How to Conquer Your Closets

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Conquering closets is easier when each closet has a designation, like a coat closet where jackets go or a utility closet for the vacuum. Battle disorganized closets by making sure items go where they are labeled with tips from a professional house... View Video Transcript

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Ann Myrick

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Hi, I'm Ann Myrick and today I'm going to show you how to conquer your closet. This is a foyer closet, and you can see that there's a little bit of everything in this closet. There are a ton of - there's some clothes, there are coats, there's bags, there is a - bucket, there's all types of stuff, so what you want to do first is this is the closet that when you walk in the door, it's the coat closet and it really needs to be organized and kept for a coat closet. So, what you want to do is go through and take everything out, it's very easy just to walk in the door and put something in a closet and walk away and it has no business being in that closet. So what you want to do is decide how you're going to use this closet, if we're going to use this for coats and for maybe some boots, galoshes, something like that, then take everything out. There's a filter up here, there's a lampshade, so we're going to take everything out of the closet that doesn't belong in this closet. And then on the coats this closet is very full, and if somebody came over and I took their coat, there would be really be no place to put it, because it's already very full. So what you want to do is go through this and see are there coats, are their clothes that number one, don't even need to be here, a lot of times you keep things that could go to Goodwill. You don't wear them, so if you haven't worn it in two, three years, it's time to take it to Goodwill. So clean it out, things to go to Goodwill, other things that just need to go in your closet. It's come in, you had to cook, you put it in the closet and it never left. So the clothes that need to go upstairs in the bedrooms, take out of the closet, send to Goodwill, and then organize the clothes, and then anything that you have in here that doesn't have to do with again boots, shoes, clothes, take out. Bucket, was just put in here, doesn't need to be in here, this needs to go into the utility room or the garage. There's bags in here, there's camera bags in here, so just go through, take out what doesn't need to be there, organize and make it look very neat and functional. This is Ann Myrick, and that is how to clean your closet.