1. Sort out seasonal items from everyday items
To make the most of your space both for storage and for convenience, sort out seasonal items from everyday items. Set all of your seasonal household items to one side. Place things that you need for the summer on shelves; put things that you don't need until fall or winter in storage bins. Then, once you have everything you need for summer in one place, you can determine the best way to organize things. While you are organizing, throw away or donate items you no longer have a use for.