It’s still winter, and I’m still trying to figure out where to stash the different coats that living in a climate that’s 65 degrees one day and 15 the next. Not all of us have the luxury of a coat closet, but there are plenty of options for freestanding coat racks and wall-mounted racks out there. Here’s what we’ve got to offer:
Benita of blog Chez Larsson decided in May of 2008 to start sharing her organizing mania and neatness with the masses instead of keeping them to all to herself. Her blog, www.chezlarsson.typepad.com, focuses on home life the clean, bright, white, organized and Scandinavian way. Benita lives in a small 1930’s house in a Stockholm suburb and that’s where all the organizing action takes place.
Recently one of my readers, Lynda, sent me an e-mail asking for help with her laundry room. I can sort of see why she’s desperate:
Lynda needs the space for more than just laundry. Her pantry is in there just behind the door and she also needs to store dishes, pet products and craft items.
Solution: every organization starts with editing. Edit, edit, edit! This basically means you open one drawer or cabinet at a time and ruthlessly get rid of the things that are no longer in use. Get a trash bag and a box for charity out and divided the things you no longer need. Keep asking yourself all through the process if you use the item or not. When in doubt, throw out.
You then sort what’s left. In Lynda’s case I suggest she starts off by putting all her kitchen related items in Read the rest of this entry »