Cindy Gargano and her husband moved into their home in 2007. Their master bedroom was on the small side and their His and Hers reach-in closets and dressers were inadequate for their needs. Their clothes were exploding out of their drawers, making it difficult to find things and they were tripping over items left on the floor. They wanted to get rid of the stress caused by having to search for things at the last minute, when they’re walking out of the door.
According to realtors, a common concern for potential home buyers is ensuring that there is a sufficient amount of closet space to hold all of their belongings. Having an understanding of your storage needs (what items you plan to store and how you like them organized) will ensure that your new space is not only maximized, but in a manner that is best suited for your everyday needs.
If you recently purchased a new home, you may be concerned about storage and whether there is enough closet space to hold your entire wardrobe. Especially when you are packing your belongings and realizing how many items you are actually taking with you. One of the best parts about moving into a new home is that you are starting fresh. Everything is empty and there is an opportunity to start with a clean slate. With a little planning prior to moving in, the process of unpacking those boxes will be much more efficient and save time.
Maria Johnson’s 1940s split-level home served as the model when her neighborhood was being developed. It’s got an extra bedroom and large closets compared to what was common at the time. But none of the closets in her house were working effectively for her family. The walk-in closet in Maria’s master bedroom is L-shaped, and acts as a passageway from the bedroom to the master bathroom. This dual purpose means the closet needs to work efficiently and stay organized so people can easily pass through the space. The previous homeowners had built two reach-in closets in the space that made it feel cramped and created an unused “dead” area at the end of the closet. Maria knew the space could work better for her and her husband, so she enlisted professional help.
Organizing your closet is not just an exercise to walk through for kicks. An organized closet will make everyday life much simpler and less stressful. It will also keep your wardrobe and accessories in better condition and lasting longer. You will be able to find items much quicker and easier and return clothing to its proper and designated place. So what is the secret?
All of the closets in Marie Palumbo’s three-bedroom Cape Cod home were filled with her clothes. Every morning when she got ready, she would have to walk from room to room and look in every closet until she found just what she was looking for. Her clothes were all over the house—and not organized.