your wet bar. Storing your wine bottles on top of the bar can look cluttered and ruin the taste. Wine should be stored on its side to keep the cork moist. Custom Glide-Out shelves will protect your wine collection and make picking out the perfect bottle for your guests even easier. It's a solution that will provide functionality throughout the year.

The holidays are an excellent time to enjoy your home. Eliminate the stress of the season by tackling the small projects that can help you enjoy your space even more. The simple solutions at ShelfGenie can make the holidays even better. 

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