It’s been almost 20 years since I started living in my house.
But despite being an avid DIYer, it’s still a tough job to do in the snowy mountains of northern New York.
The average temperature in February is about 20 degrees, which is well below average for New York City.
And when it’s not, I’m left wondering what to do when the wind blows in.
Forget all that, though.
I’m not even going to dwell on how I manage to get everything I need from my kitchen cabinets and drawers to my living room.
For the winter, I’ve created a simple plan for keeping my house neat and organized.
Here are the essentials to keep your house tidy and organized:Keep a handy-dandy paper trail for items you can access when you need them.
Forget the fridge or microwave.
I don’t care about them.
Instead, set aside a notebook for your personal items and notes.
I don’t want to clutter up my living space either, so I use a sturdy storage box to keep my essentials in place.
I have a small cabinet in the living room to store the necessities, and I also have a drawer in the corner that I use to store clothes.
I have a closet on the ground floor to store my kitchen items.
If you live in a condo, you can set up your own storage space for all your personal possessions.
This is a big benefit for me.
I’m also an avid outdoorsman, so we have a garage in the basement and an outdoor trailer to take me to places I wouldn’t otherwise go.
I use the garage as my home office and a work area.
It also serves as a storage closet and laundry room.
In the wintertime, I use my living area as my dining room.
The only time I use this area is to clean my kitchen and get some fresh air in, when I’m outside.
If you’re a homebuilder, consider building a snowflake-shaped shed for your house.
You can also install a winter patio or a roof-top porch.
For more tips on keeping your house organized and organized, check out this article about how to keep a tidy house.
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