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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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Extreme Fishing Reel Storage

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Do you have 18 - 27 fishing reels that you need to store? If so, this tip is for you. It costs about $40 compared to $60 or more. Use the large ornament trays 2/pk and the 25 gal Square Storage Box. The reels are sorted by type and I have labeled the... read more
Do you have 18 - 27 fishing reels that you need to store? If so, this tip is for you. It costs about $40 compared to $60 or more. Use the large ornament trays 2/pk and the 25 gal Square Storage Box. The reels are sorted by type and I have labeled the front of each tray for easy identification. With limited storage space in the garage I could not leave the rods and reels attached. This will keep the reels cleaner when not in use. Very happy with the end product.
OCDFisherman from Arizona
Referenced Products: Corrugated Ornament Storage Trays  | Square Storage Box
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Closet Reorg

While organizing your closet (for the umpteenth time) Place all of the garments on hangers on the closet rod backwards. With the hook facing out. If, at the end of 6 months or a year (your choice) any hanger that is still... read more
While organizing your closet (for the umpteenth time) Place all of the garments on hangers on the closet rod backwards. With the hook facing out. If, at the end of 6 months or a year (your choice) any hanger that is still backwards contains a garment that has not been worn in your allotted time. You can remove from closet (without having to think about it) and donate to charity or dispose of garments.
Gigivav from
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Workable Crafty Space

I have a room that's disorganized. So little production is creative. To boost my sales I need to get organized. Under the storage tab the media clear boxes can be used for patterns. I hand make tote bags so the long storage cloth bag boxes can be... read more
I have a room that's disorganized. So little production is creative. To boost my sales I need to get organized. Under the storage tab the media clear boxes can be used for patterns. I hand make tote bags so the long storage cloth bag boxes can be used. The shoe boxes can carry the left over cloth that I will not give up. Under the office tab the paper and file storage, I can store the event flyers. Under the garage tab I can used the small storage drawers for my buttons and thread. The kitchen tab has a spice storage and I can use it for needles and safety pins and snaps. Now I feel better.
monybags from Pasadena ca
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