Thursday, April 21, 2011

Organizing Your Closet

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With an organized closet, you can save yourself time, energy and money. No more time and energy wasted on looking for clothes, ironing clothes that have been under a big pile, and wasting money by buying more because you can’t find what you already have. Start getting organized with these tips:
  • Take everything out of the closet and put it in DONATE, KEEP, LONG TERM STORAGE, and TRASH.
  • Group like items together such as scarves, hats, handbags, and so on. Clothes should be grouped together by season.
  • Get rid of wire hangers! Pick up a pack of plastic or wooden hangers each time you go to the store and begin weeding out those wire ones.
  • Use a shoe rack to organize shoes.
  • Keep the boxes for shoes you rarely wear. Label the outside of the box to find it easier when you need them.
  • Group shoes by category such as work out shoes, dress shoes, summer sandals and so on.
  • You can also use a clear plastic over the door shoe bag to hold small accessories such as pantyhose, scarves, hats or belts rolled up.
  • Use wire baskets or canvas bins on the top shelf to hold handbags or off season items.
  • Put hanging canvas shelves on your rod to hold folded items that cannot or should not be hung.
  • Clear plastic stackable drawers or cardboard dressers are great to put in the bottom of the closet to hold blankets or work out clothes.
  • If you’re really tight on space, try putting your heavy blankets or off season clothes in vacuum seal bags.
  • If you only have one rod for your clothes to hang on, consider installing a second rod below for shorter items.
  • Use as much vertical space as possible in your closet.
  • Label bins and containers to make maintaining organization easier.
  • If you have a hard time letting go of clothes, put hangers on the rod backwards. Each time you wear an outfit, hang it the right way. At the end of the season, all clothes still hanging backwards need to go!
  • Hang like items together, this way you see how may pairs of black pants you really have. Enjoy your new organized space!

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