closet os logo
Call Toll Free: 866-521-4267
Live Life Above the Clutter
Serving Chicago IL, Northern & Central Illinois, Northwestern Indiana

 Subscribe

>> Blog Home

Tags

challenging home organization solutions multifaceted office space gift wrapping counter top maximize closet storage closet organization systems awards comtemporary closet design gift wrapped storage station garage design elegant prints fro home pantry storage options cordless lighting fixtures bright color home decorating Closet Design Tips incandescent and compact fluorescent bedroom wall unit organized closet 2014 home decorating ideas custom cabinets garage organization cover up computer and lighting wires Closets Magazine "Finding America's Best Rated Closets Companies" Closet Os Overview Closets: pullout media cabinets home office design closet mirrors 2014 closet color trends creative custom closet design kids' closets brass hardware gift bag storage spaces family activity area closet lighting hiding wires with design create a wood texture look with melamine master closet design angies list super service awards closet os awards reach in closets reduce clutter tricks to make small spaces feel bigger pre-built cabinets closet organization tips loset organization vanities custom closets reorganize clutter ambient lighting multi-use office closet organizing systems video closet remodeling Home and Garage Organization multi-functional office and storage pantry organization tips Old World Charm Closet ultimate garage man cave updates pantry organization grouping together food storage items pantry de-clutter contemporary closets closet os video remote controlled lighting closet lighting,remote controlled closet lightin designing around obstacles makeup vanities attic closet solutions custom garage design solutions patterned glass and mirrored doors custom wall units multi-functional mudroom design master organizer create illusion of more space with mirrors organize shared closet space mirror placement in design shoe closet design tips office wall unit Home Organzing System organized media center Chicago closet organizers multi-function furniture led office organization garage cabinets craft storage room Top Shelf Industry Design Awards home office organization mahogany melamine look reduce clutter in home attic storage ideas multi-use office entryway vintage garage design pull out mirror hiding fuse box in closet designing with mirrors Chicago closets shoe closet interior design trends dressing room full length vertical drape small windows build in storage Home Organizing Tips boutique size walk in closet beautiful custom storage solutions multifaceted office design cedar backed closet reach-in closets garage shelving shared closet organization melamine textures walnut and burl inlay antique decorating trends closet master closet closet design media storage solutions ribbon storage ideas customer service organizing tips gloss cabinet drawers create zones with design master bedroom closet utilize pantry space angie's list award closet organization mudroom furniture for small spaces vertical and horizontal storage space spring closet cleaning award winning garage task lighting eliminate electronic cable clutter built in usb cable stations custom storage solutions ways to eliminate clutter in kitchen cabinets

Posts

Blog Calendar

SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   





Sign Up!
Closet OS Newsletter

 

Closet Organizing Systems Blog

Cut the Clutter

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

spring color blockingWe're all ready for spring to be sprung, and yet odds are good we've forgotten some of the New Year's resolutions that we made with such good intention. 

So, here are some ideas to help you “spring” back in to action and make some traction on the resolutions you made to “be more organized”, because, hey, it's time to recharge your organization resolutions and allow them to bloom in time for spring.

It's Inventory Time

Yes, it's inventory time. That means you need to stop yourself (right there inside your closet) before you go out to buy the latest spring trend. You need to get rid of some items that are no longer “on trend”.

Be honest.

Look at the pieces you've worn a lot because they were so hip and stylish, but are now looking worn or just don't feel current. Take two or three items, put them in a bag or box that's stashed in the back of your closet and leave them there. We'll add to it over time until it's full and ready to be moved from your closet to your trunk to your local Salvation Army or Goodwill or consignment shop.

Now Start Cutting Clutter in Other Parts of Your Home

linen storage bin

Start this process with a tape measure instead of a shopping trip.

People have a tendency to make a run to places like The Container Store or Target and buy some visually appealing containers and bring them home with hopes of solving their clutter issues.

It will work much more effectively if you measure the kinds of things you need to store before you go to the store. Doing this makes things more efficient and doesn't leave you with cute, half-empty containers in your closets that aren't quite the right fit for your stuff.

And if you're really looking to increase that zen-like feeling, keep your baskets and containers in the same or similar colors. Mixing colors and finishes together leads to a more cluttered look.  It's fine if you want to spice up your maple colored closet with a dark top and handles, but then make sure any accessories you add are harmonious in color and feel so it all flows seamlessly (just like you do in your life!).

Doors Aren't Just For Opening and Closing

Doors can be terrific spots for adding organization. In small spaces, you need to utilize vertical space as well as horizontal space – so - don't forget the doors. Using them to increase storage capacity is also an easy way to stay de-cluttered because the things you use frequently can be stored within easy reach.

Do CPR

spring 2013 colors

And as a last step, consider a little closet CPR. This term pops up every now and then in different organizing articles, and it's a good way to remember what you should do – Categorize, Purge and Rearrange.

When you're getting ready to change out your wardrobe from winter to spring, take a careful look at each item and categorize it. Is it a fabulous piece that you love wearing? If not, it gets purged (so place it in that bag or box that is in the corner of your closet). Next, take the items you still love and rearrange things. Look at things with new eyes. Consider pairing things together that you haven't worn that way before. Different color top under your favorite blazer instead of the white one you always wear. Or trendier shoes mixed with that traditional suit to spice things up just in in time to add spring into your step for the new season.

And if you need help with a new closet design after you've done all this work, give us a call. We'd be delighted to come out and give you some additional ideas on ways to maximize your storage with a newly designed closet system.


     
CUSTOM CLOSETS  |  OFFICE CABINETS  |  GARAGE CABINETS  |  LAUNDRY CABINETS  |  PANTRY CABINETS  |  ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS  |  AND MORE
WALK-IN CLOSETS | CLOSET DESIGN PROCESS | CLOSET INSTALLATIONCLOSET ORGANIZING TEAM | CLOSET TESTIMONIALS

Serving Chicago, IL - Northern & Central Illinois - Northwestern Indiana
Main Office-Showroom | 8N450 Tameling Court, Unit C, Bartlett, IL 60103

Call Us Today! 866-521-4267
© 2014 Closet Organizing Systems