Tips for organizing bedrooms and closets on a budget

Frugal Bedroom & Closet Organization

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Inexpensive Closet Organization

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"My walk-in closet is a mess! The clothes rod is so crammed that I can't find anything. Even my favorite outfits seem to disappear! And, since we have limited storage, some boxes of non-related stuff find their way in. Help! Is there any way to inexpensively organize my closet?"

Declutter Your Wardrobe

Chrissy C. Christiansen

Actually having to wear your clothes makes it a lot easier to decide whether an outfit is meant to stay with you or not. Try this method of wearing everything in your closet for one day to determine what you want ot keep and what you can certainly do without.

Spring Clean Your Wardrobe

Lisa Van den Boomen

It's that time of year again. It's time to purge and discard anything unwanted, open the windows, and clean out the dust that has collected in our homes over the past few dark months. So for those of you who dread this task, here are a few simple things to follow.

Saving Money by Cleaning Cupboards, Closets, and Cabinets

Shelly Burke

Increase your sense of control over your home, your time, and your finances. The benefits are well worth the time and effort it takes to clean and organize those closets, cupboards, and cabinets!

Mastering the Mess for Less

Shaunna Privratsky

The benefits of a clean and organized closet, storage area or even a drawer are twofold. First, you'll know exactly what you own so that you don't purchase things needlessly. Secondly, you'll be able to quickly locate the exact item you need, making your life that much easier.

Resealable Bags for Storage

contributed by Elohisa

A dollar stretching reader explains the many useful ways she uses resealable bags for storage and to stay organized.

Reorganizing Your Wardrobe

Beth Huber

The end of summer is a great time to reorganize your wardrobe for the coming season. Then again, anytime is the right time to eliminate excess clutter and get rid of unwanted things. And with this simple reorganization process you can also earn some extra cash, which is always welcome!

An Organized Home

Debbie Williams

One of the key rules in organizing and decorating is to utilize vertical space. Often, we place furniture around the room with nothing above it, forming a nice horizontal line. There is a ton of unclaimed storage and visually appealing space right above the furniture line!

Lessons from Grandma

Debbie Williams

Whether you live in an efficiency apartment or work in a tiny cubicle, making the most of your small space is a key element to your productivity. Utilize as much vertical space as possible with racks, hangers, hooks, and pockets. Turn wasted space into workable space with organizers specially made for office supplies, collectibles, paperback books, or audio recordings.

Blanket Storage

contributed by Susan Beth

You need all those blankets out in the winter but where do you store them the remainder of the year so they are out of the way? What my friend does is turn them into pillows! Floor pillows, throw pillows, heap of pillows in the corner reading nest pillows. Instead of filling up your linen closet, they now are useful year round. Here's how it is done.

Shoestring Solutions to Organization Problems

Debbie Williams

When establishing a general storage system, you have four storage choices. You can hang it, put it in a drawer, store it on the floor, or shelve it. If you haven't used it in a year, chances are you never will. Get rid of anything that you haven't used for the past year or two, except tax and business documents. Sorting will reduce your storage needs, and save you valuable time and money in the process.

Steps To An Organized Closet

Janet Taylor

Here is a step-by-step process for organizing your closet. After your closet is organized, you will be able to find clothes faster and coordinate outfits like never before. Remember to schedule time at least twice a year to go through your closet using some of these steps to keep it organized.

Micro-Space Storage

Nita Jackson

Creative ideas for storing items when living in a small space.

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