closet storage

Closet Redux – Get Your Stuff Organized

Gene and Katie Hamilton
Gene and Katie Hamilton

Now is a good time to get rid of stuff you don’t use or no longer need. Free up space inside clothes closets and dresser drawers by taking little used clothes and donate them to make room for sweaters and socks. If you haven’t worn or don’t like them, why give them space in your closet and save them?

If you can’t remember the last time you wore a jacket or coat, give it to someone who can use it. The same goes for boots, hats and gloves. Just because it’s in the closet doesn’t mean you have to keep it.

The payoff is you’ll feel good every time you open the closet door and see items hanging nicely without being scrunched together. More empty is better than over full.

Attacking the contents of your clothes closets is just the baby step toward all the things that have accumulated in your house and garage. It may require a yard sale or many trips to donation centers.  Purging your stuff is possible, but it’s not easy. And it takes a plan and time to execute that plan, but in the end, it’s worth it.

Visit to learn how much a closet redux costs and compare doing the work yourself with hiring an installer.


Gene and Katie Hamilton are authors of 20 home improvement books and creators of, a website that compares the DIY and contractor costs of hundreds of repair, decorating and remodeling projects. Their weekly column Do It Yourself or Not is syndicated by Tribune Content Agency.

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