Whether you are deciding to move in with your partner for the first time or moving into a home as a new married couple, sharing the same space can be a challenge, to say the least. You’ll quickly discover the “problem areas” in the home that are prone to getting cluttered. This general maxim is particularly true where closet space is concerned. For many guys, it can be frustrating to watch a significant other take up more and more of the storage space, and many women will get annoyed by the general disarray of their partner's allocation of closet space. While the following list is by no means exhaustive, it will highlight plenty of great solutions for many of the challenges that arise due to sharing closet space.
As the owner of a vacation home, it’s your job to ensure that those guests enjoy their accommodations. One way to do that is by adding custom storage to your bedroom closets. Custom closets easily beat out DIY storage. They’re not only sturdier than a closet system you build yourself, but you can add more functional and beautiful options with a custom solution. For many families, a vacation home can take on almost mythical status—it’s where summers are spent and memories are made. Whether it’s in the mountains or down the shore, you likely welcome extended family, friends and other guests during the summer months. With an ever-rotating guest list, the need for efficient storage is magnified, particularly in storage-starved secondary residences.
What truly takes a custom closet design to the next level are the accessories. These gadgets are both beautiful and functional. They make it easy to store your stuff, a snap to get ready each morning, put laundry away, pack for a trip or organize outfits for the week.
The idea of decluttering your entire walk-in or reach-in closet might feel overwhelming. You know there are clothes lurking in the corners of your closet that you haven’t touched in months—maybe even years. There are extra hangers crowding your closet rod and each time you rummage through your drawers for a fresh pair of socks, you inevitably pull out one or two orphans or a pair worn thin. Before you take on cleaning out your entire closet, which, we admit, does take a chunk of time, here are some odds and ends you can get rid of in just a few minutes to instantly make it feel a little more open.
Your closets are overflowing with stuff and, believe it or not, it could contribute to your stress level. Yes, keeping your pants, dresses and tops organized and knowing where your belts and socks belong can make you feel frazzled and out of control—from the time you spend getting ready in the morning to trying to figure out what you’ll wear to dinner this weekend. Unfortunately, doubling the size of your closet may not be an option (though it may be a dream). However, you can learn to use the space more efficiently and maximize your closet storage. Here’s how.
It’s a real treat to have large, open closets in your home or condo. But unless those closets are fitted with well-designed closet organization systems, they really aren’t being used to their maximum capability.