7 Ways to Get Organized for the New Year

In case you don’t already know, January is Get Organized Month! Why January? Think about how chaotic the holidays were or could have been without being organized ahead of time. Typical New Year’s resolutions are about losing weight, eating healthier, and exercising more – but what about trimming the clutter from your closets? Getting organized is an incredibly achievable lifestyle change that you should add to that list of resolutions now. Here are 7 ways you can get organized for the new year.

Upgrade the Master Closet

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In order to set yourself up for success in 2021, you’re going to need the right tools – like a 100% adjustable closet from Saint Louis Closet Co. Take a look at your master bedroom closet and consider how efficient that space is currently. Maybe you have a bar to hang shirts, a few wire shelves for pants that fold, and even a basket or two for socks. It’s a great start but there’s room for improvement. We’re talking about adjustable shelving units that can fit tennis shoes one day and knee-high boots the next. You can also add drawers for lingerie, belt and tie racks, and many other accessories.

Create an Arts and Crafts Room

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You don’t have to have children to dedicate an entire room for arts and crafts – it’s just a splendid idea for getting organized this year. Wrapping season just ended but your calendar is still packed with anniversaries, birthdays, and more. Be prepared this time around with slanted shelves for rolls of paper and drawers for ribbons. Have a lot of family pictures to print for scrapbooking? Add drawers, shelves, and surfaces big enough to cut and paste before your next big project. Lastly, file drawers and baskets will organize even the messiest of craft items.

Maximize the Space in Your Pantry

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If you know Jennifer Q. Williams, then you know that she always says the pantry is the heart of any kitchen. That’s why it’s crucial to clean out the clutter and reorganize so that you can find any given item at any time. While you’re in the middle of pulling everything out, envision what pull-out bins and canned good racks would look like here. No matter how big or how small the space, Saint Louis Closet Co. can design a brand-new system that will change the way you utilize your kitchen for life.

Enhance Your Home Office

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There’s a chance that after months of working from home, there are still people working on a TV tray in their bedroom. While that has gotten the job done so far, consider adding more to your home office. This includes pull-out keyboard trays, baskets, custom countertops, file drawers, fabric boards, binder slots, and more. All of these options are simple ways for turning your personal space into a professional one. If you have children who are learning from home as well, this is the perfect opportunity to increase their focus by helping them feel more like they’re at their desk than inside their bedroom.

Sort the Laundry Room

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Do you know how much time you spend in the laundry room? It’s actually a lot – especially if you’re taking care of a family. So don’t be afraid to treat yourself to an organized space where you can properly iron, fold, and hang everyone’s clothes! Start thinking about tilt-out laundry hampers, fold-out ironing boards, broom and mop hooks, Wilsonart® countertops, baskets and hanging rods, and, you guessed it, adjustable shelving. It’s all about creating a smooth transition from the washer and dryer back to everyone’s drawers and closets.

Add a Murphy Bed

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Speaking of bedrooms, guest rooms tend to get in the way of having a home office, exercise space, or even that arts and crafts room we mentioned before. Our expert tip is to add a Murphy bed, which is a fully functional bed stored vertically or horizontally inside customized cabinets. While in an upright position, these beds take up minimal space and allow you to use the rest of the room for whatever you want. Who knew you could organize an entire bed by simply folding it up?

Call Saint Louis Closet Co. Right Away

Saint Louis Closet Co. has some of the best designers in the business! Trust in us to review the space in your home that you wish to upgrade before we draw up an organizational system that matches your style and makes life easier. Meet our fabulous team online and then reach us at 314-781-9000 to register for a free consultation.

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