Re – organizing a closet, often a daunting prospect is made easier and more effective by making a layout plan. Start by clearing the closet, including large items such as suitcases or bowling bags, and lay all articles out in groups – for instance shirts in one pile, sweaters and shoes in additional piles, and so on.

Measure the size of the shelves (width, depth, height) and mark the sizes on graph paper (a scale of 1 square equaling 6″ is ideal). Taking measurements of larger items as well as of the various piles and transferring them to your drawing will now allow you to design the best possible layout for your closet without spending hours packing and repacking various items.
This simple process can be applied to any type of closet or cupboard around the house, from clothing and linen closets to toy cupboards, kitchen cabinets and tool lockers.

White resin furniture, although highly durable and generally requiring little maintenance, can be difficult to clean. Permanently exposed to environmental conditions, mildew and other elements can cause discolouring.

Various ways of cleaning it will retain its glossy appearance.

Spraying it using a garden hose will remove loose dirt/ debris. It can then be scrubbed with a solution of warm water and dishwater powder (a cupful).

A bleach solution containing 3/4 of a cup of bleach and a tablespoon of a laundry detergent in 1 gallon of water removes tough stains (note that a small area should be tested – apply and leave for 5 minutes – to avoid further discolouring).

Vinegar mixed with a spoonful of baking soda is effective for removing mildew and mould. Rinse well after use and allow to air dry. Several thin coats of Krylon paint can be applied (following instructions carefully) if all else fails.