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I don’t like the cold weather.  Living in the Northeast I am reminded of that every Winter (yet I continue to live here; go figure!). Frankly, I’d be happy if I could go into hibernation from December through March.

Aside from weather, the amount of extra stuff needed to function everyday is enough to set me into a tailspin. From hats, to mis-matched gloves, and slushy covered boots your entryway can quickly pile up bigger than the snow drifts outside.

If blustery temps are forcing you to stay inside, below are 3 tips to keep you sane while you’re confined between your four walls.

1. Stay Consistent: Schedule 15 minute intervals every few hours to straighten up, flip the laundry, or load the dishwasher to keep your house from looking like a permanent war zone.

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2. Make it Simple: Use bins to divide frequently used items like hats, gloves, scarves, and extra towels. Use hooks to hang snow pants, coats, and other wet accessories.

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3. Be OK:  Arguably your house is going to be overrun with more stuff than you’d like; between toys, laundry and dishes you can drive yourself crazy trying to make your house look perfect. Relaxing you expectations will make your days more enjoyable. In the immortal words of Frozen, “let it go”.


When all else fails, pour yourself a drink and count the days until Spring.

Happy Organizing!