November 2, 2012
by Susan Hunsberger

One Less Reason to Dread Mornings

PROBLEM:  I can’t find anything in my closet.  I have one shoe here and another there, shirts mixed in with dresses, mixed in with pants, mixed in with skirts, and scarves on hooks, in drawers, and on hangers.  I really hate getting dressed in the morning.

SOLUTION:  Set up your closet in zones. Jamie Westcott, owner of the Resale Boutique in Saline, provides an excellent example of how this might look.  Notice how all the scarves are on the shelving unit, the shoes are on the hanging shelves, the belts are on a ring, and the jackets are hung up.  

NOTE: Not only do zones help you put things away quickly, they also allow you to find things easily, which makes mornings so much better. 

March 11, 2012
by Susan Hunsberger

Toiletry Zones

PROBLEM: I have a small bathroom and lots of toiletries. They end up all over the house. I can never seem to quickly find what I’m looking for.

SOLUTION: By usage and location place your toiletries in Zones. Zone A is highest usage (everyday) which gets best location (easy to access). Zone B is medium usage (few times a month) which gets okay location (less convenient). Zone C is low usage (few times a year) which gets worst location (hardest to access).

HINT: Examples of Zones:
A = top draw of vanity or basket on top of vanity.
B = closet inside or outside of bathroom.
C= hard to reach spot in closet or another part of house.

QUESTION: What are your examples of Zones?