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Is Your Closet V.A.L.I.D.?

Originally from Matt Baier’s Organizing Works Newsletter, May 2009 IS YOUR CLOSET V.A.L.I.D.? Without a plan, a closet can be like a black hole, where stuff goes in but never comes out.  But unlike a black hole, a closet has its limits.  When you run out of space in your storage closet, your stuff has to go somewhere else.  The result: annoying piles on floors and surfaces.  Here’s a five point checklist to test if your closet plan is V.A.L.I.D.: V is for Visible.  The easier it is to see what you have, the easier it is to use it. Clearly labeled clear containers will optimize visibility.  The most important items to find should be placed at eye level. A is for Accessible.  Frequently used items should be located front and center, preferably in clearly labeled drawers for everything below eye level. L is for Local.  As much as possible, closet contents should be located closest to where they are used.  For example, sheets should be close to the bedroom, food should be close to the kitchen, etc. I is […]

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