10 Clever Ways to Organize Your Closet
How many times have you opened your closet and found an avalanche of disorder? Shoes falling, belts hanging precariously, clothes with no order in how they’re hung on the rack, or simply tossed on a shelf? It’s time to take organization into your own hands in 10 clever ways!
Over time, we learn that organization brings peace of mind and keeps our days manageable. We get sidetracked with larger problems in life and closet organization doesn’t have to be a menace that we must face too. The following 10 clever organization tricks are helpful when considering how to revamp your closet and make the space easier for you, reducing stress and lightening your everyday burdens.
- Allocate space for built-ins. A built-in closet system is a great way to make sure you are utilizing every inch of space in your closet. This is the perfect answer to help store accessories, clothing and shoes while also leaving wall space for a pass-thru area to walk, stand or sit to consider your clothing choices. With careful design, you can achieve this feature and be on your way to decluttering with design in mind.
- Utilize hanging space. Use the backs of doors for tie or belt racks, robe hooks, or perhaps even a full-length mirror! Making use of the back of a door is the perfect spot for accessories that may be the final touch to an outfit or even items like robes that may not need a larger designated section within your closet.
- Use a valet bar for planning outfits. Creating a clothing plan on a valet bar allows you to experiment with new outfit combinations to smooth out your morning routine. Not to mention, valet bars can also be used as a space to take the plastic off of dry cleaning, or even to highlight your favorite wardrobe pieces!
- Keep floors clear. When your items have a defined place, and you can tuck everything away, your floors will stay clean and clear of clutter. This creates an instant feeling of order and calmness. Doors and cabinets, bins and hooks allow for virtually everything to have a space, freeing up the floor.
- Use the corners. Corner spaces are often underutilized. Now is the time to let it work for you by creating custom built-in shelves to house accessories – purses, hats, etc. It fills the space and creates visual interest.
- Mix and match your shoe storage. Like the rest of your wardrobe, different types of shoes have different needs when storing. Only one thing is certain with all shoes – think vertically. By placing your shoes on shoe racks or other clever built-ins , you force the organization to go upward, allowing you to see all of your options. Taller boots can go on lower shelves along with more casual shoes and sneakers, while dress shoes go on higher shelves. Meanwhile, consider putting cloth or suede shoes in plastic boxes to avoid dust, and small, flat shoes like sandals, slippers, and flats in cubbies.
- Style your space. Consider adding a mirror, hanging art, painting with fun colors, or using decorative wallpaper to easily enhance style in your closet. Avoid using items that will attract dust – pillows, books, artificial flowers, etc. Less cleaning is time saved.
- Add drawers, baskets, storage bins, and other accessories! Accessories like storage baskets and bins do the double trick of keeping your accessories out of sight, and they look orderly on open shelves. You don’t have to spend a fortune to add bins or baskets to your closet organization plan.BONUS: Don’t forget about hampers! Tilt-out or slide-out hampers are a great option for keeping dirty clothes tucked away out of sight without removing them from your space altogether. Think about double-hampers or a second hamper so you can separate, darks, whites, and dry cleaning!
- Hang items strategically. Disorganized closets happen when there is no rhyme or reason for hanging clothes. To keep items in check, hang blouses, tops, and skirts above built-in shelves, and long dresses and pants underneath. You maximize closet space and allow your eye to quickly see what’s available to choose from each day when you dress.
- Employ multi-level hanging to maximize space. Since floor-length apparel often only takes up a small portion of your closet, consider double or even triple-hanging rods for the rest of your clothing (creating even more hanging space). Worried about the height? Counter-balanced pull-down rods for higher hanging enable easy access so you can add up to 50% more clothes with multi-levels of hanging.
Clever choices are endless when it comes to your closet and the time and money spent on a wardrobe. Not only are you maximizing your space, but you are also creating an inviting design in the process of organization.
At The Closet Works, our team of professionals can assess and assist you to find the right solution for your organizational needs. To learn more about organization and how an effective custom storage solution can transform your home, reach out to us for a free in-home design consultation. Qualified personnel with years of industry experience are waiting to help answer any questions you may have.