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:
- A coat closet where people store their hoods, jackets and coats.
- A linen closet - a tall, narrow closet, typically located in or near bathrooms and/or bedrooms.
- 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:
Here is a bonus step for you...
- 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.
- 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.
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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