Martha Stewart Feature - Happy Spring!

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https://www.marthastewart.com/1537738/how-organize-deep-closet

Spring is here, let’s get organized! Tips from Healthy Organizing as well as other organizers.


PHOTOGRAPHY BY: JAMES RANSOM

When it comes to storage, we tend to favor "the more space, the better" philosophy. If you have a deep closet, however, you may find yourself struggling to optimize all that space that's out of arm's reach without turning it into a storage graveyard. Luckily, there are ways to do it. We asked a few organization experts for their best advice for organizing a deep closet—and harnessing its full storage potential—whether in the bedroom, entryway, or your children's playroom.

 

RELATED: HOW TO SPRING CLEAN YOUR CLOSETS AND DRAWERS

 

Think in Rotations

If deep closets have made it impossible to access items further back, try using that to your advantage. In other words, store what you don't need or use as often in the back and keep more day-to-day items up front, says Kendra Stanley of Healthy Organizing, a personalized organizing service. "The clothes you wear the most should be the most accessible and organized by season," Stanley tells us. "Special occasion items can also be stored deeper back." You can also rotate items by need in kids' closets, depending on their age and what toys or clothing items they've outgrown or are not yet ready for. "As far as clothing goes, only the size they are currently wearing should be accessible," says Stanley. "The rest can go into clear plastic bins, labeled by age or size, and stored either deeper in the closet or on top of a high shelf." 

Get the Closet of Your Dreams - 6 Tips

"We reached out to Kendra Stanley, founder of Healthy Oganizing—an organization aimed to help people achieve their personal goals by decluttering their spaces—and she gave us six essential tips for creating the perfect closet space."

Read the entire article here on Sweet High.

https://www.sweetyhigh.com/read/closet-organization-tips-081716

13 Essential Items To Donate

Mashable

13 essential items you never thought to donate to those in need

By Katie Dupere

"Giving back is important, but all those canned pineapples and piles of forgotten T-shirts aren't really doing the trick.

Take Hurricane Sandy as an example: When the superstorm hit the northeastern United States in October 2012, clothing donations flooded into relief areas across the region. Only, clothing wasn't what people needed in the storm's aftermath. Sandy survivors needed flashlights, batteries, supplies to stay warm — not old high school T-shirts donors found in the backs of their closets. Much of the donated clothing was tossed aside to give more attention to the donations people could actually use.

The lesson: We have to fill a need we actually see."

http://mashable.com/2015/06/09/items-to-donate-unexpected/

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