Let’s talk about closets. They tend to be places we shove things when company is coming. Or we’re tired at the end of the day and we don’t bother to hang up our clothes (or put away our laundry). Things hide in closets and possibly multiply when we’re not looking. Take some time this week to organize one or all of your closets. Maybe spend 15 minutes a day or clean out one shelve a day. Whatever works, just get organizing!
Here are some tips to help get you started.
- First, purge everything from a closet. Wash all of your laundry, so you can sort through your clothes. Create piles (keep, donate, belongs elsewhere, trash).
- Think about the space within a closet. What do you use the closet for? Does it serve that purpose? What needs to change so it supports the purpose?
- Think vertical. Put in shelves as high up as you can. Store off-season or rarely used items on the top shelves.
- Store the items you use most often on the shelves that are easiest to access – directly in front of you.
- Design the closets for the person / people using it. Put hanging rods and hooks low enough for kids to use.