- Hang like items together in your closet. Sort clothing in categories such as pants, skirts, and long- and short-sleeved shirts. Hang items all facing the same way. Things will be much easier to find.
- Put a pretty dish on dresser tops and nightstands to collect jewelry, loose change, and pocket paraphernalia.
- Keep in your everyday closet and drawers only those clothes that fit you. Remove anything you don’t wear because it doesn’t look or feel good on you. Every six months, go through your closet and take out anything you haven't worn in the last six months. Donate or give away those items you aren't using. (Help make room for new purchases! Yay!)
- Use drawer organizers that divide your drawers into smaller sections to hold socks, underwear, etc. The organizers will keep things tidy.
- Toss a basket or bin in the foot of your closet for shoes. Better yet, purchase inexpensive shelves designed for shoes.
- Store out-of-season clothing in suitcases under your bed. Easy to get to, and not completely out of reach if you need a sweater for a cool summer evening.
- For kids' closets, purchase a hanging fabric sweater holder (fabric set of "shelves" that hangs from your closet rod) and put a full day's outfit in each shelf. The child can decide which outfit they want to wear each day -or- you can label each shelf with a day of the week. Either way, it allows your elementary-age child more independence in the morning.
Tomorrow: Household / Family Organization