Transforming Closets II

Two weeks ago we started talking about organizing closets. You can read that post here in its entirety.  But to briefly review, we talked about cleaning out our closets, donating or selling what you don’t want, and making sure you’ve got a good base structure to help you organize that closet.  Today we’re going to talk about organizing strategies.

Organize by color, season, type, size.
Organizing your clothes by season and/or color is a great idea.  Depending on how much room you have you can use a combination of these two ideas.  As for other types of closets, like food, store your items by type or size.  Organize jars by height or type, and put the boxes of pasta behind the other foods since they’re tall.

Put things in boxes, put things over the doors.
Take advantage of that extra space you have by using boxes and putting things over doors.  Rather than storing all your small paint containers individually on a shelf, store them in a box so they’re easier to manage and you can store other things with them.  I talked about using boxes and over the door storage ideas in this recent blog post too.

Use space wisely.
If you didn’t take my advice last time to invest in a proper closet system, it’s even more important to use your space well.  Putting things in accessible boxes can help with this, don’t forget to label them!

Put things you need more frequently within easy reach.
This is one of the simplest things you can do, and also one of the most impactful.  Don’t keep the cherry pitter in the main closet in your kitchen if you use it once a year.  Don’t put your winter boots where your sandals should be if it’s summer.  Don’t store your towels where you really need to store clothes.

These are just a few ideas to get you started with cleaning and organizing your clothes.  Ask your questions and share your thoughts on organizing below.

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