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Organize Your Bedroom Closet

Here's a look at the must-have tools for organizing your bedroom closet.

Thu, 5 Aug 2010|

Now, something else that happens in the spring, the big clean. Out with the old and in with the new, right? Well, cleaning out your closet can be a daunting task but not if you have the right tools. Organizing expert Ellen Damaschino took Brooke shopping for the must have. Whether you have a big closet, a small closet, a wardrobe closet, if you're gonna be organized, you better know what's in your closet, right, Ellen? That's right. Do you know what's in your closet? I think so, most of the time. We're at Storables and we're gonna help you out get organized, and what's the first thing you need to do? Well, since the seasons are changing, we're all spring cleaning, it's all about getting rid of what you haven't worn this past season. Don't put it back in your closet. Don't store it. You have to get it out. If you haven't worn that sweater, it's time to let it go. First of all, think high. So, if you have high shelves, you wanna store things up on high shelves that are off season. And, if you have covered containers, that's gonna be a lot more helpful because you're gonna keep the dust off of the things that are gonna be stored for the next 6 months. Okay. So, what type of things do you wanna keep in here? Sweaters, scarves. Any off-season clothing that you can, shirts, pants, any kind of accessories, hand bags, and if you use a container like this, it has a nice handle, you can pull it down easily, and you also wanna make sure that you label things so you don't forget what's up high. Your eye needs to see it. If you're not very good at remembering or you're really visual, you might wanna use a container that's more like this where you can actually see through. Here's your sweater so there's that. It's in a drawer container, you can get to it really easily. So, think also if you have a lot of hanging, you wanna store things in garbage bags, and you wanna use something that's gonna protect the garments the whole time. So, if you are gonna use your vertical space and it's high and you're short like me, it's not a bad idea to have a stool in your closet. You can get to it easily, right, Ellen? Perfect. And if you don't have a lot of high storage or vertical space, you can use the floor. So make sure you have a covered sturdy box, and then go ahead and just put your off-season clothing right on the floor. And if you're fortunate to have a lot of floor space, you can even have a stool or hamper in your closet. This is great because it's both, you can put your dirty clothes in there, but you can also sit on it as you're getting dressed. And it's really stylish, too. I know. This closet's looking good. One of the keys to keeping things eye level and keeping everything looking good is to have the same kind of hangers. I really like these kind of hangers because they're really thin, they don't take up a lot of room in the closet, and those are the types of things that are really gonna save you a lot of space. Okay, let's talk about my favorite, shoes. How do you store shoes? Well, come on over here, there's a couple ways. First of all, we have out of season storage here and these are great. We can put this high up and these are your party shoes, you can put your party shoes in there. You like that idea? Yeah. Things you don't wear very often. If you have a lot of vertical space, you can use something like this which fits about 36 pairs of shoes. Very nice. And if you don't have that many shoes, you can use-- That's not me. You can use these baskets for accessories as well. Okay, this is a new shoe cubby and the great thing about this is most old shoe cubbies were perfectly square. These are rectangular so you can actually fit a pair of shoes across and you can fit a covered box. So, your shoes, if you wanna keep them in boxes, a box now fits in this cubby. I love it. Isn't that great? This is perfect. So you have notes, you're not gonna be able to find the things you need. You wanna categorize, store away what you're not wearing, keep out what you are wearing, and make sure that you go through it every season and you're gonna have a great closet that's perfectly organized. Thanks, Ellen. You're welcome. Back to you guys. And one more tip, Ellen says hampers on wheels are great to have in your closet. They're easy to wheel out of the closet to the laundry room. This has been Better.tv. For more stories like the one you just saw, catch the weekday television program Better, your source for style, trends, relationships, beauty, fitness, and other stories that will help make your day better. Check local TV listings to see if Better airs in your city. Thanks for watching.