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A Month of Jane: Storage Tips from My Closet

My Closet is a Work in Progress

June is quickly approaching, but I'm in no hurry. Here on the Closet Blog, I'm declaring a month of JANE—a series of storage tips from my own closet!

I love experimenting with new products and ideas, so my closet system is always a work in progress. This series will show you the tools I'm currently using to stay organized, and how I share the space with my husband. (Teaser: His side of the closet looks completely different from mine, but not in ways you might expect!)

Storage Ideas for Off-Season Clothes

Recently, I swapped out my scarves and sandals to stage my shopping zone for summer. 

During winter, I store my scarves in wire baskets at the bottom of my closet, and my sandals in a storage box high on a shelf. As the seasons change, I switch them so I can easily access what I’ll be wearing now. A closet system with built-in flexibility helps you maximize convenience and enjoyment in your closet all year.

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I selected attractive storage boxes for this task, so I don't mind displaying them on my closet shelving and shoe rack.

Store off-season clothes in attractive storage boxes on your closet shelving and shoe rack.  Call Closets of Tulsa  today for a FREE consultation and 3-D closet design:  918.609.0214

Store off-season clothes in attractive storage boxes on your closet shelving and shoe rack. Call Closets of Tulsa today for a FREE consultation and 3-D closet design: 918.609.0214

Hangers for Slacks, Jeans and T-Shirts

I hang slacks, jeans and T-shirts next to my shoe rack. I use felt hangers for my pants and simple plastic hangers for my T-shirts. No clothes hanger can meet every storage need—here are the four types of hangers I use in my closet.

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Felt hangers keep jeans and slacks pressed and organized. Plastic hangers are an easy way to store T-shirts and other casual clothes.  Call Closets of Tulsa  today for a FREE consultation and 3-D closet design:  918.609.0214

Felt hangers keep jeans and slacks pressed and organized. Plastic hangers are an easy way to store T-shirts and other casual clothes. Call Closets of Tulsa today for a FREE consultation and 3-D closet design: 918.609.0214

Send us Your Storage Questions

Want to see your storage questions answered here on the blog? Comment below, tag us on Facebook or email me: jane@closetsoftulsa.com. We want to hear from you!

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The Breakup Basket: Painlessly Edit Your Closet

The Breakup Basket is a Closet MUST

I keep a basket in my closet under my dresses. Every time I try something on that doesn't quite fit, isn't my color or even just bothers me, I throw it in the basket. At the end of the day, if something I wore made me frustrated or distracted or left me feeling less than my best, I throw it in the basket.

Shoes that hurt my feet, purses that swallowed my phone and keys—it feels fantastic to toss it all in the basket and walk away in my jammies. 

A breakup basket is an essential tool for a well-edited closet.  Call Closets of Tulsa  today for your FREE consultation and 3-D closet design:  918.609.0214

A breakup basket is an essential tool for a well-edited closet. Call Closets of Tulsa today for your FREE consultation and 3-D closet design: 918.609.0214

I call this tool the breakup basket. Over time, I've found that I do not pull things back out of it. A breakup basket helps you temporarily disconnect from things you don't really need or want in your life. Eventually, you’re ready to move on.

Edit Your Closet with Less Effort

 Clients get excited when I tell them about the breakup basket. They know they need to get rid of stuff, but it’s too easy to save closet cleaning for another day... and another... and another. The breakup basket takes no time at all!

A breakup basket should be just as stylish and functional as the rest of your custom closet. Select one you’ll love to see and use every day.  Call Closets of Tulsa  today for a FREE consultation and 3-D closet design:  918.609.0214

A breakup basket should be just as stylish and functional as the rest of your custom closet. Select one you’ll love to see and use every day. Call Closets of Tulsa today for a FREE consultation and 3-D closet design: 918.609.0214

The breakup basket makes it easier to be more aggressive about getting rid of things, despite all our reasons for keeping them. Setting pieces aside without totally giving them away today gives you time to process. And removing them from your line of sight—your shopping zone—gives you space to untrain your emotional attachment to them.

Think twice before you put your items back on a hanger or shelf. Don't pay to dry clean what you won't be excited to get back—how many times have you done that? 

If you're short on space or prefer a fully continuous closet design, a built-in laundry hamper makes a lovely breakup basket. Closets of Tulsa offers so many options, from single, double and triple hampers with soft-close drawer slides to pullout wire baskets.

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A built-in laundry hamper, storage bench or wire basket system is a great alternative to keeping your breakup basket on the floor.  Call Closets of Tulsa  today to see what’s possible: 918.609.0214

A built-in laundry hamper, storage bench or wire basket system is a great alternative to keeping your breakup basket on the floor. Call Closets of Tulsa today to see what’s possible: 918.609.0214

Experiment with a breakup basket, and stick with it for a while. You’ll enjoy the instant gratification and calm of creating more space in your closet. Your wardrobe will shrink, but it will be painless.

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