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Decluttering Baby’s Room | How to Organize Baby’s Dresser | Closet Organizers in a Dresser

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In 2014 I discovered the Minimalist lifestyle. It is journey, an ever ongoing process, that I would like to share.

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Today I de clutter my Baby’s room. I Organize Baby’s Dresser, removing excess blankets. I am removing cluttered and colorful blankets, and only keeping a monochromatic scheme. All of baby’s clothes are inside this one dresser, and I am trying to organize my baby nursery.
I use the Konmari method to fold my towels and cloth diapers. Here, Ikea SKUBB boxes help me keep everything in place. These can also be used as Closet Organizers, and I use them in my Closet as a closet organizer in my closet.
Watch my other Videos for Closet organization ideas.

I recently Re read the Marie Kondo book which can be found here
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Watch as I walk-through how to De-clutter the dresser, which I showed on my Previous Video on the House Tour, and home walk through.

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Organize Your Closet : Get Rid of Old Clothes

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Get rid of old clothes and organize your closet in this free video on closet organization.

Expert: Melissa Schenk
Bio: Shopping for gifts doesnt have to lead to financial stress. Melissa Schenk will teach you how to budget your holiday gift spending and make this the year that you finally come in or under budget!
Filmmaker: Melissa Schenk

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Relieve Stress And Organize Your Life By Organizing Your Closet

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A cluttered, messy closet in which you can’t find anything can stress out anyone. Relieve stress and organize your life by organizing your closet. Go through your closet and decide whether to Recycle, Donate or Re-Gift every item. Use storage boxes and containers to control your closet, and label everything in your closet so you know exactly where to find things. Organizing your closet is a huge step toward organizing your life.

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How to Organize Linen Closets | Clutter Video Tip

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http://www.ClutterDiet.com Get organized with home organizing tips from professional organizers at The Clutter Diet. Does your linen closet make you wish you were three sheets to the wind? Are you drowning in a pit of terrycloth despair? Don’t throw in the towel just yet. In today’s Clutter Video Tip Lorie Marrero gives you some strategies to organize your linens and linen closet. Following these tips will also help make doing and putting away laundry much more efficient. You make your bed, and then you have to lay in it. So, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater- get your linens organized and you can sleep like a baby. 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.

Related Links:
http://donate.goodwill.org
www.clutterdiet.com/quickstart

Transcript:
Hi. I’m Lorie Marrero and today’s Clutter Video Tip is about organizing linen closets. Now, you may have a dedicated linen closet in your hallway, or you may have a small cabinet in your bathroom like this. Either way, most people want to ask me questions about sheets and towels. So we’re going to cover that today and we’re going to cover that from the perspective of maximizing your storage space. Most people don’t have enough space when they’re asking me these questions. If you have plenty of space and you want to keep lots of blankets and towels, that is great. This is just a guideline, it’s not a hard and fast set of rules.

So with the sheets, it is an ideal number of sheets to have, two sets per bed. So that’s all that’s really necessary. You’ve got one on the bed and one being washed. If you live in a cold climate and you want to have a set of the flannel sheets for the winter, obviously that’s great too. But just keep in mind, all you really need are two sets per bed. If people have trouble knowing what size the sheets are after they’ve been folded up, one of the things you can do to solve that is you can take a laundry marker and write a little “T,” “Q,” or “K” on every corner [POP] standing for “twin,” “queen,” or, “king.” And that way you can just flip the corners up and take a look. This one has a “T” on it. And that way you know what size it is without having to unfold the entire thing.

So with towels, the ideal number is two sets per member of the family. That way, again, one can be used while the other is being washed. Obviously, people have their favorite towels. [POP] You might want to think about that. If somebody always is grabbing the red fluffy towels and they never use the navy ones or the green ones, you might have a lot of extra towels that are never being used. So if that’s the case, think about that. You can save some space and you can donate them [POP] to help somebody else in your community.

You know, also with towels, people ask me how to fold towels. And you know what, it doesn’t really matter. You know, I’m all about good enough. So as long as you’re doing it consistently, that’s the important thing. Because you want to make consistent neat stacks that are easier to see and easier to manage. These are some that my husband folded. He does it a little differently than I do. [POP] But I’m not complaining because he’s folding towels. So we have them here, they’re neat stacks, and that is fantastic.

Now, some people use old towels and washcloths and things for cleaning rags. And if you do that, sometimes they can tend to get washed and re-circulated back into the good linens, and you don’t want that to happen. So here’s a little tip. You want to cut towels and things in-half, for one thing, so they’re, you know, an odd size. And then you can also take a laundry marker and you can mark a big giant “X” across the rag so that you know that’s a cleaning rag and it’s not going to get mixed back in with everything.

Now, a linen closet is the perfect size project to tackle with our free 7-Day Quickstart. You get access to our team of professional organizers for unlimited questions and you can find out more about that at clutterdiet.com/quickstart.

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

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5 Ways to Organize Your Wardrobe Closet Like a Pro | Clutter Video Tip

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http://www.ClutterDiet.com Get organized with home organizing tips from professional organizers at The Clutter Diet. There are certain jobs you really want the pros to handle. Plumbing, electrical, surgery… But there are some jobs that you can do yourself, if you just had the secrets of the pros. Wardrobe organizing is one of those jobs. A few tricks of the trade for home organization will make you feel like you have a new closet s. In today’s video Lorie Marrero will give you organizing tips for your closet that will give you that professional look and feel. Next time you are thinking “help me organize this stack of slacks”, watch this video to make your clean closets look like they were touched by a pro. 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.

Related Links:

How to organize your room with The Clutter Diet®


http://donate.goodwill.org
http://locator.goodwill.org
http://www.clutterdiet.com/simpledivision
http://www.facebook.com/clutterdiet

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Hi. I’m Lorie Marrero, creator of the Clutter Diet book and on-line program and today we’re going to talk about five ways to organize your closet like a pro.

The first thing professionals do is we get all of the same hangers. So we have here the white tubular kind. You can use [POP] wooden hangers or the very thin slot hangers that are really popular right now. It doesn’t really matter what kind you pick, but you have to use the same ones and be consistent. And that way you get that finished unified look throughout the closet. Now, if you have mixed up hangers in your closet and [POP] you’re happy with that, that is terrific and I’m happy for you. It’s not about perfection. What I am sharing with you today though is if you do want that professional look, this is kind of how we do it. These are the tricks of the trade.

So the other thing we do to create consistency and a unified seam and look throughout the closet is that we have all of the clothing facing the same direction as we hang it up. So as you are [POP] flipping through your clothes you can easily see the tag and the size and you can see the buttons and you can make that selection more easily and also remove it from the hanger more easily when they’re all facing you, whichever way you would flip through them.

Another thing we do is we hang clients’ clothing backward on the hanger when we’re finished with an organizing project. So I’ve done a few of them this way here to show you. So in the case of our professional services being finished, we’ve done this organized closet, we have hung everything this way because when the hook is backwards on the rod like this [POP], you know that you haven’t worn that item yet. So as you wear these clothes in the next few months you take them down and you put the hanger back after you’ve worn it the correct way. And then after a while you see which hangers are still backwards and you know that you haven’t been wearing those items, that they’re a very good candidate for donation. [POP]

Another thing we do is we group like things together. So in this case we have the sleeveless blouses. We usually group blouses by sleeve length, and then we also have jackets and skirts and pants, and we do other types of categories that way. Within each category we do then by color. So you can see here how we’ve loosely done it in rainbow order. Again, it’s not about perfection [POP] but it’s just about being able to see what you have and locate things quickly and easily. So we have the reds and the oranges and the blues and things like that. So the color grouping really helps you match up things and it helps you put them away later.

The other way that we help clients stay organized is that we have a product that we use to label those divisions and groupings. And this is called the Simple Division Garment Organizers. These are available on our web site at http://www.clutterdiet.com/simpledivision. You can use these to separate sleeveless from short sleeves, Capri pants from regular pants, too big from too small which is really common and a lot of people need to have that transition of a weight loss or weight gain or maternity clothing. There’s lots of uses for these and clients really appreciate this when we use them as professionals because it helps them stay organized after we’re gone. Again, you can find out more at http://www.clutterdiet.com/simpledivision.

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

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KonMari Book Review | The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (by Marie Kondo)

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// The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing //
Author: Marie Kondo
Some of the things I loved (and the one thing I wasn’t so crazy about) and a few tidbits from the book!
Decluttering. Reorganizing. Simplifying Life…. Let’s do this!

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also at Barnes and Noble, Target, Ebay, and many other places books are sold. Check online and at your local book store. (I opted to buy instead of borrow from a library so that I could underline and make marginal notes.)

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Minimalism – How to get rid of Sentimental Clutter

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The final stage of the Konmari method was to get rid of sentimental clutter which is the point I finally reached. I don’t have much sentimental clutter in my house but I had a few boxed of things at my mam’s house that I had never really looked at for a long time and I had decided now was the perfect time to get rid of some of them.

The book that I read by Marie Kondo
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: http://amzn.to/1SXeEmQ

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