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Organize Closet

 

Get Organized! Organize Closet
  Organizing closet space can be likened to adding additional floor space to your home or office. The more that fits into the closet, the less need for dressers, armoires and other furniture in a room.

There are various ways to organize your space. You may have a professional consultant come to your home to suggest ways to create more space in your area, or you can provide your own measurements and other information to help the designers create a plan for you. Some companies only do the whole project to control quality and honor their guarantees; others will allow you to choose between professional installation or installing their products yourself

There are four basic types of closet organization systems: long hanging, short hanging, shelves and baskets/drawers (to organize accessories jewelry, belts, and ties).

In addition to closet organization and storage systems in kitchens, pantries and laundry rooms, many companies sell furniture to organize homes and office, bedrooms or components of entertainment systems. For instance, a fold-away bed would even allow a room to serve as an office by day and a guest room by night.

Closet organization systems can range from inexpensive coated wire products to custom-built wood systems, though most systems combine several different products (usually coated wire and melamine because of the ease of maintenance). Coated wire products are economical, easy to work with and allow visibility and air to circulate. Some companies offer several kinds of products in a variety of colors, woods and veneers.

Cedar wood organization systems are a good choice to use in your closet area. The strong scent discourages adult moths from entering the area. However, the wood is not strong enough to support much and cedar loses its strong scent if not sanded regularly. It is most effective to apply cedar on the walls and possibly the floor of a closet before installing the storage systems. For best results, replace cedar accessories within the closet seasonally and store cashmere and other fine woolens in sealed bags with fresh cedar products whenever they are not worn.

Some other closet organization tips:

  • Group clothes using a system that works for you: by color, by office wear and weekend wear, or by tops and bottoms.
  • Don't store clothing in dry-cleaning bags. It's best to remove these bags before even entering the house to air the chemicals that were used to clean the clothing
  • Use clear storage bins to organize accessories. This can eliminate time spent searching for items.
  • To preserve heavy coats or tall boots out of season, stuff them with acid-free tissue.


    Additional Resources

    Organization for Moms Guide Finally Organized - Finally Free - An amazing collection of 1,300 organizing tips.

    Organize-Everything.com - Organizing and storage products for the home, office, or business, including containers and shelving.

    Get Organized - Space savers to unclutter your life.

    CountryHomemaking.com: Favorite family recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, original articles and more; from our country home to yours. Pay us a visit and find out how to add some country charm to the busiest room in the house!


     

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