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Closet Organization - Here's What You Need To Know



Does closet organization cross your mind along with a tight feeling in your stomach as you look at your jam-packed closet?

Is that a resounding YES!!?

Well don't worry about it - just close the closet door (-;

Ok - ok...This is not the time to be making jokes - open the closet door and let's get to work.

First - I know that there are different kinds of closets out there. The following are the three that I know of:
  1. A coat closet where people store their hoods, jackets and coats.
  2. A linen closet - a tall, narrow closet, typically located in or near bathrooms and/or bedrooms.
  3. A Walk-in closet which is obviously large enough to walk inside to store clothes on two or three sides.
Since this closet organization article would be 3 times longer than it already is if I address each - I'm going to keep this general and let you do all the hard work.

Now you should know that anything is commonly considered organized when it looks like everything has a correct order of placement. Also organizing often involves the development or introduction of customized or off-the-shelf organizing systems so you can find needed items in a minimal amount of time.

To get you to this stage - I'll show you a process which involves a minimum of three steps:

  • Step 1 - You will remove the items from your cluttered closet so as to visualize the total space available and to start fresh.


  • Step 2 - Sort the items into different piles. These piles may consist of any or all of the following: "keep", "throw", "donate", "sell", "fix/repair", and/or "give to friends. This is an important step - because it's up to you to make the final determination as to the status of any particular item. This is definitely not the time to be to sentimental.


  • Step 3 - You may introduce organizational products like bins, shelves, or filing systems. These can create a visually appealing area that is customized so that you can easily retrieve what you're looking for. And best of all - you can maintain the "system" with minimal effort.
Here is a bonus step for you...

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  • Step 4 - Educate yourself on organizational techniques, and develop strategies and installing closet organization systems so that you can maintain an organized closet for the long-term.

    There are several popular television programs like Clean Sweep, Neat, Mission: Organization, Clean House, Life Laundry and NeatTV as well as magazines like Real Simple, and many articles that appear on a regular basis in a wide range of media. There is also my personal favorite home organization book available - so you have no excuses.
Wait wait...

Here's another nugget for you...

It is important for you to part with unnecessary or unused items to enable you to achieve the goal of a simpler, less cluttered lifestyle.

You can start with closet organization...so get to work.



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