Having an organized closet is more significant than you might think. Your morning, and the day that follows, will be off to a better start with your clothing and accessories within easy reach. There are a variety of ways you can go about installing a closet system, along with as many ways to categorize and store your items – let’s explore them below.
Custom Installed Systems vs DIY
Installing a closet system can be as easy as hiring a specialty company to do it for you. Although the level of customization and service you receive might be an attractive option, it’s important to remember that this avenue is the most expensive. Big box home improvement centers sell organizing systems for the do-it-yourselfer and offer quite a bit of flexibility and options. The key to this approach is advance planning. Laying out how you would like to store your clothing and accessories will help you know which components will work best for you.
Store Items by Category
The simplest way to organize your belongings is to keep similar items in the same place in your closet. Grouping clothing by season and type will help you select items quickly. The clothing that you are currently wearing most often should be front and center, and rotated with the change of seasons. Consider storing accessories at eye level for easy accessibility as well. This allows you to grab an outfit on the go, which can make your mornings just a bit easier!
Closet systems offer custom features such as shelving, drawers, baskets, and tower or cube storage. Built-in drawers offer a place to store infrequently used items in a dust-free environment. Baskets are one of the best ways to organize frequently used accessories and, when combined with labels, allow you to quickly peek into a closet and find what you need. Vertical towers can offer cube storage that is perfect for handbags and shoes, but you’ll also find that that this same type of cubicle storage, when placed in a drawer, can effectively keep things like rolled t-shirts or underwear tidy.
Take Advantage of Vertical Space
For some, the secret weapon of keeping their closet organized is to utilize any available vertical space. Walls and doors don’t just have to be structural parts of your closet, they can actually lend themselves to new, creative methods of storing your clothes or belongings. An over-the-door shoe rack or jacket rack can give you some extra space for items that otherwise didn’t have a place, as can shelving smartly placed wherever wall space is available. Lastly, utilize your hardest to reach hanging space by placing formal clothes or other rarely used items in a hanging garment bag.
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