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Organize Closets – Hire a professional organizer

As a professional organizer, I've seen it all when it comes to cluttered and chaotic closets. But fear not, I'm here to help you transform your closet into a tidy and functional space with some low-cost or no-cost solutions.

Step 1: Declutter

The first step in organizing any space is to declutter. Take everything out of your closet and sort through it all. Get rid of anything that no longer fits, is outdated, or you haven't worn in the past year. This will make the rest of the process much easier.

Step 2: Categorize

Once you have decluttered your closet, it's time to categorize your items. Separate your clothes by type, such as shirts, pants, dresses, and so on. You can also sort them by color or occasion, depending on your preferences.

Step 3: Utilize Space

Now that you've categorized your items, it's time to utilize the space in your closet. One low-cost solution is to use hangers that hold multiple items, such as cascading hangers or S-hooks. These allow you to hang multiple items in the space of one hanger, maximizing your closet space.

Another no-cost solution is to use empty shoeboxes or cardboard boxes to store small items like socks, underwear, or accessories. You can also use shoe organizers that hang over the door or on the back of the closet door for storing shoes or small items.

Step 4: Keep it visible

One of the biggest obstacles to closet organizing is not being able to see everything you have. To combat this, use clear plastic bins or containers to store items that you don't use often. This way, you can still see what's inside without having to dig through a pile of clothes or boxes.

Step 5: Labeling

To keep your closet organized in the long term, labeling is essential. This doesn't have to be anything fancy – simply use sticky notes or masking tape to label each bin or box with its contents. This makes it easy to find what you're looking for and to put things back where they belong.

Step 6: Add Personality

Finally, don't be afraid to add a little personality to your organized closet. You can use colorful hangers or bins to add a pop of color or pattern, or hang up some artwork or photos to make it feel like a more inviting space.

In conclusion, organizing your closet doesn't have to be a daunting task. By following these simple steps and using some low-cost or no-cost solutions, you can transform your closet into a functional and organized space. So put on your favorite music, grab a cup of coffee, and get started – your future self will thank you!

Bulging Closet Cure – Not What You Think

The cure for a bulging closet is easier than you think.

Do you suffer from bulging closet?  Is it so packed that you are almost afraid to go in there?  Do you have clothes jammed onto the rods, squashed together with wire hangers?  Maybe you’ve got a couple outfits taking residence on the floor. Eventually the chaos doesn’t just stay in the closet, it begins to creep onto the floor near the bed.   Piles of clothes that are even less organized than the scary closet.  I’m about to share with you the most important step when you’re organizing your closet… and it’s the step that most people never do… and the step that, when missed, causes everyone to fail.

Having a messy closet (and subsequently floor) makes it almost impossible to get dressed in the morning.  It’s not because you haven’t had your morning coffee yet, but because you can’t find anything you want to wear.  Truth be told, you don’t even know what clothes you have, it’s been so long since you’ve gotten a good look at them.  But there is a light at the end of the tunnel and you can do it yourself.

So are you ready for the most important step? Here it is…. you need to PURGE!

That’s right… you need to get rid of stuff you don’t need before you ever start organizing . First off, take all your clothes, shoes and purses out of your closet so that you can figure out just what is in there.  You’ll be amazed at what you find; a velour sweat suit from the 90’s.  Jeans from high school that didn’t even fit back then.  Or maybe a pair of boots that are so worn there is a hole in the sole.  Clothes that not only do you not need, on second look, you probably don’t want anymore.

Solution?  Get rid of them so your closet has room to breathe again.  The less clothes you have in there, the easier it is to find the ones you love.  I’m not going to lie, it’s not an easy task.  It might be so overwhelming that you need a little help in figuring out where to start.  That’s where a professional organizer comes in.  She will help you decide what clothes you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.  And a good professional organizer has no judgement about why you needed her in the first place.  She’s there to help you put your life back in order.

Once you’re There is an even better reason to clean out your closet, you can donate the clothes you no longer want to your favorite charity.  Not only are you helping someone in need, you get the bonus of a tax write-off at the end of the year.   Three good reason to clear out that bulging; closet;  more room for your clothes, helping those in need, and getting a little something from your taxes.  

And let’s face it, you don’t want to be fighting with your clothes before you’ve even had your morning cup of coffee.