organizing closet

Photo: David Tsay

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Let Place Dictate Volume
Walsh installs a shoe rack (3-Tier Grippy Shoe Rack, $30; so that Michelle's shoes no longer have to spill forth from a laundry hamper on the floor. From now on, she'll keep only what fits on the rack. "It feels like you have more now, not less," observes Walsh, "because you can actually find what you need." The couple are thrilled with their airy new space—and mildly disgusted when they gaze upon the giveaways piled high on their bed. "How did it all fit in here?" marvels Michelle. "We should be forced to sleep in that for a month," says Niall.