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Five Tips for the Organizationally Challenged You Can Do in Five Minutes

Five Tips for the Organizationally Challenged You Can Do in Five Minutes

According to the Daily Mail, people spend 3,680 hours (or 153 days) looking for their things over the course of a lifetime. Another report, courtesy of the National Soap & Detergent Association, states that getting rid of clutter potentially eliminates 40% of housework, and on top of that, 80% of the clutter in our homes comes from disorganization – not a lack of space. As you can see, an organized life has perks whereas a disorganized life has repercussions. Yet  some of us can’t seem…

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How To Get the Most Out of Your Tax Refund

How To Get the Most Out of Your Tax Refund

It’s tax season, and while the idea of tallying your income and expenses from last year might give you a big headache, there’s a bright side to this annual chore—you might end up with a substantial refund from your Uncle Sam. Now’s the time to start planning for what you might do with your refund. Not sure what to do with it? That makes sense – there are a lot of avenues that you can take when it comes to spending your refund, each with…

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How To Make Storage Organization in Your New Home Your Own

How To Make Storage Organization in Your New Home Your Own

Buying a home is an exciting event! This is true whether you purchase a new build or an existing property because a new home has invigorating potential. Doing enhancement projects to make your storage solutions functional & aesthetically pleasing can elevate your home experience. According to a 2019 survey from Trulia, 90 percent of homeowners plan to make enhancements at some point, and nearly 40 percent of those homeowners are planning to do so within the next two years. If you’re one of the many…

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Is Spring Organizing Just for Spring?

Is Spring Organizing Just for Spring?

For some, organizing & cleaning in the springtime has become an American tradition – but where did this tradition originate? According to the Washington Post, people left housework, such as organizing and cleaning, to this specific time of year due to the impact the winter months had on their homes. More specifically, during the 19th century, grime and soot would build up from the oil and wood people used to heat their homes. Thus, the need to clean presented itself in spring. Women would purge…

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How To Organize a Laundry Room

How To Organize a Laundry Room

According to Reader’s Digest, the first electrically powered washing machine was built back in 1908. Although a lot has changed in the 113 years since it was invented, such as the ability to monitor your washing machine via your cell phone, some things have remained the same. One thing that hasn’t, is that the laundry room is often given less attention when it comes to dedicated space. For some, the available space in their home for a laundry room is 8 ft (or sometimes even…

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Download: The 30-Day Home Organization Checklist

Download: The 30-Day Home Organization Checklist

Checklists are for more than just simple reminders or daily to-do lists. According to a 2018 article by Forbes Magazine, a checklist can be a powerful tool because it keeps you on track to execute your tasks. By using checklists at work and at home, you can avoid making mistakes and focus your mental energy on higher priority projects. What Is the Value of a Checklist To Organize and Declutter Your Home? A premade checklist can cut your organizational work in half – really! Part…

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What Goes Where? How To Organize Your Kitchen Pantry Properly

What Goes Where? How To Organize Your Kitchen Pantry Properly

If you are a cook or a baker, someone who enjoys preparing or just enjoys savoring a great meal, then you can truly benefit from a well-designed and personalized kitchen pantry to help you reach your culinary potential. Since you love to eat, your relationship with your kitchen pantry might be complicated, to say the least. It may contain too much stuff, a great deal of which you rarely, if ever, use. Your attempts to purge, however, are more than likely in vain, since you…

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How To Find the Best Organization Method for Your Needs

How To Find the Best Organization Method for Your Needs

These days, we are all spending more time at home due to circumstances that are out of our control. Occupations are now remote and so is our children’s education. Events such as birthdays, graduations, weddings and even just ‘hanging out’ has become – you guessed it – remote. Ever since the coronavirus outbreak in early 2020, the divide between what happens at home and what doesn’t happen at home has become a blurry, thin line that barely even exists anymore. With no clear end in…

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Smart Mudroom Ideas

Smart Mudroom Ideas

April showers may bring flowers, but they also bring mud. If your home lacks a mudroom, you probably want to consider investing in this functional storage space this spring, but not only because of this time of year. Mudrooms, also known as entryways, are a dedicated space you want to have in your house, apartment or townhome 12 months out of the year. Are you questioning the value of a mudroom? Do you think it only pertains to individuals with families? Think again. In our…

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How to Create the Ultimate Entertainment Space in Your Home

How to Create the Ultimate Entertainment Space in Your Home

Over the last few years, we have shared numerous blogs pertaining to the importance of creating entertainment spaces, also known as a media centers, in your home. This year is no exception, but rather, representative of why it is crucial to have a dedicated space to entertain ourselves. Ask yourself: when was the last time you went to the movie theater, a sports stadium or a concert? Your answer (most likely) is not since the COVID-19 pandemic started! Truly, COVID-19 has robbed all of us…

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How To Pick the Perfect Design Color for Your Interior Design Project

How To Pick the Perfect Design Color for Your Interior Design Project

Picking the perfect color for your design is hard for multiple reasons, but through the extensive experience of our design team, we have ascertained what we believe to be the two most common difficulties customers encounter. Most people don’t know how to start the selection process There are many color options All you have to do is google “how to pick the perfect color for _______” and countless articles from Sherwin Williams, HGTV, Home Depot and even The New York Times appear, making your selection…

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New Colors, New Ideas: 21 Color Ideas for 2021

New Colors, New Ideas: 21 Color Ideas for 2021

According to scientists, there are over 18 decillion colors in the world. With scores of color options and interpretations, it can be genuinely overwhelming to select one or more for your home. Whether it’s your walk-in closet, the entertainment center in your living room or your crafting hub, you don’t want to regret the color(s) you choose. With a new year, however, comes new inspiration, new ideas and certainly, more colors. We at The Closet Works have selected 17 new colors to add to our…

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