Have you ever been hunting for something, like that hypoallergenic pillow you keep on hand for when your excessively fussy sister decides to surprise you with an unannounced visit, and you just can’t find it anywhere? You look in the hall closet and it’s not there. You check the bathroom linen closet—nada. You tear apart your bedroom closet and the damn thing ain’t in there, either. Finally, after a generous gin and tonic and an even more generous string of expletives aimed at your sibling, you find the pillow. In the hall closet behind the stack of old board games. This is no way to live. It’s time to clean out your closets.
Before you reach for another finger of gin, relax. If this task seems overwhelming, that’s only because it is. But with a few organizational tips, you can easily whittle this enormous project down into a few bite-sized pieces. Continue readingby