Tips To Organize Your Storage Closet

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group 0225221517

Tips To Organize Your Storage Closet

Storage closets often look very messy and unorganized because they hold a lot of miscellaneous and random items. It builds up over time and you suddenly realize it's overflowing and unorganized. While they might be full of a hodgepodge of items it is possible to keep them organized and attractive. 

 

Take Everything Out and Sort All Items

By taking everything out you can then organize it into piles of “like” items. While you are removing everything from the closet take time to get rid of anything that you no longer use or need. If you haven’t used it in months chances are you aren’t going to start now so don’t hold on to it. Donate items that others could use and trash the rest.

 

Unorganized Storage Closet

 

Analyze Your Needs

Do you need any boxes or storage bins? Make sure you know what size you need prior to heading to the store. If you don’t need anything to store multiple items in start thinking about how you can keep everything in the organized groups as you put the items back into the closet. By maintaining the grouped items it creates consistency within your closet and makes it visually appealing.

 

Storage Closet Organization

 

Arrange Your Closet

It takes some trial and error before you’ll have everything back in place. As you place items in the closet take it one shelf at a time. Trying to do everything at once normally ends up leaving things looking disorganized. By taking it a shelf at a time you can organize as you go and make sure the items are arranged in a neat and tidy fashion on each shelf.

 

Cleaning closets out is something that we all need to do. Inevitably we accumulate “stuff” as time passes and it causes our home to feel congested and disorganized. Take it one closet at a time and complete each one before you start on another. If you need to purchase containers to help with organization be sure you measure the space you’re working with in advance. 

 

Considering selling your home? Start the organization process well in advance. It takes time and rushing won't achieve you the outcome you're looking for. If you are in the Northern Virginia area and aren't sure where to start or what to keep and what to let go of contact Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group. We can assist you with getting your home ready for the market. We offer an in house design consultant to all of our sellers and she would be happy to help you organize your home and have it ready to make a lasting positive first impression to potential buyers.

 

 

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Amanda Davidson

Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group

Broker - Owner
Licensed in VA and DC

6485 Old Beulah Street
Alexandria, VA 22315

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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
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Great post, Amanda... I love anything about organizing closets... I find it very therapeutic, myself.

Jan 06, 2017 07:08 AM #1
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Amanda. This is terrific. I had an overloaded and messy pantry. The key was to empty it out. It made a difference and I gor rid of stuff I didn't know I had.

Jan 06, 2017 07:27 AM #2
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good morning, Amanda -- these are great tips for everyone.  There is a certain power to having every thing in its proper place.   

Jan 06, 2017 07:28 AM #3
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Amanda: Great tips and a good time to tackle a project like this. I know my storage closet needs some attention!

Jan 06, 2017 07:29 AM #4
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Amanda, think many of us have a few closets we could organize and purge.  Great tips.

Jan 06, 2017 12:37 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Stuff does accumulate and your tips can help us all!

Jan 06, 2017 01:09 PM #6
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the post. Thanks for the reminder.

Jan 06, 2017 02:45 PM #7
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for the tips, Amanda.  This is something that my wife and I are working on.

Jan 06, 2017 04:32 PM #8
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I still have some work to do on mine. Recently I bought a bamboo shoe rack. That has helped a great deal. 

Jan 06, 2017 08:23 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Thank you all for stopping by. It sounds like many of us are in the process of tackling our closets or planning to do so in the future. I find I feel much better after I organize closets, it's nice to get rid of things we don't need. Have a great weekend everyone!

Jan 07, 2017 07:57 AM #10
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Amanda S. Davidson ,

These are great tips for everyone not just sellers thinking of selling. It is nice to get rid of things (especially out of date items) and is a good way to start out the year!

Jan 07, 2017 08:18 AM #11
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Excellent post, Amanda.  I clean out my Christmas closet every year, and make a pile to donate.  I am cutting back on my decorations and give them to family, friends, charity or trash them.

Jan 07, 2017 05:46 PM #12
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

This may sound crazy but when the pantry is clean and organized the food tastes better too! These are great tips and something that needs to be done frequently. It seems to be the messiest place in some of the most beautiful homes I show. 

Jan 07, 2017 06:29 PM #13
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Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

Excellent advice, Amanda. I need to do that with my shop. It's a hoarders dream come true. Where are those "Pickers" guys when you need them?

Jan 08, 2017 04:42 PM #14
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I have a closet that I need to take some time and go through. I will be using your tips. I will have my pile of stuff that will get donated to the animal shelter thrift store. 

Jan 15, 2017 06:22 PM #15
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Mark Sindone
Archive Storage - Sydney, AU

I personally have been all about going vertically upwards. I have installed various sizes of shelves and racks to maximize as much storage as I possibly could. Every inch of space is precious to me and I use them to their highest capability.

Jul 21, 2017 12:11 AM #16
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