Monday, January 14, 2019


Modular Closets Home Organization Expert Shares His Top Tips To Help You Declutter Your Home & Start The New Year Off Right

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I started decluttering January 2nd. It was time and Maria Kondo inspired me like the rest of my friends. We are all decluttering. Lightening up the load has taken a weight off my life. I feel so much better. So I am happy to share this article (with permission) by Marty Basher is the home organization expert at Modular Closets.

Most of us have stress in our lives. It is pretty common. So it is important that we do what we can to limit unnecessary stress, such as messy environments. A messy desk, car, house… a messy whatever can really impede your ability to function at your optimal capacity. So take a few minutes or whatever time you need to get rid of stuff or put things in their places. There is plenty to be stressed out over- don’t let messiness be one of them.

Cleaning up a messy environment gives you a real sense of accomplishment. So many things we do today never really have an end date. They just seem to be ongoing projects that unfortunately don’t provide a measurable point to stop and say “job well done”. Well, cleaning your home, for instance, can give you that “job well done” feeling. It doesn’t take too long and the finished product is a nice, tidy living space that will give you a “well done” pat on the back. Plus, your home is clean!

Clutter can be unhealthy… literally. A lot of clutter may include things that are toxic, chemical-laden or simply just dust-collecting devices. Cleaning out things that you won’t use, and probably don’t need, can reduce dust, thus reducing molds and other airborne irritants. Just cleaning up and decluttering can have a huge impact on the quality of air that you breathe in your home.

Clutter is distracting. A cluttered home can be especially distracting, taking your eye and mind off tasks you want to work on. Clutter has been shown to reduce focus in most adults. Trying to concentrate or complete a task in a room that is full of “clutter/distractions” can increase the time to completion quite significantly. It just might be your cluttered home is also the reason you keep losing things and have to spend time looking for them.

If your clutter is on a grander scale, you may need to ease into the idea of decluttering. Sometimes, the problem with decluttering is the emotional attachment we feel to all our stuff. If this describes you then start with this one tip. Start decluttering with the least emotional items. Take it one room at a time and go through, first removing items with little or no emotional value. Before you know it, you will be moving on to more items and soon be clutter-free.

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Organized and decluttered closets are one surefire way to a more organized life! You will save time and energy not having to painstakingly piece outfits together every morning or searching for that other mitten, soccer shin pad, or you name it. Plus your your mind will feel decluttered knowing that behind your closet and cabinet doors, everything is laid out exactly as you need it to be. Here are a few ways to accomplish getting your closets into shape:

- A hanging shoe organizer is not just for shoes! Attach a clear shoe organizer with pockets to the back of your clothes or linen closet. Use it to store all the stuff that gets lost in most closets. For clothes closets use it to store socks, gloves, swim suits, scarves, and more. For the linen closet, store cleaning products, lost socks, a roll of garbage bags, sponges and scrub brushes.

- With just a few minutes of your time, your clothes closet can be organized and coded to make getting dressed a breeze—it doesn’t matter whether your closet is big or small. Start by categorizing all the shirts. Once pulled together, file them by short sleeve and long sleeved, then match up by color. Next, do the same with pants and skirts. Now, when it’s time to get dressed, you can simply look for a shirt by sleeve length and color. Then you can quickly pair it with a skirt or pants of choice. No more sorting through racks of clothes looking for a missing item stuck between two totally unrelated things.

- If you’re dealing with a small closet, think outside the box and create more space by building up and down. Add storage cubes on top of a shelf. Add a second hanging bar if you need more space to hang clothes. Storage bins fit nicely under hanging clothes rods to store off-season clothes.

- One of the easiest ways to store belts and scarves is by hanging them from simple plastic shower curtain rings. They’re inexpensive, come in big packs and perfectly hold those items that may not have another place to go. Simply snap the ring into place on your closet rod and you’re ready to go!

Bio: Marty Basher is the home organization expert at Modular Closets, the closet units you can mix & match to design your very own custom closet. Homeowners everywhere are empowered to achieve the true custom closet look- for nearly 40% less than standard custom closets. Discover Modular Closets online at

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