With changing seasons come changing priorities —and the same goes for your home. From tips on how to make sure your home is clean and safe for your family to relax in to easy paint jobs you can do in a weekend, Canadian Tire and Yahoo Canada are bringing you everything you need for the season.
Updating your living spaces goes beyond adding seasonal decor, new furniture and a fresh Fall-inspired paint job. If you feel like you’ve outgrown your favourite rooms in your home, decluttering and organizing may just be the solution you need to free up some prime real estate you forgot you had.
Even if that’s not the case, switching up your rooms for a new season helps usher in a new mood, leaving your home feeling refreshed and relaxed.
So as you bring out your cozy autumn home must-haves and slowly stow away your hot weather and patio essentials until next year, do it the right way with the right storage solutions. To get you started, ahead, we’ve curated a list of tried-and-true tips and tricks to help keep every room in your home in check.
Not enough closet space? No problem! An excellent storage hack is to utilize the space under your bed. A must-have for every bedroom in your home, an under-the-bed storage container, like this one from type A, is perfect for stowing away everything from off-season clothing and memorable keepsakes to toys and art supplies. Each container is made with a clear and stackable design to help you stay on top of your organization.
If you’re looking for a fun way to store little ones’ craft supplies or colouring/drawing tools, colour-coded bins are a great way to keep things organized — plus the fun colours encourage kids to put things away. These storage bins from The Home Edit, as seen on the Netflix series Get Organized with The Home Edit, come in several kid-friendly colours.
Shelving and/or bookcases aren’t just for books! If you’re looking for a fresh way to store everything from photos and decor to board games or activities, a shelving unit can be a great way to keep those easily accessible without taking up extra room. In case you’re looking a shelf that is more on the modern and trendy side, the For Living 9-Cube Storage Shelf includes nine individual stackable shelves that offer ample storage — even baskets to hold loose items.
No matter the size of a kitchen, a cooking space can never have too big of a pantry -- and if you’re lacking a separate pantry room, or even just tight on counter space, a shelving unit is one easy way to maximize space for your favourite snacks and ingredients. A no-tool necessary for assembly shelf, like the For Living 4-Tier Chrome Wire Shelf, is great for a quick-and-easy add to your space. This versatile shelf unit features temperature and corrosion-resistant material and can hold up to 250 lbs in weight — also perfect for heavy-duty kitchen appliances when they’re not in use.
We suggest doing a complete pantry overhaul at least once every couple of seasons to cycle out unused or expired products and reorganize your most-used items. This two-tier turntable from The Home Edit, as seen on the Netflix series Get Organized with The Home Edit, is made from BPA-free, shatter-resistant plastic and rotates for extra easy access.
Perfect for housing extra shampoos, soaps and other necessary toiletries, a decorative bathroom space saver, like this one from Canvas, fits over any standard-sized toilet to provide additional storage space for everything from prescriptions to face creams to extra toilet paper.
It’s also a great time to clear out any countertop clutter. The Home Edit’s multi-purpose bins, as seen on the Netflix series Get Organized with The Home Edit. The Deep Bin Organizer is great for storing makeup brushes, toothbrushes, toothpaste or beauty products, while The All-Purpose Stackable Divided Drawer is great for under-the-sink storage.
OK, we know it’s not technically in your home — but if you’re anything like us, it’s just as integral to your family’s function.
To help free up valuable floor space in your garage, opt for vertical storage like shelving and racks for quick and easy access to things you’ll need a lot of this season. For heavier items such as bins filled with gardening tools or off-season sporting equipment you won’t touch until next year, make sure of ceiling storage. For instance, the Mastercraft Heavy Duty Ceiling Storage Unit is one option that features white steel frames that can hold up to 27 medium-sized bins. For even more storage, this easy-to-assemble unit is designed to pair with other Mastercraft systems like the Ceiling Storage Kit to hold up lumber and/or skis.
In case your garage doubles as a workman’s shed, for storage that organizes and protects your nuts and bolts, essential power tools and investments, a cabinet like the MAXIMUM 2-Door Base Cabinet, 30-in holds up to 1105 lbs in weight capacity and features adjustable shelves for flexible space.