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Planning Your Closet Makeover

A quick survey of your closet’s contents can reveal thousands of dollars worth of clothing, shoes and accessories. Given the time and money spent accumulating a personal wardrobe, taking time to store clothing properly, both to protect and prolong the life of your clothing, is a wise investment.

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scarves

I tried everything and scarves being different shapes and sizes always seemed messy. Now, I use a four tier swing arm pant hanger and drape one scarf per tier. Keeps them neat and easy to store and see.

nicolette from el segundo
Pocket Change Piggy Bank

I keep a shoebox in my closet to hold loose change that seems to end up in pockets at the end of the day or whenever I change my purse in my walk-in closet.. I take whatever amount is in the box to the coin machine at the grocery store around Christmas time and am always pleasantly surprised to find enough money to buy gift cards for nieces, nephews and grandkids painlessly. I time the "cash-in" on the weekend the store has 4x the gas points for gift card purchases....yay!

DebDesigns from Nashville,TN
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When planning out your closet designs maximize it to the best for storage. We had 100" of space so up we went to the top and it really worked for us. In NYC closet space reigns supreme. Not only did we paint the interior but we incorporated a stencil design in the plan.

sjvi62 from Manahttan
organizing sheets

I keep sets of bedsheets together by folding and keeping the fitted sheet, top sheet, xtra pillowcases.. all inside of one of the pillowcases. Easy to recognize which set is which, and everything stays neatly folded and tucked away.

tnunn420 from minnetonka, mn
Two for Two

When buying a closet organizer for a closet used by two people it is best to buy two organizers (even when the box says one is enough for that size closet). Two organizers will give both people enought hanger area and enough stack area. One will not.

jorobe from San Clemente, CA

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boot shapers

For those tall boots that tend to fall over in your closet, try cutting a pool noodle to the height of the boot and inserting it into the boot. Voila! Also there are various size foam pipe covers in hardware stores that do the same thing if you... read more
For those tall boots that tend to fall over in your closet, try cutting a pool noodle to the height of the boot and inserting it into the boot. Voila! Also there are various size foam pipe covers in hardware stores that do the same thing if you can't find the pool noodles.
organizedmaniac from Mnpls Mn
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organize the laundry

We used to have baskets all over the basement floor because my wife sorts the laundry by fabric, color, etc. We now use a Basket Buddy which saves a lot of space because the baskets are mounted vertically. Each basket is marked for what goes in it.... read more
We used to have baskets all over the basement floor because my wife sorts the laundry by fabric, color, etc. We now use a Basket Buddy which saves a lot of space because the baskets are mounted vertically. Each basket is marked for what goes in it. When a basket is full, the basket can be removed and the contents dumped in the washer. A Basket Buddy can hold from 3 to 10 laundry baskets. Each member of the family could also be assigned his individual basket. Dirty laundry can be put into each basket without disturbing the other baskets and any basket can be removed without disturbing any other basket.
mistermusic from
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Storing Extras that come with new clothing

I always save the extra buttons, thread, sequins, etc. Just like my Mother used to do. But now those little extras come in re sealable plastic bags. I now fold the label from the article so it will fit in the little bag with the extra whatever. No... read more
I always save the extra buttons, thread, sequins, etc. Just like my Mother used to do. But now those little extras come in re sealable plastic bags. I now fold the label from the article so it will fit in the little bag with the extra whatever. No more guessing what it came with. And when you discard the dress, shirt , etc. the extras can go with it.
Whoknewit from TEXAS
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