Does your Master Closet Work For You?
Many people put shoes on the floor which can clutter the closet and make it difficult to find what you need. Implement designated shoe storage to improve the function of your space. This may be stacking shoe shelves for the floor, boxing shoes on the higher shelves or placing in an over the door shoe storage bag.
Shelving is a key component to a successful closet because it allows for placement of folded clothes, jewelry, hats, purses, scarves and other items that might otherwise clutter the closet. If your only options are the shelves over your rods, you will need to limit the things you fold and use hanging options. Luckily there are useful hanging solutions for scarves, jewelry and of course any piece of clothing can be hung. I recommend focusing those shelves for bags and purses and not investing in a fabric hanging shelf unit. I have removed many of these storage “solutions” from closets I organize. They are too slippery for most clothes and they sag over time causing things to fall out the front. Better to hang items or reconfigure your closet with real drawers or added shelving.
While many people use a dresser for undergarments and folded clothes, and often they are required if your closet it small, it is ideal to have your clothing in one place. If you must use a dresser, situate it close to your closet for convenience. If you have unused space in your closet, add a drawer unit. I see many people try to implement this tip with plastic, stackable drawer units. However, they aren’t successful because they are too narrow, too difficult to open and generally fall apart after a short time. A better option is an Elfa drawer unit providing 18” and 24” wide options in various depths. They are metal framed so they hold up and are smooth gliding for easy access to your belongings.
Three fun tips to better utilize your closet:
2. Keep a medium sized bin on a high shelf for ongoing donations. As you realize you don’t wear something or remove a pair of pants that are too tight or not flattering, just toss it in the donation box. When the box is full, drop it off at your local charity. Keeping your closet clear of clutter doesn’t have to be a major project if you do this as you go.
3. Use wall hooks to hang your most often used items like that robe, favorite PJs or sweatshirt
If you find your closet isn’t working for you, a full reconfiguration will allow you to better maximize your space. Imagine Home Organization can help you design the right space. Locally, we will come to your home, assess your belongings, measure the space and design the right system for you. Remotely, we can discuss your needs by phone and use your measurements to find the right solution for you. Call today to get more out of your closet. 727.304.4664