Organize Closets

This space combines traditional built in bars and shelves with an IKEA cube storage system.

Walk In Closets:  If you are lucky enough to have a walk-in closet, you have probably noticed that you keep buying more and more clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories because the storage in here feels unlimited.  If you share this space with your spouse, the lines of demarcation may be 50/50, but chances are they are more like 60/40 or even 75/25!

The primary goal of edit organizing is to organize the bedroom closetsto be living, working spaces.  Anything that is not used at all or is seasonal will need to move elsewhere.  The purge will start with items that do not fit, are no longer in style, or are damaged/stained and therefore not wearable.  A second pass will determine whether what remains is really still worn or wanted; if not, off to a community non-profit for donation.  Off-season items or infrequently used special items will be stored with care either out of reach or in a separate location.

Once the purge has happened, a review of the closet system will determine if a new set-up is needed or if the existing closet organization system works for the person using it.  A system installed for an adult may not be ideal for a child, and a teen’s closest needs are different from those of an elderly person.

Reach In Closets:  Maximizing space in a reach-in closet is essential.  The purge will help you pare down your wardrobe, but installing an efficient system of shelves, drawers and hanging bars will allow you to see and get hold of all of your accessories and clothing in a jiffy.

The key to getting linens organized is grouping like items and folding them precisely.

Linen Closets:   Do you fold in quarters or thirds?   Are your sheets stored in their own zone or do they end up mixed with bath and beach towels on the same shelf.  I can teach you simple tricks for folding even the most unmanageable items like fitted sheets and those adorable baby towels with little hoods.

Children’s Closets:  Access and systems are imperative if you want your child to use their drawers and hangers, not the floor as a storage place for clothing and accessories.  Including children in the discussion will ensure that they feel empowered to take care of their belongings and feel pride in a well- organized and self-managed bedroom.

Utility Closets:  Brooms, buckets, vacuums, cleaning supplies.  Often the space for these items is just a small open closet with a single shelf near the top.  I’ll help you decide if you need to keep these items in the house or in the garage/laundry area, and maybe you’ll suddenly have room for a tiny work space/pantry/craft zone!

For ideas to get you excited before we meet, check out my Pinterest Board.

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"Clutter is stuck energy.
The word "clutter" derives from the Middle English word "clotter,"
which means to coagulate -
and that's about as stuck as you can get."

                                                                 Karen Kingston
                                                                                    Author of Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui