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The Ultimate Organizing Your Closet for Under $50 Quiz
by Staff
It's only natural that closets get messy, but they don't have to stay that way. There are ways to organize your closet for less than $50.

What is a closet meant to do?

  • complements décor of the room
  • keeps stuff out of sight
  • hides defects in walls

What can you do about embarrassing skeletons in your closet?

  • Consult a lawyer.
  • Organize a skeleton clean-up crew.
  • Get things under control.

Having plenty of room in a closet usually leads to what?

  • stuff accumulating
  • more efficient use of space
  • a more organized environment

How can you begin to organize your closet?

  • Clearly mark all items.
  • Reduce the amount of stuff.
  • Wait for a convenient time.

What is the most efficient and fundamental way to actually organize the clothes in a bedroom closet?

  • Pack everything as tightly as possible to create space.
  • Increase the number of shelves so you can fit in even more stuff.
  • After removing and trying on everything, put aside anything you can't or don't want to use.

How would you deal with things you are uncertain about?

  • Put them aside and see if they are missed after a period of time.
  • Flip a coin.
  • Measure their sentimental value.

If you have something really nice you no longer fit into, what would you do?

  • Use them as a challenge to get back in shape.
  • Just buy a new pair and be finished with it.
  • Both answers are right depending on your determination and financial situation.

What is an efficient way to organize a pile of skirts or pants?

  • folding them as small as possible
  • a tiered hanger
  • using a vacuum storage bag

What can you do about shirts?

  • cascading clothes hangers
  • multiple shirts on each hanger
  • rolling them up carefully

Let's move on to the hall closet. What can you do with the shoes you have to store there?

  • Add more shelves.
  • Pile shoes one on top of the other.
  • Get an over-the-door shoe rack.

If everything seems to spill over and become cluttered, what can you do?

  • tighter packing of items
  • closet dividers
  • greater spaces between items

What do most home organizers say about successful organization?

  • This is going to cost you!
  • We need to pack as much as possible in as small a space as possible.
  • Have a home for each item.

Can you think of any common household items that can be put to good use in the organizational efforts?

  • wire or plastic stackable baskets
  • kitchen spatula
  • plastic garbage bags

After organizing and separating the different items, how can you keep track of everything?

  • by gluing containers in place
  • by labeling everything
  • by drawing a map showing locations

What can help you clean your closets on a regular basis?

  • Clean whenever the closet becomes too messy.
  • Deal with a different item each month.
  • Do seasonal cleaning in the winter and summer.

How can you reduce the space things take up without ruining them?

  • Try space bags.
  • Pack things as deeply into the closet as you can.
  • Place a heavy weight on each pile of clothes.

Is there anything to do about stuff that is only used at a specific time of year?

  • Put it away so that it is forgotten.
  • Store it away until needed.
  • Throw it out when no longer needed.

What is a Ballganizer?

  • ball-shaped storage bin
  • semi-circular shoe rack
  • sports equipment organizer

When asked to clean the room, what is a child's first instinct?

  • argue
  • dump everything in the closet
  • organize everything

How can you contribute to lessening the clutter in a child's room?

  • Only permit a certain number of toys on the floor at any given time
  • Define a specific, confined play area that can easily be concealed.
  • Separate the toys, by category, into different containers.