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What to do with an extra closet

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Got an extra closet that you don't know what to do with?

Try these ideas:

Convert you closet into an office nook with a desk and chair. 

Closet by the entry door? Try a bench with a couple pillows and some storage including coat hangers on the wall. 

Guest Bedroom Closets can also make a great headboard nook. Try something that will wow your guest like a pop of color on the wall or wallpaper.

Turn it into a reading nook with a chair, side table and bookcase. 

 

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How to Organize and Declutter Your Home Part 1

Since it is a new year, you have probably made a new years resolution. Maybe going to the gym more? Maybe eating healthier? But have you thought about your home? Your home is where you spend most of your time, and you want it to feel relaxing, cozy, and inviting, but you can't do that when your space is filled with clutter! So I wanted to remind you of my e-book that I wrote:

How to Organize and Declutter Your Home (available on Amazon for $0.99!)

 

For the month of January I am going to share some of my secrets on how to organize and de-clutter your home!

Lets start with the Organization:

The Organization

The First “real” step to organization is to define how you are going to decide on what you will keep or get rid of. You’ll want to start by creating three piles- sell it, donate it, keep it. Maybe you are going to have a yard sale after you’re done organizing your house? Then sell it. But if it doesn’t sell, donate it. We are trying to organize and declutter your life, not add more clutter from one area to another. Maybe you hate yard sales and will simply be donating everything? Or maybe you have something that isn’t worth selling? Donate it.

The best way that I have found is to clear a space- possibly in another room, on the floor and dump out all the pieces (maybe it’s just a few drawers? Maybe it’s the whole kitchen?).

Why? The chances are that you will find things you forgot you had, or maybe you will discover you have two of something you only need one of.

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How to style a coffee table tray

Domino has taken all the guess work out, and put together a foolproof coffee table styling starter kit for you.

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How to Style Bookshelves

HOW TO STYLE BOOKSHELVES

This is one of the most Frequently Asked Questions I get! Here are my suggestions:

If you have multi colored books, you could organize them by color to give a fun pop to your bookshelves. 

Try grouping objects together. Display a collection: collect objects that are the same color, style, or shape and place them together in a group. Its best to group it in odd numbers (3,5,7,etc)  Place objects together based on size; the tallest in the back, the medium height in the middle, and the shortest in the front.

Layer Objects- Placing a vase on top of a book with a picture frame is a great way to layer objects. Or placing an orb with a small box on top of a stack of books is also a great way to layer objects. Regardless of how you choose to layer objects, just keep the rule of odd numbers in mind.

Arrange objects by size- When you arrange objects on a shelf, arrange them in groups by height. The tallest objects should almost visually connect (think of it like a connect the dots that move like a snake back and forth up the bookshelf)   

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