Organizing a Catchall Closet

Follow these simple steps for using storage containers to organize your catchall closet.
By: Aimee Lane
Organized Catchall Closet

Organized Catchall Closet

Follow these simple steps for using storage containers to organize your catchall closet.

Most of us stash too much in our hall closet for lack of a better storage solution. Purchasing clear storage containers and spending a few hours are all it takes to transform a cluttered closet into an organized, multifunctional space.

Step One
. Unload everything to get a good idea of usable space, then draw a diagram of the shelf dimensions so you know what size storage bins work with the space.

Step Two. Go shopping for storage bins. Large bins are necessary, but small bins often allow for better sorting. Use smaller bins to sort gift bags into specific categories, such as Christmas, birthdays, girls and boys. Detailed organization cuts search time.

Step Three.
Purchase bins that:

  • are the same brand so they stack easily.
  • are clear so you can easily see what's inside.
  • come in a variety of sizes.

Step Four. Storage bins are often a great motivator for purging. Remember your goal is to have a manageable space. Be willing to let go of items that you haven't used over the last year and donate items that could benefit others.

Step Five. Place like items into the same bins.

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