Organizing things is very important in every household. Your home should be the most convenient place. Thus, everything inside it must be clean and organized. Otherwise, you will only blow off your mind once you go home. Even when you invite your friends or loved ones over your house, you have to keep it clean before they come. In this way, they too can feel the fresh and peaceful environment of your house.
Normally, the most unorganized parts of the house are the basement and attic. A lot of houses encounter problems on how to keep them organized. These areas are said to be the usual storage space at home. Thus, everything and anything are just left inside without even arranging them. But if you keep it this way, your attic and basement will not be able to completely serve their purpose as store spaces. So if you want to make a huge difference on your house, without spending too much on it, consider organizing your attic and basement.
The best way to begin with this activity is to be emotionally prepared. Since you are going over on past things which involve looking back on old memories, you can not help but to be emotionally. So learn to separate your feelings from all the things found inside. Do not allow your emotions to get into your way and you end up keeping all the stuffs even if they are already of no use to you. Thus, do not be too melodramatic about it.
When you begin to go over the things, segregate those which you think you might still use them from those which you can throw or give away. Sometimes it is those which have no use are mostly found inside the basement. If it is not your things, ask permission from the owner if you can throw them away or what they want to do with them. Place them in boxes or containers and label them. In this way, it would not be hard for everyone to locate things when they need them.
After you have sorted the things, arrange the boxes in such a way that the area can look more spacious. Do not just pile them on one side. If possible, put them on corners or side by side so there would still be enough space for people who will be going down. It would still look best if your basement or attic if it does not appear to be too crowded. For those things which you only use very often or just every season, put them below or top of the cabinet. As for those things you might use frequently, they can be placed on much accessible location.
As soon as you are done organizing the areas, keep it that way. Tell other people in your house to arrange the place whenever they go there and look for what they need. Maintain the arrangement so you do not have to go back from the top again. Sometimes, it is only a matter of informing others about how they should use that place. Since even if you have already organized it, but other family members kept on disarranging it, everything would still be useless. You will have to go back and start arranging again.
Basement and attic organizing can be hard if you do not have a systematic approach of arranging them. It would take so much of your time if you are not emotionally prepared to part on old items. So before you start your organizing process, prepare yourself first.