Organizing With Custom Closet Systems

Custom closet systems do not have to be expensive to benefit your specific closet organization needs. There are many adjustable closet solutions on the market today. Custom closets can be made of many different materials including wood, metal, and plastic. Plastic is the cheapest closet organization material and many plastics are now being fabricated from recycled materials. Choosing the cheap custom system for your closet requires some measuring on your part. Once you have the measured height and width of your closet you can then begin shopping around for materials and design. Closet organizers come with many different types of organization solutions. Some have hanging space and drawers while others also contain some kind of shelving.

Once you have your adjustable custom closet system in place, you can then begin to add other organizational tools like space saver hangers, plastic containers, shoe organizer, and much more. Space saver hangers can be used to store twice the amount of clothing when compared to regular hangers. The hangers are designed so they can easily be loaded with hanging clothing but then they fold down so you have more space for other items. Plastic containers can be used to store seasonal clothing that does not need to be accessed daily or accessories like socks, belts, and jewelry. Shoe organizers are a great way to use the space behind a closet door or at the bottom of a closet to neatly store shoes in pairs so they can easily be accessed when needed.

You can find many closet organizing solutions on the internet. There are many sites that focus on customizing your closet so that it functions according to your personal needs. Some closet systems are simple and straight forward. The assembly and installation of a closet organization system should be easy and quick. Choose durable materials that can withstand the weight of your items especially if you plan to maximize the closet space by stacking bins and boxes. You can also pay to have a custom system installed but that alternative is quite costly. Custom closet organization is costly because they are made of more expensive materials like wood or metal. Custom closets do however add more value to your home in the long run.

Planting Seeds: The Way of the Compassionate Writer

I was in the first grade in Anchorage, Alaska when I planted my first seed. Our teacher had the class plant flowers in eggshells and I remember how fearful I was of breaking the delicate white casing before I even had my seeds planted.

Our teacher stored our humble creations in modest egg cartons on a windowsill, assuring us that after a few weeks of watering, our little seeds would sprout to become a huge bouquet of bright tangerine flowers. All we needed was patience. And you know what? It worked!

Today I am planting another seed. It’s not a flower or herb but a word-and it can grow anywhere. But I need your help to make it thrive.

Humans have longed for this elusive bloom since time began. Some say it lives only in our imagination, a precious dream that flits like a beautiful butterfly amongst a rough terrain of thorny weeds.

Yet in times of turmoil, we cry to the heavens to blanket us with its sweet perfume. The seed I refer to, of course, is Peace.

Getting to the root of the problem

It seems like every day there is something rotting our soils. Conflicts in the Middle East. Terrorism in Europe. Mass shootings in the U.S. And since the news is so bleak in our co-created reality, many of us escape-not to a restful place of tranquility, but to a screaming, frightfest marathon of violent, blood-thirsty, zombie-infested television shows and movies. Does this make sense to you?

With all the anger and conflict in the world, it’s easy to get entangled in the growing net of negativity.

Some writers have an appetite for drama and live for the humiliation of their fellow beings. They believe sensationalism sells more publications, increases their “Like” potential on Facebook and gives them recurring guest status on gossipy talk shows. This kind of thinking is akin to throwing a lighted torch into a building and then stepping back to admire the flames. Mesmerizing, but absolutely destructive.

Another point to consider is when writers race to be the first to “expose” the sordid aspects of celebrities and neighbors in tabloids or on social media, they are not doing so to unify the planet. They are judging and this separates us more. And what happens when people feel separated? They become fearful, angry, depressed and occasionally dangerous.

Whether you write to grow awareness about the plight of the bumblebee, the horror of human trafficking or the poisons in our drinking water, I believe the ultimate objective of our investigations should be resolution. This is contrary to what I learned in my college journalism classes. Back then, we were taught that a good reporter was unbiased, never transparent nor “too close to a story”. Fortunately, the times seem to be a-changing.

According to Patrick Lee Plaisance, a professor of journalism and technical communication at Colorado State University, “It’s critical for journalists never to lose sight of their own humanity, and that means understanding and empathizing and connecting on a human level, not just as instruments of stories.”

It starts with the heart

Do you feel strongly about the environment? Are you against bullying? Do you want to stop world hunger? Would you like to take away all the guns in the world and encourage people to “play nice”?

If your intention is to become a compassionate writer and plant a seed of Peace, simply open your heart and follow these suggestions:

1. Write from a place of Love, not fear.

2. For every negative issue you must address, offer non-violent conflict resolutions.

3. Abstain from people-bashing and name-calling in articles, blogs and social media.

4. Remove the word hate from your vocabulary.

5. Refrain from using cliches with negative origins like throwing the baby out with the bathwater, there’s more than one way to skin a cat or killing two birds with one stone.

6. Refuse to use your words as a weapon to incite others to attack, build walls or promote segregation.

7. Mentor new writers to write with compassion.

We are all One. We are connected to everything and everyone and everything we think, write and do affects another. Everything.

Perhaps one day we will have no need for words to express ourselves. But until such time occurs, let us think first with our hearts before we share our truths. As Mary Pipher wrote in her book, Writing to Change the World, “Writers foster the growth of readers’ souls. And the best soil for growth is love.”

Eleyne-Mari has been a professional writer since 1980. She is a certified color therapist, spiritual aromatherapist, crystal worker, jewelry designer, events organizer, radio show host, radio show producer (Color Healing Radio and Within Radio) and the founder of Color Therapy Month in March.

Eleyne-Mari is the creator of the Rainbow Writing method and numerous writing programs. She has written several books and is currently completing “Inn Lak’ech”, a visionary fiction novel about soul families.