Rainy day organizing projects | Closets

Rainy day organizing projects | Closets Rainy day organizing projects | closets give you a sense of accomplishment. You can always schedule rainy day organizing projects even when it is not raining! You can organize by room but I suggest that you start small and declutter one closet at a time. Plan ahead so that you have uninterrupted time to declutter and re-organize. Most closets don’t need an entire do-over. It is a matter of taking the time to focus on the space using my “1-at-a-time rule“. When you declutter and organize 1 space at a time you are less likely to get overwhelmed more likely to feel a sense of accomplishment. Easy, step by step tips for rainy day organizing projects | Closets Avoid buying anything in advance. You will likely end up with unused bins, containers, and hangers after you purge. Make sure that you have enough bags and containers for trash, recycling, shredding, donations, items that you can resell, clothing that needs dry cleaning or alterations. Take everything out of the closet. Clean and vacuum the closet and shelves, oil the hinges, replace dead light bulbs, or add motion detector lighting to the closet. Make quick, easy decisions to let go of anything that you no longer need, want, or that is in good repair and cannot be fixed at a reasonable cost. Sort “like” items into piles. Set the items that don’t “belong” in that closet aside for now. You will find a different place for them to “live” after you finish re-organizing the closet that you are  working on. Contain smaller items that need to stay together in bins, baskets and clear containers. Label containers, as needed. Store frequently used items in easy to reach, visible places. Whenever possible, store heavy items at eye level… read more →