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

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Lower Out-of-reach Closet Storage

Gene and Katie Hamilton
Gene and Katie Hamilton

In many small closets there is unused space at the top where a shelf is unreachable because of its height. Never used items get stored there, taking up valuable space that can be put to better use with a pull-down closet rod. It’s an alternative to mounting two stationary, rods one on top of the other, and a solution for anyone with a physical disability. With its telescoping handle the pull-down rod is accessible for use in anyone’s closet.

A handyman will install the closet rod for $225, which includes the labor and material. If you have carpentry experience and tools you can buy the unit for $150 and install it saving 33 percent. The rod mounts on the side walls of the closet and comes in three sizes to accommodate closet openings from 21 1/2 inches to 48 inches wide. You’ll find more information and installation instructions at http://www.rev-a-shelf.com the manufacturer of the closet rod.

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