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The Best Closet Organizing Tips

Purge

The easiest way to make more room in your closet is to first, get rid of everything you don’t wear.  Use some of these tips to figure out what you really need.

Use empty wall space

Instead of hanging up your scarves, belts and any other accessories on hangers, hang up towel rods and string your items across the rod.

Shoe Organizer

Use a shoe organizer to hang shoes on the back of your door. Also, consider getting a boot organizer if you have a lot of boots, to get them off the floor and stacked on top of each other to minimize space.

Quality Hangers

Get rid of your old plastic hangers and buy nice wooden or padded hangers. Your clothes deserve the best and will be less likely to rip on better hangers.

Seasonal Organization

Organize your clothing items by the season you wear them in.  Move clothes for the off season to the back of your closet and rotate clothes for the current season to the front.

Prioritize

Store your most used items at eye-level for easy access. Store items you don’t use as often up on shelves.

Color Code

Color coding your items makes it easier to find what you are looking for.

Portable Drawers

Add portable drawers underneath your closet rod where all your clothes hang to increase space to store items.

Hat rack

Hang a hat rack over the front of your closet door so your hats are on display. You will have easy access to it and it won’t take up any space in your closet.

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DIY Project for Old Wine Bottles

Don’t just throw out your old wine bottles, make something out of them!

Flower Vases

This is probably the easiest thing to turn a wine bottle into. Just add a little water and your flowers!

Soap Dispenser

Find a soap dispenser lid that fits around the top of your wine bottle. Then fill it up with soap and screw on the lid.

Tiki Torch

Fill your wine bottle with crafting pebbles halfway. Then fill the rest of the bottle with tiki fuel. Insert the tiki wick. And light it up!

Decorations

Paint your wine bottle any color you wish. Around the holidays, you can paint pumpkins, ghosts, santa, reindeer, etc. Use matte paint so that the bottles are no longer see through and the designs are crisp and clear.

Bookshelf

Apply glue to the tops and bottoms of two wine bottles, spread the out at the distance you wish your bookshelf to be. Glue wooden boards on the bottoms and tops of the bottles. Repeat with however many shelves you desire. Once complete, you’ll have a brand-new bookshelf for half the price!

Jars

Fill up the bottles with candies like m&m’s (holiday themed), candy corn, or other snacks. Candy filled wine bottles make cute décor for the holidays!

String light lamp

Drill a small hole in the back of the bottle, big enough to fit a string of lights through. Plug in the lights and voila!

Revamp your Attic

10 Things You Should Get Rid of Right Now 

Clothing 

If you have gone over a year without wearing an item of clothing, donate it.  You may be saving it for that “one event” you could wear it to, but if it has gone this long without being worn the chances are it will never get worn.

Take-out Menus 

You can find almost any menu to your favorite restaurant online now, so recycle those old menus.

Games with missing pieces

You may still be able to play it, but it is not the same.  Get rid of it and play a game you can truly play.

Halloween Costumes

Your old costumes may have some sentimental value to you, but you can’t ever rewear it so they are just taking up space.

Paint 

It is hard to properly store paint.  So, if you have your old cans sitting in your garage with crusty paint on the lids, it is time to toss those.  Make sure you look up how to safely dispose of the cans before throwing them away.

Movies

If you really aren’t going to watch a DVD again, give it away or sell it.  It will just be collecting dust until then.

Formal Wear 

Items like a bridesmaid or prom dress were only meant to be worn the one time you wore them, and never again.  Help someone out and donate them or make some money by selling them.

Shoes

If any of your shoes have rips or holes, toss them right now.  If they are still good, but you can’t remember the last time you wore them, donate them to a thrift store.

Books

Be honest with yourself if you are ever going to reread that book that hasn’t moved off its shelf in years.  Donate it to someone who could enjoy it.

Makeup

Expired makeup can accumulate bacteria that is bad for your face and eyes.  Just because you think you will still use this makeup doesn’t mean you should.