Like most cities in the world, Toronto is no less; fascinating, amazing and astonishing. With the CN Tower dominating the skyline of the city, the skyscrapers complement its presence. The Toronto Raptors won the 2019 NBA Finals and Toronto Argonauts won 17 Canadian Football League Championships, prompting the NFL to consider a franchise in the city.
The Toronto Blue Jays won two MLB Championships (the last one was in 1993) whereas Toronto FC, playing in Major League Soccer, won one MLS Cup in 2017. The Toronto Maple Leafs currently play in the NHL and have won 13 Championships (the last one came in 1967).
The city is known for its unique urban planning and sense of urbanism. It mixed apartment buildings in residential plots to curb urban and suburban sprawl. Yet, the city has expanded beyond its boundaries and now the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) ranks among the largest urban conurbations in the Americas and in the world as well.
Moreover, despite being a large city, it is renowned to be a livable large city and has favorable indicators in livability indexes. Urban and suburban life in Toronto is really good.
Life in Toronto as a resident – Americanized, or not?
Though not completely Americanized despite being occupied by the United States once in 1812, Toronto’s close proximity to the United States has it Americanized culturally to an extent but only in pop culture.
Yet, the city managed to retain its Canadian identity. Yet it still has an aspect of Americanization in entertainment, pop culture, etiquettes and the like. When it comes to Americanization of residential life in the city, it is but to a certain extent.
As a large city, is Toronto more organized than Chicago and New York?
Toronto did earn respect for being a large yet livable city. Though it is smaller than Chicago and New York, it has been more organized than both these cities combined. With a lower rate of crime as well as a vibrant nightlife with a multicultural population; the city earned very good rankings in liveability factors and attracted a lot of people from around the world.
Torontonians in general are quite organized as residents are not affected by consumerism as much as the Americans. However, some aspects of American pop and citizen culture are found in the city especially when it comes to homes and offices; clutter.
The city is not unfamiliar with cluttered closets in homes. Whether Torontonians live in an apartment, a condo, a loft, a home, a rowhouse, a townhouse, a mansion or a suburban home; they have closets that are cluttered which can be a problem when it comes to keeping them organized and cleaning them up.
Torontonians do face problems from clutter in their homes and workspaces. In fact, clutter at home is something they often struggle to overcome. This can be a sort of nuisance in homes, especially when there is a seasonal cleanup. Now they no longer need to worry about it as decluttering is easy and fun.
Decluttering closets – handy tips to do so
This starts by organizing the closets, putting things back where they should be and ensuring no mess is on the floors. Here are some handy tips to combat clutter in closets
Decluttering it completely
Before residents draft new ways for organizing things, they should start organizing themselves first. They should start by donating clothes they do not wear anymore (especially if something they have not worn in a year). The Red Cross and Salvation Army along with many other local charities are good options for donating clothes.
Toronto has spaces and closets for clothing donations. Churches, Synagogues, schools, other places of worship and community centers accept appropriate donations.
Shelves and cupboards should be used extensively
No one should mind having big closets, they are helpful. Those who don’t have big closets can find unique ways to expand space. Cupboards, cubbies and shelves along with hanging organizers can help store items that often are not hung on hanging rods easily.
Things should be stored accordingly
Developing an organized storage mechanism is a must. People should store their most used items at eye level, least used items at the bottom and their own least used items on the top. Some people have designated spaces in closets for each item and kind of clothing and footwear available.
Addition of lights
There are closets that need lightning and are often given wrong pop culture references (referred to as a landing place for Monsters Inc. at times humorously). This can be fixed by installing lights to illuminate the space and making it easier to find the perfect outfit.
Coordinating the colors
People should actually shop from their closet as if they are shopping in a store. They should color coordinate items within each category. Colors should be organized from light shade to dark shade and from dark shade to light shade, and the like.
This is how Torontonians can organize their closets. They should not hesitate in organizing their closets. They should turn on the music when they are doing so as this can help reduce their time in looking for something.
Moreover, whenever there is a change of season, it becomes easy to find the winter clothes sealed in packets instead of having to sift through a load of clothes. Moreover, it is not just the bedroom closets, cabinets in other rooms like the kitchen and living room can be adjusted this way.
Toronto has mild summers and freezing winters. Organizing cabinets on time helps reduce the hassle of looking for certain things needed for certain times. Bedroom closets are often in need of neat organization across all seasons because they not only store clothes but bags, footwear, inner garments, coats, jackets, purses and other necessary things.