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Get Closet Storage Bliss With These Tips

January 05, 2018
by Gloribell

Furniture and Home Accents Kids and Pets Organization and Cleaning

Almost every time at the beginning of the year, many of us have one word on our minds: organization. One can sometimes feel overwhelmed when thinking on ways to start this tedious task. But with the right materials and a plan, organizing could even bring a blissful moment!


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My Steps for Creating a Plan:

Step 1: One must choose one area to be tackle. Trying to organize more than one area at the same time, can be challenging and even troublesome. Take it one project at a time.

Step 2: Think on ways you want to improve the area; maybe you want to create more space, store or hide items, divide the areas for different purposes.

Step 3: Once you have a clearer vision of what you are trying to achieve, sketch your idea on paper. A professional designer also can help you with the design or idea in mind.

Before Image:

This thing over here, the very horrible BEFORE, (let’s call her the “Monster that lives in the closet”) had its days counted. I really don’t know why I haven’t tackle it before!

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I knew (almost since last fall) that my plan was to tackle my girls’ closet. It has always been a mess, and having 3 girls in one room makes it even more difficult and to some point, scary! I wanted to give each of them an area within this closet; so dividing it was my major challenge and interest.

Getting it Done:

When organizing a room or even a drawer, one must understand that there are certain sacrifices that need to be made in order to achieve organization bliss. That blue and yellow polka dot dress that my mother gave to one of my daughters and that I’ve been holding to for sentimental reasons, has to go. The same goes for items that the girls no longer use or that don’t fit them well. If these items are in good shape, I often opt for donating them. I also recycle old projects, random drawings etc.

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After getting rid of some items, we installed a new wardrobe closet which allowed this space to be divided into areas for each of the girls.

Tools and materials:

No space by itself is functional without certain elements. And in this case I still had a lot of stuff that needed to be stored. At HomeGoods I found several containers and storage boxes that helped me in giving this closet those final touches.

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My girls love books, and although they have a bookshelf, there are some seasonal books that I love to keep store. For this purpose I used some magazine/file holders from HomeGoods. Their modern design really goes well with the room’s décor.

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I also used storage boxes recovered with fabric and with leather handles to put away small cloths pieces. Other storage cardboard boxes were used to keep special school papers or those unique drawings my girls love to bring home.

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Photo by Know How She Does It

Photo by Know How She Does It

Inside the drawers I also placed some smaller plastic baskets for hairpieces and to help accommodate some of their cloths.

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Without these storage materials this closet will still look messy, but these provided the needed area and aesthetic to make this area functional and beautiful!

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Photo by Know How She Does It

If it is your space or your family member’s space that needs organizing – you can do it! A trip to HomeGoods will have all your organizing needs and allow you to have a clean slate in your home for the New Year.

Gloribell Lebron is paid blogger. She’s an interior stylist and designer with a strong background and knowledge in graphic design. View more of her work at Know How She Does It. (Find her on InstagramPinterestTwitter and Facebook.)