Is Your Home Storage Setup Ready for the Holidays?

They’re coming faster than you may want to admit. The season for family get-togethers, baking, snowfall, and of course – holiday decorations! It can be a daunting task to pull out and dust off those holiday storage boxes and to make the space inside your home for the cheery decor. 

To help, we at Harkraft are here to help with your storage and shelving dreams! Here are some tips to get yourself ready for the holidays.

Know Your Storage Needs

Without thinking too deeply about it, you probably already know the areas of your home that you want an upgrade when it comes to storage and shelving. Surely, there are areas in your home that are used for storage that simply are not working out. Closets, storage rooms, and garages are quick to fill up over time. 

Before you know it, you may not be able to get your second car in the garage because all of the holiday boxes have taken over half of your garage space. If this is the case, it’s the perfect time for a change!

Organize, Split Up, and Group

Make it easy on yourself this time as you break out the seasonal decor. Gather all of your holiday decorations and accessories and set them out in front of you. Sort them into categories – Fourth of July, Easter, Halloween, Christmas, and so on. Once these are all in the respective groups, you can begin to store your decor safely and wisely.

This is a very cleaning task to take for organizing your home storage. There are plenty of systems and custom shelving options out there to make storage completely perfect for your home.

Get Creative

Spend some time with the groups and piles that you have created for re-organization and think about how you want this storage or shelving space to look – will it look clean and functional? This may be a good time to consider hiring a professional. Professionals have a way of seeing the possibilities and bringing to life your underused space that has been the overlooked areas of your house.

Whether you work with a pro or take on these projects by yourself, think about maximizing your storage space in every area that is in need of improvements. The standard array of shelving in most storage spaces and closets is usually basic and can always be improved with custom shelving that takes advantage of dead or unused areas.

Store Safe & Wise

It may be a good idea to purchase some both bigger and smaller plastic bins – these are great for keeping all of your items together within appropriate groups. Within your bin, you may choose to group smaller items within zip-seal bags, or wrapped in bubble wrap if fragile. 

Twist ties can also come in handy when wrapping holiday lights, and you can also use empty paper towel rolls! Finally, be sure to label your bags and bins, so it is clear which holiday or season that it represents.

Out with the Old, in with the Custom

When you do actually begin to break out the seasonal and holiday decor, scan around your home to find things that can be replaced during this season. 

For example, if you have special holiday artwork or photos, simply remove your current framed artwork or photos and replace them with more seasonally appropriate ones. Any of your “every day” decor that you chose to replace, store in the bin that you used for the holiday decor, and there you go. Seasonal is in, and the “every day” is safely stored away.

Laminate or Wire Shelving

Wire shelving and wood laminate systems both have their advantages, and both will ultimately bring order to the chaos. Laminate systems are perfect for public-facing areas in the home, such as the mudroom. 

A customized system of laminate shelving in a walk-in closet, with custom lighting and high-end finishes, can create a well-defined feel that you may be seeking. The same closet can be equipped with low-profile, low-hassle wire shelving that can meet all of the homeowner’s needs for a fraction of the cost.

Laminate shelving can be custom designed and comes in a variety of finishes. It’s built to last and always easy to wipe clean and maintain. Wire-shelving is a low-maintenance, budget-friendly option. Wire shelving systems can improve any storage space by adding shelving exactly where you need it to be. 

Call on the Experts

At Harkraft, we know that the thought of customizing your storage space can be intimidating. We are happy to share our expertise every step of the way. 

Get in touch today to set up a free consultation or to talk about your home with custom shelving. Harkraft has been a leading company in creating organized homes with builders and homeowners for over 50 years.