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4 Myths on Closet Organization

Posted by Closet Butler on May 3, 2018 3:06:07 PM

 Your decluttering doubts debunked.



Home decor and organization blogger, Melissa George from Polished Habitat, shares her organizing myths that could be holding you back.



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Myth #1: Organizing is expensive $$.


  • Truth: You can get what you need from the dollar store and reuse/recycle some of your current products.
    • DIY with paint & labels to make it fun.
    • Dollar Tree plastic tubs, and $2 photo boxes from Michael's.


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Photo Credit: Polished Habitat



Myth #2: Organizing takes too LONG.


  • Truth: Small & fast changes can actually save you time.
    • Break it up into sections (shoes, dresses, etc.)
    • Take 15 minutes/week to declutter.



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Start with shirts and onto the next one.




Myth #3: Your things won’t STAY organized.


  • Truth: When it’s done right, it can stay that way.
    • Yes, some small trash or clutter ends up happening, but try not to let it last long.
    • Find out what’s not needed in the space.
    • The right containers make a difference.
    • Making it pretty keeps it pretty.
    • Go vertical.
    • Label everything.
    • Think outside the box.



Myth #4: You’re naturally messy, so you can’t be organized.


  • Truth: We’re all naturally messy sometimes.
    • Have a system that works for you.
    • Find out the specific organization issues (ex: lint, clothing tags, small trash clutter).


 Polished HabitatPhoto Credit: Polished Habitat




“Organization is about progressively making your homework better for you. Don’t strive for perfection in the whole house tomorrow. Instead, identify your top struggles, and work through the list one at a time.”
-Melissa George



Click here to read the entire article on Melissa’s website along with more tips for organization.



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