As you are cleaning out your closet for spring, here are a few creative tips to keep everything clean, organized and in place.
Tip #1: If you have those shirts that no matter what you do, they continue to slip off the hanger, then this little DIY project is right up your alley!
This is really simple. All you have to do is “draw” zig-zags with a hot glue gun on the top of plastic hangers. I tried this project out last month and yes, it works! Who would have thought? As you can see in the picture above, my zig-zags aren’t perfect, but they sure do the trick!
Tip # 2: Make Shoe Storage from Wire Hangers
Tip # 3: Make Pillowcase Garment Bags
Use old pillowcases as garment bags! Drape pillowcases on hangers over occasional-use items such as sweaters, throws, seasonal bedding or formal wear.
There are two ways in which you can create pillow case garment bags:
You can slit the seamed end of a pillow case, apply liquid stitching adhesive, then cover the opening with coordinating bias tape. Bias tape is available at most sewing stores. (I know Hobby Lobby has it).
Or, remove some of the stitches right at the center to create a one-inch-wide hole. Tack with needle and thread on either side of hole to reinforce stitching but also to keep it from opening further.
Tip #4: Create a Boot Tray
Line an inexpensive plastic serving tray with glass pebbles found at a craft store to create a boot tray. In the winter, ice and snow will melt and drain through the rocks and in the spring and summer months, you can put your kids muddy wet shoes in the tray to protect your floors from what would otherwise be a wet mess.
Tip #5: Recycle Old Paint Cans into Winter Storage
Tuck mittens,scarves and other accessories into wall-mounted paint cans to keep them neat and easily accessible for the entire family.
Thoughts? We’d love to hear your tips to help keep an organized closet!
[Last three images courtesy of BHG.com]