Make your home more livable with help from Closets By Design’s Sandra Sokol.
There’s nothing like a fresh new start and, at this time of year, a good spring-cleaning is all it takes to get your house in order. It’s also a perfect time to discard those winter items that are old or that you didn’t use this season. A local charity would be happy to accept them.
Recently I met with Sandra Sokol, owner of Closets by Design, and she shared some helpful tips for enhancing your living space, as well as strategies for getting a new start on organization.
Here are a few questions to ask prior to your project:
- Do you wear or use this item, ever? I can’t tell you how many times I have seen an item in my pantry or closet that has been hanging out way too long!
- Is this a seasonal item?
- Is it still there due to lack of appropriate storage, or too bulky and taking up space that could be occupied by pieces that could get more use?
Sandra recommends evaluating how many pieces are current and need to be hung or folded. If you know you have your weekly go-to suits, this is a perfect example of making them neatly arranged and easy to find.
[NOTE TO DESIGN TEAM: THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH SHOULD BE THE CUTLINE FOR THE 4-STAR IMAGE]
Is there a dedicated crafts area that needs some help? Check out this idea that can organize all of your supplies while creating a beautiful look in your home with multiple functions! I love the open space for wrapping paper and gift bags.
[NOTE TO DESIGN TEAM: THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH SHOULD BE THE CUTLINE FOR THE 3-STAR IMAGE]
How many scarfs, belts and ties become lost or wrinkled due to lack of space? Sandra specializes in consulting with clients and customizing spaces that fit their needs. If you share a closet space, you may want to have more drawers than shelves. I love the look and function of being able to display shoes, handbags or many of my special go-to items, without having to dig or search.
[NOTE TO DESIGN TEAM: THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH SHOULD BE THE CUTLINE FOR THE 2-STAR IMAGE]
Is your garage so cluttered that you no longer can park your car inside? Then check this out! This is an awesome way to store those items while providing more space and function in this high traffic area of your home. Closets by Design also offers durable garage flooring that keeps this area clean and bright.