Organization

Closet Space

No matter how many closets your home has, it never seems to be enough! The following tips will help you make effective use of the closets you have.

Rethink

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Rethink what should and should not be stored in a closet.

Empty Hangers

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Move empty hangers to one end of the closet to free up space in the middle.

Child's Closet

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If there's some room in a child's closet, use the free space to store some adult clothes.

Start Over

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Removing all the items out of a closet and reorganize. Dust and vacuum the closet to create a clean environment.

Plastic Bags

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Do not store clothing in plastic bags. Plastic keeps the clothes from breathing and can cause discoloration. Plastic bags are also a safety hazard in homes with small children. Try to use dark-colored garment bags that do not allow light to reach the clothes.

Style

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Avoid hanging on to clothes that are no longer in style with the hope that they'll eventually be hip again. If it's out of style, get rid of it.

Use Drawers

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Organize jeans in drawers, along with accessories such as belts and scarves. This stuff doesn’t need to be hanging around in the closet taking up space.

Shoes

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Store shoes in labeled boxes or keep them in clear containers on shoe racks or shelves.