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Corral loose items
Use storage bins for loose items like flip flops and specialty sportswear; and add over-the-door hanging shelves and hooks to keep knapsacks, purses and tote bags off the floor. Switch to a set of identical hangers to reduce visual clutter in this jam-packed area. I like to keep the ironing board, steamer and iron close at hand to make it easy to eliminate wrinkles (to look your very best while baking bread!). Also, opt for devices that do more than one job, such as irons that offer pro-steaming options and hangers with pant clips.
Think of your wardrobe like a uniform. It can be based on work suits and dresses or the more casual at-home clothes most of us are wearing these days — I find keeping my “uniform” organized and displayed for easy access brings a sense of order to life at home during these challenging times. Options for storage and display include a wardrobe rack, coat tree, vintage armoire or something as simple as a row of decorative hooks in a hall or on an empty wall. Keep in mind that whatever clothing you leave out for display should be in good shape, and the style and finishes of racks or hooks should blend with the overall decor of the room (yes, even the hangers!).