It’s Time to Start the New Year Organized

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    The dawning of the new year is an ideal time to step back, take a look at your surroundings and get organized. To make tackling your home projects a bit easier we’ve rounded up our best home decluttering advice.

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    5 Brownstone Storage Secrets of Professional Organizers Revealed

    The new year is here, and for many of us, it’s time to get organized and purge old stuff to make room for the new. In brownstones and townhouse apartments, where closet and storage space are often limited, decluttering can seem overwhelming. We asked some professional organizers for their top tips for brownstone dwellers.

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    A Space-Starved Brooklynite’s Best Home Organization Advice: Get Rid of Your Stuff

    It’s become tradition to harness the optimism of the new year to get organized. But before you run out to the nearest Container Store or dream up a space-saving closet system, consider the top six insights from this studio-dwelling minimalist.

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    A New York Housing Works shop. Photo via Housing Works

    Cleaning Out Your Closet in 2020? Here’s Where to Donate Your Stuff in Brooklyn

    The new year brings new beginnings. You want to start fresh, and you’re ready to finally get rid of those things you’ve been holding onto forever. But where to donate? There are a number of places in Brooklyn that will take stuff off your hands and get it to people who need it.

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    Photo via Wanda Ely Architect

    Your Apartment Has More Storage Space Than You Think — If You Know Where to Look
    If you’re not the type to get rid of half your stuff, check out these artful ways to optimize space and cleverly tuck away possessions for later use.

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    Good-bye wire hangers! Photo by Brownstone Boys

    Brownstone Boys: How Our New Closet System Keeps Us Sane

    Our brownstone has fairly typical dimensions of 19 feet wide by 40 feet deep. In our upper duplex we have a living/kitchen/dining floor and then a bedroom floor. We chose to build three good size bedrooms rather than have one that is only big enough for a desk or a single bed. The compromise we made is that we don’t have a walk-in closet in the master.

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    Our DIY coat nook project is now complete. We love having a space to hang our coats

    Brownstone Boys: Adding Character With a Custom DIY Coat Nook

    For better or worse we opted not to carve up our floor space on the parlor floor with a coat closet. We didn’t move many walls on this floor so there just wasn’t a great place to build one. Every closet location we considered intruded too noticeably into the space. But we still have coats!

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