This guest post is by Apartment Guide Contributor and Organization Expert Lisa Zaslow, Founder of Gotham Organizers.com.
The temperature is dropping, and fall is in the air.
That means it’s time for fall freshening![find-an-apartment]
According to a recent Apartment Guide survey, 80% of people reorganize and clear out their apartments between summer and fall. However, many folks find the process daunting. The two tasks people struggle with the most are putting away clothes and clearing out closets.
While it can seem overwhelming and time-consuming, organizing your closet is worth it! It can make you money, save you time, and maximize your space. You can get dressed with less stress. Here’s how!
# 1 There’s cash in your closet
Make cash – and space – by conducting a fall freshening closet purge. You’re probably not wearing 80% of the clothes in your closet. By selling your duds you’ll find space, earn cash, and make it easier to organize what’s left.
There are lots of quick, easy ways to sell the stuff that’s stuffing your closet:
– According to the re-sale store Buffalo Exchange, you can make an average of $15 on items you bring to them to sell. Designer duds can go for much more.
– Online sites and mobile apps like Tradesy and Poshmark make fashion resale easy and take only a small commission fee.
#2 Organize and you’ll save time
Time spent organizing your closet pays off quickly. It’s much easier to put away your clothes when your closet is organized. How much time have you wasted re-ironing clothes that got wrinkled from being shoved in your jam-packed closet? Instead, take a few extra seconds to fold and hang clothes properly.
#3 Maximize your space with five of my favorite organization products
Many apartment closets are "no frills" – often just a closet rod with a shelf above it. But with the right closet organizing products, you can customize your closet for a fraction of the cost of a professional closet design. And when you move, you can take it all with you.
Dublet Adjustable Closet Rod Expander – Keep your short-hanging garments together to make the most of your space.
Canvas Hanging Sweater Bag – Add accessible shelves instantly – no tools required. Store sweaters, shirts, purses, shoes – you name it.
Large Tint Stacking Drawers – Stack these sturdy colorful drawers to utilize wasted vertical space. You may even be able to ditch your dresser and create more room in your apartment bedroom.
Closet Rod S-Hook – Sling an S hook over your closet rod and you’ve got a super-easy solution for storing all sorts of stuff – purses, belts, umbrellas, tennis rackets, and caps.
Hanging Scarf Organizer – This genius product keeps your entire scarf collection organized and takes up the space of just one hanger.
Make some time for fall freshening! With all the cash you make and the space you’ll create in your apartment, you’ll save time and feel relieved – you might even have enough space to add some new sweaters to your wardrobe!
Apartment Guide Contributor and Organization Expert Lisa Zaslow is the founder of www.GothamOrganizers.com. Visit to instantly receive super-easy, free organizing tips to save money, time, space and effort.
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