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Re-Organizing: Make Sense of Your Space

NJ Expert Organizer, Marilyn Shain Labendz, says that storing things in a different way can free up space.

To Hang, Fold or Roll? Ay, THAT is the question!

It's easy to organize a closet that is huge, with tons of shelves and drawers and hanging space.

The challenge is a closet that too small for the amount of clothing it is to hold. (Hmmm, isn't every closet just a bit too small)?

Let's look at the traditional way of storing clothes:

  • Hang jeans and slacks:

  • ​With skirt hangers

  • On multi-pair swinging arm hangers

  • Folding sweaters

  • ​On shelves

  • In drawers

  • Shirts and blouses

  • ​Hanging individually

  • Hanging in multiple vertical hangers

Here are some problems that occur using the traditional method:

  • The vertically hanging shirts/blouses get creased and wrinkled if not hung perfectly, buttoning the top button, smoothing out every shirt or blouse so that it lies flat.

  • The swinging arm slack holder gets bulky with 4-6 pairs of slacks/jeans packed in.

  • Bulky sweaters take up a lot of vertical room in a shelf or get stuck inside a drawer.

Here are alternative possibilities to stretch the space you have:

  • Fold your jeans lengthwise in half, or in thirds for a narrower shelf.

  • ​9 jeans cans take up only 6 inches in height on a shelf.

  • Leggings/jeggings: Roll them and either store them side by side or stack them.

  • Sweaters:

  • ​Hang the bulky ones where your slacks/jeans hung.

  • Fold/roll thin sweaters in drawers or on shelves

  • Consider hanging tee shirts...they are thin and more can fit in the same space your slacks hung.

NJ Expert Organizer, Marilyn Shain Labendz, has bright ideas for thinking out of the box.

I have LOTS of bright ideas for thinking out of the box, and making the most sense your space!

CONTACT ME and I will be happy to help!

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