Closet Systems

Organizing your closet can seem overwhelming when you first decide you need to tackle it. Luckily there are great options out there to help you find the right closet system for your needs. Whether it be your garage that needs a place to organize your tools or your bedroom closet that needs saving from the explosion of clothes on the floor, Arizona Wholesale Supply can design your dream closet and save you the trouble of stressing over the process.

 

The first thing to consider is your specific needs and desires. This will depend on several factors. What do you need to organize? If you are trying to design an area in your garage where you can organize and hang your various tools, car maintenance supplies and other miscellaneous things that tend to build up in garages, then you need a system that is more heavy duty and suited to wall hanging.  But if you are looking to organize your bathroom closet you may need something a little bit different, with more compartments and shelving to organize your toiletries and towels.

 

We offer two main options. Our wire systems can be a great choice because of their versatility. They can be arranged in a variety of ways to properly organize your closet and separate shirts, pants and shoes in a way to display them clearly. It allows for air circulation and is wonderful for organizing small items while keeping them visible.  A wire system can also incorporate baskets to organize smaller items such as purses and hats.

 

The second option is a melamine system. This system’s popularity stems from its ability to offer the luxury of creating a warm and inviting look to your closet. Melamine can mimic the look of wood or go bold with a color or print to add personality to your closet.

 

We offer many closet systems and are here to help you pick the right one for your home. Our team can come to your home, take measurements, and with your input create the right closet system for you. Or we can take measurements from your plans for a complete redesign of the space. We are here for all of your closet organization needs! Visit us on our website or give us a call and we can get started on creating the perfect closet for you.

Spring Cleaning Ideas – How To Get Rid Of Stuff Part 5

Part 5 – How to organize and get rid of your kid’s books and magazines 


We hope you’re enjoying this series about how to get rid of your kid’s stuff! We are almost done. Toys are now under control, and the clothes are back in sane formation. Let’s move on to books and magazines. These sure stack up fast and kids’ aren’t particularly inclined to get rid of them. Here’s how to go about it.

 First, toss anything that’s no longer age appropriate. If your child is eight years old and still has books from when he was four, then it’s time to give them away. They may be cute but they aren’t really serving a purpose. Unless they are collectable or keepsakes, in which case you can keep them.

Next, sort more thoroughly through the books you’re considering keeping and let your kiddo help you decide which ones to keep. Yes, let them decide! Even if you love a particular book, don’t be afraid to let it go if you can’t convince your child to enjoy it. They will be much more likely to return to their bookshelf consistently if they know it only holds books they like and are thus easy to find.

To clean up any stacks of magazines, simply limit the number of issues per subscription that they’re allowed to keep. Let them pick their top 5 favorite issues and toss the rest. With the exception of periodicals that make reference to important historical events. They will likely enjoy these when they are adults. To ensure your child actually gets around to enjoying the magazines make them easily accessible on an open shelf.  Stacked in a drawer won’t do much. You can also place them next to the desk to teach the idea of reference material, or next to the bed encourage nightly reading.

Next read Part 6 – How to organize and get rid of your kids artwork

Spring Cleaning Ideas – How To Get Rid Of Stuff Part 4

Part 4: How to organize and/or get rid of your kids clothes


Okay, now that you’ve got the toys under control you will actually have enough space in your child’s room to work on the other stuff. Up next: clothes! Between overzealous grandparents and growth spurts, there’s a good chance the drawers are overflowing with items that are no longer of use. Here’s what to do…

First, only items that can be laundered back to good use should be kept. You should obviously get rid of things that are deeply stained. But we propose that you also go ahead and part ways with items that need mending. Why? If you haven’t taken the time yet to repair it you’re not going to! So get rid of it. Make 2-3 piles for castoffs. Toss Out (stuff that’s beyond repair), Donate (clothes that still have life,) and Sell (items that still have value and could help you finance the next round of clothes you’ll soon need to buy.)

Next, sort the clothes you’re keeping by function. School clothes, dress clothes, play clothes, etc. Then, thin the piles by considering if things match or can be easily coordinated. If there’s nothing to wear with an item and you don’t want to make a special purchase to make it usable, get rid of it.

Check also for too many of one item. Perhaps your family goes bonkers with jammies during the holidays, or swimsuits in the summer. If either of these could be its own huge pile, this is a good example of items to get rid of because your child will never possibly wear them all.

Regarding school clothes, the best thing to check for is fit. If it doesn’t fit this school year, and won’t fit by the time school starts again next year, toss it. Especially if your child’s school has a dress code. Same goes for special occasion apparel. Party dresses and mini-suits aren’t worth storing if there’s no chance they’ll get worn again, no matter how darling they are!

Once you’ve narrowed things down based on these ideas, it’s time to bring in the expert – your kiddo! Even if you love a particular shirt or dress, there’s no good reason to keep it if you know that your child will flat out refuse to wear it. This part can be a lot of fun. Set up a couple of new laundry baskets and as you both decide on what to keep let your kiddo deliver it to the appropriate basket. Or allow her to help hang things in the closet and put them in drawers. She will appreciate feeling included, and it will do her self esteem some good knowing that you care about his or her insight on the matter.

Next read – Part 5 How to organize and get rid of your kids books, magazine, and artwork

Spring Cleaning Ideas – How To Get Rid Of Stuff Part 3

Part 3: How to organize and/or get rid of toys


This next suggestion is going to sound a bit crazy, but stick with us. You are now going to empty the containers in which you placed the toys. Put the small toys in a pile on the floor next to the pile of large toys you already created. You will need a few to several clear containers for this part of the reorganization so set up empty ones near you.

Now, start filling the containers with toys by type. So, outdoor toys go together, dolls go together, trucks and cars go together, etc. This also applies to toys that are parts of a collection. For instance, ponies or dolls. If you’re child has a large enough collection of these, they should also go in their own separate container.

By organizing the toys this way you accomplish several things. One, it’s easier for playtime to be fun, which ensures that all of the toys get used because they are together. After all, what good is a pretend frying pan if you can’t find the stove it goes with? Two, as you work to separate and organize you’ll likely find duplicates and can get rid of them. It’s doubtful your kiddo needs two of the same toy car. Three, it’s your opportunity to bring your child into the decision of what to keep and what to get rid of. Often times, kids are more willing to let go of stuff if it feels like their idea. When they see a lot of their toys piled together, they are more likely to let go of things that are not very entertaining.

Don’t be afraid to also get rid of entire collections if you’re child has clearly outgrown them. Rather than asking about them piece by piece, first ask “Do you still like playing with cars?” If the answer is no, then you can skip the rest of the work and just get rid of the whole set. Make sure as well that you aren’t hanging on to stuff that your child no longer needs because you think it’s cute. If you want a clutter free home, you have to accept that our babies grow up and we have to get rid of stuff along the way!

Next read Part 4 – How to organize and/or get rid of your kids clothes

Spring Cleaning Ideas – How To Get Rid Of Stuff Part 2

Part 2: How to group and pile


Think of this part of the project as a “sweep.” It is a broad and general activity with just one goal – get everything in the room into a pile or clear container filled with related items. The beauty of this is that it requires very little thought, because you aren’t yet making any “keep or toss” decisions. The challenge of it is that you are working in a space that is likely hard to navigate. We’re operating on the premise that you’re functioning in the typical disaster mode found in kids’ rooms. Just start somewhere and begin making those piles and filling those containers. What goes together?

  • Large toys – stacked on top of or next to each other in one area
  • Small toys – in a container
  • Stuffed animals – one big pile
  • Clothing – one big pile
  • Artwork – in a container
  • Books and magazines – stacked or in a container
  • Bedding, blankies, pillows – one big pile

That should just about cover everything in a typical child’s room. If you encounter items that will not remain in the room because they belong elsewhere, send them away immediately. But don’t waste time finding the perfect new place for them. Just get rid of them and deal with it later. Stay focused, you are on a mission!

If there are any items about which you are undecided, don’t ponder it at this phase – they go in a pile for now. One huge benefit of initially creating the large piles and containers is that if you are called away from the project or need to take a break, it will be easy to start again because you’re not returning to an only “slightly managed mess.” Also, if, as you work you encounter stuff that you know without a doubt will not be kept, do one of two things. Throw it away if it’s ready to be dumped, or put it in a separate container or pile that includes things that you will want to sell or give away.

Now that you have all of your mini-mountains of things segregated, it’s time to move onto learning specific tactics for each type of stuff!

Next read Part 3: How to organize and/or get rid of toys

Spring-Cleaning Inspiration

Spring is here and with it comes spring-cleaning. We all dread it but it can be so cleansing to purge all of the things that you no longer need, sanitize and clean your house from top to bottom, and air your house out to create an environment of order and purity. Still, spring-cleaning can seem daunting. Sometimes taking that first step is the hardest part of the process.

 

Despair not. There are ways to organize the way that you tackle your spring-cleaning which make the task much more manageable. It starts with creating a plan of action. Having a plan is the key to success. Make a list of everything you need to accomplish. Once you have the list, prioritize tasks thinking top down.

 

First you will want to remove clutter and unwanted items. Ask yourself how much you would like to remove. Depending on the size of your task you may find that you need to get a dumpster. Or you may find if your clutter is minimal and that a few large trash bags will work. Don’t forget to think about things like old purses, clothes and shoes. Everyone’s spring-cleaning will be a little bit different.

 

Next you will want to thoroughly clean all surfaces. First, we recommend opening some windows to let your house air out with that fresh spring air while you work. Then you will want to make sure you dust, mop and vacuum, making sure that by the time you are done, every single surface in your home has been cleaned and shined.

 

Finally comes organizing what is left over. At this point you can go through everything you have left in your home and organize. Start small with a task such as your silverware drawer before moving to larger areas like kitchen or bathroom cabinets. Even your dresser drawers might need a little organization.

 

Now that your home is completely cleaned and fresh you can sit back and enjoy the splendor of your hard work. Your home is now completely ready for the year ahead! Thankfully, spring-cleaning only comes once a year, but once you have finished it is a great feeling to know that your house is organized and clean and ready for anything.

Closet Space

January is a great time of year to organize the home.  One area that never gets enough attention — the closet!  Usually the place to stash items that are a problem, the closet can be overlooked when organizing the house. 

Our closet systems can help you get organized in every room of your house! We offer both Closet Maid and Schulte Products for your custom design. Our team will come to your home, measure your space and design a storage solution just for you!

Working on a new-build? We can take the measurements right from your house plans! With two brands to choose from you have many design choices and functionalities available to you. From wire shelving to melamine, white to mahogany, laundry hampers to shoe shelves, double hanging to single hanging; the options are endless! Contact us and we can get started on a design just for you!