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Organizing Your Closet

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Hints and Advice, Tips

2887766_SYour husband has his man cave and the garage. You have the kitchen and your CLOSET. While some of us have the means to compete with Khloe Khardashian’s huge closet in her beautiful home, some of us don’t. To maximize closet space and find what you need in a hurry, here a few tips for closet organization.

Are you a folder? If so hang ventilated shelves for stacking clothes. This will help prevent mold, mildew and pests.

Group like with like – sweaters with sweaters. Remember that like size items stack more easily and neatly. Put clothes you wear the most in the center of the shelves.

If you have room, add drawers below eye level. Use baskets within the drawers to keep items organized.

As far as hanging goes, divide your clothes into categories and separate by hanging tags. Put all short-sleeved blouses together, then follow those with long sleeve blouses, get the idea? You get bonus points if you organize by color within the category – light to dark hues.

If shoes flood your closet floor, develop a smart strategy for storing them. Keep the shoes you wear all the time accessible on shelves if you have room. Store seasonal and special-occasion shoes in easy-to-see clear plastic boxes on the top shelf of your closet. Or simply reuse the original box and attach a picture of the shoes to the front.

Make sure your closet has good lighting. You can easily install lighting if need be. If you have a window in your closet be sure to add a shade as exposure to sunlight can fade clothes.

If your closet is also your dressing area install a floor length mirror on the back of the door.

To be super efficient you can install an ironing cabinet in your closet so that you can iron your clothes in a jiffy. Yes, this really exists.

Still have a few items that need a place? Pocket shoe holders can be used for more than shoes. Use them for socks, lingerie, leggings or jewelry.

Now, while your husband enjoys his man cave you can enjoy your beautifully organized closet.

Flooring Choices

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Hints and Advice

How tempted are you to walk into this store? The name – Expensive – would make many of us hesitate.

Do you feel that many stores should have this name? Sometimes walking into a store that sells home products such as flooring can feel this way too, but remember that most home products last much longer than the clothes in your closet.

If you haven’t priced flooring in a while, it’s best to start by looking at the prices of every type of floor to get a good sense of the cost of various options. You need to learn about the choices to make the best decisions for you.

Just like clothing, flooring costs can vary because of the expense of different materials, construction requirements and overall workmanship. In clothing, silk is generally more expensive than cotton, but sometimes the additional cost is worth it for you. In the same way, part of your decision involves determining the right price point for you and your home.

Beyond cost, consider issues such as durability, lifestyle, personal taste and resale value. Are you going to be happy with your decision next year, five years from now – ten? You will be looking at it a long time, so it’s worth a second look now.

Cost is important, but by factoring in other issues, you won’t see that “Expensive” sign. You’ll just feel satisfied that you made the right choice for your home and you.