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Keeping your home organized all year

Posted at 8:36 AM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 09:36:22-05

When it's this cold outside, you may be looking for something to do indoors. So why wait for spring to get your home in order?

We talked to an interior designer to show us how to get our homes organized in the new year.

In the new year, most people have a list of things they'd like to do around the house, all while pinching pennies.

That's where Interior Designer Jay Rosenberg comes in.

"We are seeing people having to do a lot more with a lot less space. So we're having to get creative."

Rosenberg took us to a client's house to show us a couple ways to make the best use out of your space.

Starting with the kitchen.

"A lot of us don't have actual pantries so what people are doing is taking out existing cabinet space and installing pull outs which allows for a lot more storage."

Rosenberg says that'll run you about $20 a drawer.

Next up, the living room.

"It's very important to purchase furniture with functionality. So get something that looks good but also has a storage element."

You can throw in extra clothes, kids toys, or just make it a junk drawer.

And one of the spaces people are most hesitant in tackling - the closet.

"Sometimes it's just a matter of decluttering."

Rosenberg says there's an easy trick to evaluate what you are and aren't wearing.

After you wear something, turn the hanger around when you put it back.

And if you're looking to organize your closet, make your own build-out for about half the price of a custom one.

"Several clients of mine have purchased shoe racks and white dressers and put them in the closet to make them look like custom but it's not."

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