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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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This is a great tip that will change the rest of your life. No really, its pretty incredible.
BobTheBuilder from
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Old shirt New shirt

My husband would always use a good white t-shirt to change the oil, mow the yard etc. He could not tell a good shirt from an old one. To fix this, I keep a Sharpie in the laundary room. When a t-shirt becomes "old" I mark an X on the tag.... read more
My husband would always use a good white t-shirt to change the oil, mow the yard etc. He could not tell a good shirt from an old one. To fix this, I keep a Sharpie in the laundary room. When a t-shirt becomes "old" I mark an X on the tag. My husband now knows to look for an X when he needs an old shirt.
VaChick from
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Let Lazy Suzan organize your spices

We cook a lot, and we keep all of our dry spices and sauces (that don't need refrigeration) alphabetized, on Lazy Suzans in the cupboards. Starting with the one on the left, the spices are organized in alphabetical order on double... read more
We cook a lot, and we keep all of our dry spices and sauces (that don't need refrigeration) alphabetized, on Lazy Suzans in the cupboards. Starting with the one on the left, the spices are organized in alphabetical order on double turntables. When the first turntable is full, move to the next and so on. It takes little time to set up, and there is no more scavenging for the right spice, when you know where it should be according to its name! The spaces between turntables can house larger items such as those cardboard salt boxes and such. I can't take credit for this, it was my girlfriends' idea.
MaskDr from Phoenix, AZ
Referenced Products: Double Stainless Steel Turntable
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