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Find Hidden Storage… Behind Doors | Clutter Video Tip

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http://www.ClutterDiet.com Get organized with home organizing tips from professional organizers at The Clutter Diet. Do you feel like every inch of your space is being utilized and still there’s not enough? Have you run out of drawers and shelves and counters? In this video Lorie Marrero is sharing one of her favorite places for storage- doors! Following these strategies will give you more visible, usable space. These Clutter Video Tips are posted frequently here on our clutterdiet organizing channel. You can search Twitter for also to find comments on our organizing tips. Lorie Marrero is the creator of ClutterDiet.com and the author of The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life. Lorie also serves as the national spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International and ambassador of the Donate Movement.

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Hi. I’m Lorie Marrero, creator of the Clutter Diet book and on-line program, and today I’m going to share with you one of my best hidden storage secrets. Now, we talk about going vertical a lot when we’re looking for storage. So we’re usually talking about a wall where we’re trying to put some cabinets or shelves and we’re going vertical up that wall. But what most people haven’t thought about is that the back of a door is really another wall space that you have available for you [POP]. So it’s a blank canvas for you for storage.

Here I’m standing next to our pantry door where I have glued on some tiles that allow me to use this as a bulletin board. So we pin up little notices and things, some quick reference information [POP] for our family here. But this is so useful, if I didn’t have as large of a pantry as I happened to have in this home, I would definitely be using the back of this door for a big pantry wrack like you see here. So you can have lots of boxes and cans on that, and it really expands your storage. If you Google “over door storage” or “over the door storage,” you will find tons of products that are made specifically for using on the back of a door. And really most of them don’t even require installation. A lot of them have been designed to hook over the top of the door so you don’t even have to use any tools.

One of the best uses of the back of a door is these simple shoe pockets. These are so versatile. They’re made for shoes, but you can use them for almost anything. Here I’m showing what we did in our Women’s Day reader Linda’s home, “Hi Linda,” in Michigan, for our Project Declutter [POP] series. And we have her home office where she’s got lots of things she uses to make greeting cards for her home-based business. So all of the things you see in these shoe pockets are hole punches, different, various kinds of decorative punches, for these greeting cards. You can put Barbie dolls in them, you can put all kinds of kids toys and knickknacks, as well as shoes, or mittens, or gloves, whatever fits in these pockets. But you can see what incredible storage this earns for you with a simple installation of hooks over the door.

So another over-the-door thing is just hooks. So you can hang anything you want on the back of the door. I have a product I really love here that I’m showing that’s called “The Hinge It,” and I find that builders usually don’t put towel wracks in, in an adequate way, and you usually need more towel space for hanging in a bathroom. So this goes behind the door of maybe your water closet in your bathroom and you can hide away some of the towels that you’re trying to hang up and dry. And you can hang your bathrobe on a hook on the back of a door, lots of different things. You can hang jewelry organizers, I can go on and on.

Here’s a picture of our Woman’s Day reader Pam in Project Declutter, her closet where we have her scarves that we’re showing, and she got visibility to her whole scarf collection, so she can see that when she opens the door. Again, it’s like having a whole other wall space. So she has that whole collection whenever she’s choosing one of her favorites. She loves scarves, as you can see. So, again, Google “over the door,” you’re going to find all kinds of solutions. And if you need help with your storage space, we can help you with that. Seven days a week we have a team of professional organizers on-line helping our members in the Message Board area of our Membership site. And that is done for about the price of a pizza. We are directly consulting with you with your personal questions. You can upload photos and show us what’s going on in your space, and we help you get unstuck. You can find out more at http://www.clutterdiet.com/learnmore.

See you next time, and may you always be happy and grateful for having more than enough.



The best shoe organizer

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A great shoe rack for your closet. Brought to you by Naeemah Ford Goldson of Restore Order professional organizing. You can purchase the shoe rack here http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004FNBWQ4?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01



Closet Organizing Part 2 with professional organizer Scott Roewer

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Organizing your closet is possible for you to do at home. However, knowing how to measure and plan your space is the difficult part. In this how-to series, Ill show you how to measure your space, measure your clothes and how to come up with a custom closet design for yourself. This is part 2 of a 9 part series on how to organize you closet like a professional. View more videos and tips on my blog http://www.declutteryou.com



Closet Organizing Part 5 with professional organizer Scott Roewer

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This is the fifth video in a nine-part series of How to Organize Your Closet Like a Pro and well take a look at organizing your linens.

I love living in the city. However, with city life, you often find a lack of storage space. In this home, there was a lack of closet storage. So the homeowner decided to store sheets, towels, blankets, tablecloths, and material in his master bedroom closet. As you can imagine, the closet was over flowing!

In this 4 minute video, I demonstrate the basic steps you can follow to sort your household linens. Because this homeowner was short on space, we had to find a new home for the towels. In order to redistribute them to another area of the home, I suggested we add a shelf in the linen closet/laundry room conveniently located outside the main bathroom. By adding a shelf here, we were able to move the bath towels closer to the bathroom. Several old blankets were donated, and we used large sweater bags from The Container Store to keep items clean and organized in the closet. Finally, we made use of the space under his bed and stored some of the linens that were not frequently used in the Underbed Containers from The Container Store.

Do you have a creative way you store linens? How many blankets and sheets do you think you should have for each bed in your home? Please share your comments below.



KonMari Method: The Kitchen, Part 1

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After reading “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo, I have been inspired to declutter and simplify our home. My husband and I have found value and importance in living a minimalist lifestyle and we are making changes in our lives everyday to embrace this new way of living.

In this video I share with you what our kitchen looked like before I implemented the KonMari method, as well as all of the kitchen items I am getting rid of.

Next week, I will be posting Part 2 which will show our newly simplified and organized kitchen.

Thanks for watching!



Closet Organizing Part 6 with professional organizer Scott Roewer

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How many times have you said, my closet just isnt big enough? Well the truth of the matter is, your closet is probably large enough, you simply have too much stuff! Ive worked in a few hundred closets, and I find people use the wrong accessories to store their clothes, and dont take the time to fold or hang items. Instead, they shove the clothes on shelves and expect their clothes to not be damage, wrinkle free, and they expect to find a ready to wear outfit in a timely manner.

In this sixth video of my how to organize your closet like a pro series, Ill demonstrate the steps you can follow to sort your clothes. I also talk about the proper types of hangers to use, and how to avoid some common mistakes people make in their closets. Watching this video may just save your favorite outfit from damage! More tips can be found on http://www.declutteryou.com



How to Organize Your Makeup Drawer

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Save time searching for your makeup by organizing your makeup drawer.

Step 1: Examine the makeup
Examine the makeup and throw away any makeup that is expired, smells funny, has changed color, or has dried out. Also throw away makeup that you won’t use.

Old makeup can build up bacteria and germs that can cause infections, like pink eye and skin breakouts.

Step 2: Sort items
Sort items together. Group eyeliners, eye shadow, mascara, and blushes.

Step 3: Wash brushes
Wash brushes with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo.

Step 4: Clean out the drawer
Clean out the makeup drawer, and replace the liner with a new one.

Step 5: Place items in organizer
Place the makeup that you use on a daily basis in organizing trays. Place the organizing trays in your drawer.

Makeup should be stored in a dry, cool place.

Step 6: Stay organized
Stay organized by returning your makeup back to its proper place when you are done.

Did You Know?
Eye shadows expire after two years, mascara after three months, and eyeliners after three months.