When it comes to winter accessories, you want to make it E.A.S.Y. Items need to be quickly accessible so you and your family can find what you need and swiftly get out the door. Weeding out the non-essential and opting for simple storage, will make a speedy exit achievable.
Step 1. Pull out all your family’s gloves, hats, mittens and scarves and do a big sort to pare down your collection. Use the non-negotiable list is you are questioning what to keep.
Once you’ve weeded out the items that you can discard or donate, think about categories in which you might store the remaining hats, scarves, gloves and mittens. Some options are:
By colour: pink hat, scarf and mittens become one entity.
Sort by topic: fashion wear, sportswear, COLD weather.
Store all gloves together, all hats together and all scarves together so you can mix and match.
Compartmentalize by person.
Next step, is establishing an E.A.S.Y. storage option.
Bins or baskets. Avoid staking and covering bins , ideally place them side by side. Store baskets on a shelf, floor of the closet or under a bench.
Label by name, initial or with a photo. Make it fun! This simplicity makes it easier for young children as well.
Over the rod door organizers.
The 'hook and loop' makes it easy to hang up and move. I have seasonal ones that I trade out. Imagine changing your whole closet seasonally in seconds! That is blissful beauty.
They come in a variety of sizes and styles, some have extra pockets on the side and are extremely budget friendly. Each pocket can hold a pair of gloves, a hat, or perhaps a glove/hat/scarf set. Use the lowest ones for small children’s accessories, so they can access them themselves, and put them away.
The over the door organizers are also starting to boaden in versatility. They come in a variety of patterns, fabrics, designs and textures. Utilizing vertical storage space frees up closet space.
Purging is our purpose this month however starting to ponder the best storage solutions for you and your family will also make life E.A.S.Y.
The proper system will come to you in time. For the today simply PURGE!