How do I get my closets organized?

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  • Janice Janice on Dec 29, 2018

    Hi Judy, The best way to start getting any closet organized is to label some boxes, Keep, Donate, and Trash. Then pull everything out of the closet and sort. If it's a clothes closet you can get hangers that are all alike and start hanging the clothes in sections such as all slacks in one area, all short-sleeved shirts/tops in one area, etc. Soon you'll get the feel of how you want the area to be and will get inspired to get more and more organized. I'd start on a small closet first. You may realize you need some organizing baskets, etc.

  • Betsy Betsy on Dec 29, 2018

    Hi Judy: Do the old 3 pile trick:) one pile for what you want to keep - one pile for stuff you may want to keep - one pile of stuff you want to donate or throw away. Go through the first pile and sort again to see if you just really have to have an item. If not, put it into the second or 3rd pile. Hang the stuff up that you want to keep. Then, go through the second pile. If you absolutely want the item, put it in the first pile spot. Then, sort again, only no 2nd pile. Then,go through the 3rd pile and sort as to throw out and donate. When you have the piles separated, put the donate pile in a bag and mark it. Take the throw out pile, put it in a bag and call a few animal shelters and see if they can use the material, also check with Paws for a Cause and see if they can use it for stuffing dog beds (or maybe you can make dog beds out of old pillow cases!) Donate the bag so marked and put the other bag (if you can't find a shelter or someone to take it) on Freecycle.org or Trashnothing.com and see if you can donate it to someone who is making quilts or something. Just keep it out of the landfill!:) Good luck

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Dec 30, 2018

    This is a wonderful opportunity to treat yourself for 2019! Yes, I said that. Approach this project with positive thoughts! Empty it. Take every thing out. Clean and paint it semi gloss bright white from ceiling to walls to woodwork. On paper design how you would like to store and hang your clothing. Install an additional pole on one side (one higher / one lower) for folded items. If you have room, install a smaller pole on the furthest wall from left to right for your dresses, skirts, etc. On the opposite wall you might want to install shelving for folded items and a shoe organizer. When done, purge your clothing items and only keep what your wear and need. Donate and/or discard the remain items. Hang a sachet of your favorite scent. Now enjoy your 'NEW' closet. (IF you have a walk in closet and have room, bring in a small dresser for additional organization. Remember, bright lighting, a mirror and no carpeting will keep the area spacious.) Best of luck.

  • Take everything out of the closet and after sorting through your items to keep, think about how you use your closet and design it around that. If you have lots of shoes, plan for great shoe storage to maximize the space. If it's mostly hanging, plan for shorter and longer items. One simple tip to instantly make your closet look organized is to use matching hangars -- your closet will look tidy and pulled together super quick.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Dec 13, 2019

    Judy...Make 3 piles....Keep..give away..toss...You will be surprised just how much this will help