Organized By Terri

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  • Closets
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Garage Organization 

While 25% of people with two-car garages don’t have room to park cars inside them and 32% only have room for one vehicle. (U.S. Department of Energy).


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My Closet  

It has been said that we only wear 20% of our clothing 80% of the time. So what are we doing with the other 80%?


      S.O.S. Strategies   



Twelve Tips for Maximizing Your Closet

While statistics say we wear only 20% of our clothes 80% of the time, it may be time to take a closer look at the reason why. Storing your clothes well means they’ll always look their best. Additionally, when your closets and drawers are well organized, you’ll find you’ll wear more of your clothes more often.

Here are some ways to organize the clothes closet for current season clothing and accessories, as well as some ideas for storing away seasonal clothing.

1. Closets are always equipped with hang space with a shelf above to hold the clothing rod. This is where the creative part comes in by incorporating shelf dividers, baskets or plastic bins to help containerize your belongings. If you have additional built-ins as shelves and/or drawers, these will become additional storage space.

2.Divide the closet into zones; if possible, use three short rods rather than a single long one. DUBLET ADJUSTABLE CLOSET ROD EXPANDER BY UMBRA® IS a great way to add the necessary zones to hang blouses and shorter items from a high rod and skirts and folded slacks from a low rod below. While using the long hang space for dresses, robes, and coats from the high rod.

3. Go through your closet and remove any item that doesn’t fit, isn’t flattering or is outdated. Appraise worn-out clothes for potential repurposing such as gardening, camping or the rag bin. Then before total rejection, determine if those items could be altered to give them new life. Donate your clothing to an organization of your choice and resist the urge to buy more-for now!

4. Group clothes together by tops and bottoms and then by color creates a more unified appearance and identification for coordinating outfits.

5. Get rid of any wire hangers, these were designed for laundry/dry cleaning to withstand the heat applied to the final pressing keeping shoulder seams flat and enabling the transportation back to your home. Replace with sturdy wooden hangers, crystal plastic or the velvet hangers know as *huggable hangers, staying with one type of hanger that will support heavier fabrics and creating a uniform look throughout

6. Stack cubbies across the closet floor to create space for shoes. Utilize the back of a closet door for shoe storage if necessary. We like to use clear shoe boxes with photo picture of shoes attached to the front.

7. Shelves should be lined with a smooth liner or matting using double sided tape to fasten and secure. This will give a layer of protection  from yarn/thread pulls on folded clothing items.

8. When ready to flip-seasonal clothing be sure to have garments cleaned and pressed as needed before storing them for the season. Sugar stains (such as wine) can set and spread over time. In place of moth balls (they contain chemicals that are carcinogenic.) Use a few drops of cedar wood and lavender essential oil mixed in a spray bottle with some water and mist over clean stored clothes to keep pests away. They’re green by nature and no chemicals emitted into your space. 

Fragrant sachets may also be used of lavender or cedar to add a nice touch.

9. When storing wool or silk clothing use fabric bags so they can ‘breathe.’ Never keep clothing in dry-cleaning bags. Use fabric shoulder protectors for jackets and dresses to protect from dust.

10. Use acid-free tissue to line sleeves of coats or special clothing items to help maintain their shape.

11. Larger walk-in closets that have drawer systems included, use smaller upper drawers for accessories such a belts and scarves. Lower, deeper drawers for lingerie. Use less convenient upper shelves for storing seasonal clothing in fabric boxes with lids.

12. Finishing Touch: Include an area to hold all those extra buttons that come with new clothes. Most are already in small plastic bags, simply mark the buttons with a tag describing the garment and insert into the bag. Place in a decorative box or basket and include a small travel sized thread assortment with a needle for convenience.




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Allen, Anna, Colleyville, Coppell, Denison, Denton, Flower Mound, Frisco, Gainesville, Gunter, Lewisville, Little Elm, Lindsay, McKinney, Melissa, Murphy, Plano, Prosper, Richardson, Roanoke, Sherman.  
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