Take 20 minutes and give your COAT CLOSET a mini-makeover.
We are halfway through Winter, and now is a great time to take back over that closet.
Here we go…step-by-step.
So simple, you can print this off and pass it off to a child or spouse with some free time this Saturday.
STEP #1 Empty everything from the closet. (*Tip-As you empty, sort things into piles (ex. kids’ coats, gloves, hats, scarves, etc.)
STEP #2 Clean out interior of the closet: Vacuum baseboard, vacuum floor, vacuum shelves, wipe down shelves, wipe down baseboards, wipe down walls, wipe down door (inside and out,) wipe down doorknob, and wipe down hanging bar.
STEP #3 Hang all coats the same direction and in order from largest on the LEFT to smallest on the RIGHT. (This will ensure that little ones see their coats first, and the closet will have a neat and organized appearance.)
STEP #4 Decide what containers, if any, will hold gloves, hats, scarves, bags, etc.
STEP #5 Sort items into organization systems that will make them easy to access and easy to put away.
Some examples may be the following:
A HANGING SHOE ORGANIZER-For gloves, scarves, and hats
A MEDIUM SIZE CONTAINER-For smaller items like baby hats, missing gloves, extra supplies, etc.
AN INEXPENSIVE WICKER LAUNDRY BASKET-For bags, backpacks, and extra supplies.
AN INEXPENSIVE LARGE DISHTUB-For groups of things to be stored together (ex. chargers, camera and camcorder supplies, etc.)
AN INEXPENSIVE PLASTIC LAUNDRY BASKET-For large item storage, such as shoes, bags, backpacks, etc.
A WELL-ORGANIZED COAT CLOSET CAN HOLD A LOT MORE THAN AN UNORGANIZED ONE!
There it is! If you have a closet that ROCKS, send us pictures and we will post them on the site!
Come on over for a quick tip from a friend in beautiful Colorado on DAILY JOURNALING.
Don’t be scared, it is easy and wonderful!
See you tomorrow!