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Closet MadMess!

Can’t find that new sweater you bought a month ago? You’re going to a fancy party, and your shoes that go with your little, black dress are no where to be found? Does your husband complain that he can never find the right tie to go with his work shirt? If you dread opening your closet because your clothes, shoes and accessories are in total disarray, it’s time you call the professional organizing experts at Get Organized. The owner, Don, will personally work with you to provide a custom quote on the closet of your dreams! Call Don today, and stop the closet “madmess”!

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4 Tips to Maximize Storage Shelves

Storage space is always in demand, whether you’re living in a cramped apartment or a large single family home. While creating more closets may not be feasible, maximizing your existing areas by taking advantage of storage shelves is a great alternative. Here are a few tips for taking full advantage of shelving units from Get Organized, Rochester, NY’s leading source for storage ideas and room organization. 

4 Tips Guaranteed to Maximize Space on Storage Shelves

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1. Take Advantage of Every Surface

When organizing a closet or cupboard, every surface, wall, and door can participate in the storage game. Don’t be afraid to use outside surfaces as well. Pegboard, for example, can be installed on the sides of your shelving unit to hang additional items and allow quick access to your favorite pieces. 

2. Find Stackable Bins & Baskets

To keep your storage spaces tidy, find a variety of stackable bins, baskets, and even jars so every item has its place. Not only will your storage shelves stay clean and easy to navigate, but by selecting eye-catching wicker baskets or a matching set of patterned boxes, your closet will be both functional and appealing to explore. 

3. Assess & Invest in Add-Ons

Consider your storage shelves a blank canvas. Pull everything out and divide it into categories. Once you have a full assessment of every piece, find the perfect add-ons for your unique needs. If you have lots of jewelry for example, installing small hooks can prevent tangling. If you’re arranging a pantry, hanging baskets or small magnetic containers could keep spices, cans, and cooking tools in place.

4. Organize By Priority

After you have everything tucked away in baskets, bins, and hanging on hooks, the last thing you want to do is spend precious time sorting through each one to find the right thing. To cut down on rummaging time, label bins and set them on shelves based on priority and frequency of use. If you’re organizing a closet and its winter, put your bins of hats, scarves, and mittens up front and leave tank tops and swimsuits tucked away on the top shelf. 

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Do’s & Don’ts When Organizing Your Kitchen for the Holidays

For many homeowners, the kitchen is the busiest room in the house. From cooking to gathering around the island during gatherings, the space sees a lot of foot traffic. With a bit of patience, a few creative ideas, and some room organization tactics, you’ll make it a more enjoyable place to spend time.

Do:

Declutter your countertops.

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Make extra
space on your countertops by using multi-layered trays, lazy Susans, and open shelving to store condiments and spices. Put snacks and fruits in rattan or see-through wire baskets to grab food on the go.

Create designated zones.

For better room organization, create zones in your kitchen for sorting out tools and necessities. Designate an area for keeping the baking supplies, sheets, and tools close to the oven. Store your spices, utensils, pots, and pans at an arm’s reach for more fluid movement in the kitchen. Stash plastic bags, wraps, and containers near the refrigerator for quick storage of leftovers.

Store items by use.

Group your kitchenware, bakeware, glassware, and silverware according to their frequency of use and purpose, and place them in specific areas for easy access. For example, everyday dinnerware should be stored on lower, easy-to-reach shelves and stacked in front of fancy utensils and fine china that is rarely used.

Don’t:

Keep anything you won’t use.

Take out everything in your cabinets and drawers, and sort through it. Toss out anything that’s expired, broken, or damaged, including containers without lids, duplicate items, and plastic bags taking up space. For canned goods or items you won’t be using soon, consider donating them.

Stow items together.

Similar to your wares, go through your pantry items, supplies, and cooking utensils and sort them into separate piles. Use drawer organizers and dividers to group similar items so you won’t have to rummage to find the item you want. Keep lids together, and discard containers without tops to free up space.

Disregard nooks & crannies.

Make use of small spaces by mounting racks and pegs to hang pots, pans, mugs, and cooking tools. Attach a magnetic sorter on the side of your fridge for holding menus, coupons, cookbooks, and notepads. Place hanging shelves at the back of the doors for additional storage and room organization.