January 21, 2020

Organizing Basements

I hope you have my newest book, “Martha Stewart’s Organizing: The Manual for Bringing Order to Your Life, Home & Routines” - it’s in bookstores and online right now.

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, there are a lot of organizing projects underway - winter is a great time to get these indoor jobs done. Over the last couple of weeks, my housekeepers and I have been busy cleaning and organizing the basements in both the Tenant House and the Summer House, where I store lots of decorations, files, baskets, home supplies, and other items. For this clean-up, the shelves were emptied and wiped-down, old pieces were discarded or set aside for future sale, like-items were grouped together, and finally, everything was placed in appropriately labeled containers where they could be found easily and quickly. It's a tedious chore, but it’s always rewarding to see the end result.

Enjoy these photos. In my next blog, I’ll share more tips and some of the images from my new book.