Top 10 Closet Storage Do’s and Don’ts: #6

This is the sixth in a series of Top 10 Closet Storage Do’s and Don’ts. 6. DON’T store loose papers in shopping bags. The vast majority of paper I find in plastic shopping bags is garbage.  These bags tend to fall into the category I call “make-it-go-away” bags, which is not a good idea.  If, however, these bags are holding old …

Top 10 Closet Storage Do’s and Don’ts: #2

This is the second in a series of Top 10 Closet Storage Do’s and Don’ts. 2. DON’T fill every last gap in your closet. Packing everything you can into your closet does not make you organized. I have maintained that it is wasteful not to take advantage of vertical space in your closet, but it is equally wasteful to compromise find-ability …

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 …

Focus on Filing, Part 3: The Finer Points

Originally from Matt Baier’s Organizing Works Newsletter, June 2007 Focus On Filing, Part 3: The Finer Points For want of a Nail the Shoe was lost; for want of a Shoe the Horse was lost; and for want of a Horse the Rider was lost; being overtaken and slain by the Enemy, all for want of Care about a Horse-shoe …