Storage Area Mission #3: What’s in your closet?

Filed under: Monthly Missions,Storage Areas — Colleen at 10:12 am on Friday, April 17, 2009

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The weather is starting to change. It’s about time to switch your winter and summer stashes.  Spend this week regaining control of your coat closet.

Empty out the closet, mark 3 boxes “Keep”, “Donate”, and “Trash” and get to work!

  1. Identify a storage container for your seasonal items. Only put in items worthy of storing. Take note of any multiples you have of certain items and pass them on to a local charity. Label your container and place it in long term storage (attic, basement, etc)
  2. Take a look at what is remaining. Does everything left really belong in the prime real estate of your coat closet? Or should you find the item a better home in your attic, basement, or another room?
  3. How many umbrellas do you really need? Don’t keep more than 1 per member of the household. (Too harsh? Go ahead and keep a spare for a rainy day)
  4. Assess your use of space. Would your closet benefit from a second clothing rod, hanging shelves, cubbies, or shoe boxes?
  5. Not sure how to make all your gloves, scarves, and hats accessible? Use a clear over-the-door shoe organizer to store these small items and you’ll be able to easy access all your winter accessories in a snap.

Short on time this week? Commit to taking out 5 things from your closet every day this week. You must donate, throw away, or reassign a “home” to each item. By the end of the week, your closet will have slimmed down by 35 items!

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