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November 5, 2020
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Closet Organizing Made Simple

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Everyone wants a well-organized lifestyle, but it doesn't always happen. Anything we can do to make our lives less stressful is a bonus. A good start is to have a well-organized storage space. You will not only free up much needed space, but perhaps give yourself a mental uplift as well. It doesn't have to be complicated. This article provides some tips to get you going.

Put Frequently Used Items Front And Center

It only makes sense to have the items you use the most stored in the most convenient place. When you go to your storage area and you have to use a step stool, rummage to the back, or have to kneel on the floor to retrieve the item you're looking for, something is wrong. To make matters worse, if an item is not convenient to find, you may waste valuable time looking for an item. The answer to this situation is to put commonly used items in a convenient place at an easy to reach height. You don't want to reach over your head or have to bend over each time you want something commonly used. The items that are seldom used can then be stored in the remaining space.

Are You Using All Available Space?

When you look at your cabinet and you see empty space, you need to get better organized. You're not utilizing the space you have in the most efficient manner. That's not to say you have to cram and pack as much as you can into the space allowed. With the help of a good closet organizer, you'll be able to better find what you want when you need it. Baskets for small loose things such as socks and scarves along with drawer dividers and pullout shelving are a must. In the bedroom area, you'll get more organization and space utilization by staggering the hanging rods so shorter items can hang on top of each other while leaving space for longer dresses to fully hang.

Don't Overfill Your Drawers

You know you need help when you open a drawer and the contents come flying out. Just like under utilizing a space, you can over utilize it by cramming your clothes into a drawer. Just because it closes doesn't mean you're organized. First, sort the items in the drawer and eliminate what isn't necessary. Do you really need twelve pairs of black socks? A good tip is to toss out or donate something old when you buy something new. That way you're not just adding to the problem. The items that get pushed to the back of the drawer should be items seldom used.

Organize By Use

Everything in your closets are either used frequently, used occasionally, or are rarely used. Look at your closet and group your items into these three classifications. When you don't organize this way, everything is mixed together, making it more difficult to find the items you frequently use. As you look through your storage, it's often hard to remember exactly how often you do wear something. A good tip is put all of your hangers facing in the same direction on the closet rod. When you wear something, turn the hanger around to the opposite direction when you hang it back up. Within a few months, you'll easily be able to see what clothing items are frequently worn, seldom worn, and never worn. Take this opportunity then to clean out your storage areas and give yourself a more organized and less stressful life. As you're cleaning out, make sure you don't just move items from one area to another. This isn't solving anything, you're just moving the mess to a new spot.

Regardless of whether you're working with a closet in Chicago or storage unit in St. Louis, getting organized will help you in many ways. Just look at the space you have, clean out what you don't use or want, and utilize a good closet organizer to help you get started.


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