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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

De-Clutter Your Coat Closet | Family Economics

By Marie

If your coat closet is anything like mine, it’s in constant need of de-cluttering. With the changing seasons we go from cold winter coats to warm summer shawls and the coat closet goes through a lot of changes. It’s a good idea to check your coat closet every few months, rotating the coats in the closet that don’t get used. Here are a few tips to help you de-clutter your coat closet.

Rotate your coats: If you live in a changing climate, then you probably have large winter coats that take up a lot of room. When the season changes to spring and summer, you will want to remove your winter coats, allowing more space in the closet. Find a bin or plastic container that is large and will hold up to six or seven coats and store your unused coats in this closet. In the winter months, you can have your cool jackets and light sweaters stored in the container waiting for their turn next summer.

Keep out unwanted items: Coat closets tend to attract a lot of extra clutter. As they are usually close to the front door and are centrally located, non-coat items tend to make their way in. Try to keep out toys, shoes, books, etc. Keeping your closet clean from clutter will help make for a more organized closet.

Hang a rack on the door: Sometimes it takes a little longer to actually hang coats and jackets on hangers, and they tend to get stacked on the floor or nearby couch. Purchase a hanging coat rack for the inside of the door, making for a quick hang up of coats. This way your closet will look all put together instead of a pile of coats on the floor.

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