Have you been saying for years that you’d like your home to be more organized? Let’s make 2020 the year (and decade) when you finally get that done!
Here at Modular Closets, we love helping homeowners find storage systems that meet their needs. We’re known for our modular approach to custom closets, creating high-quality closets systems at affordable prices. We can also help you with closet organization strategies, so you can make the most of your closet space.
If you’re ready to ring in the New Year with a new approach to home organization, here are 5 of our all-time favorite closet organization tips:
If you don’t love, need and/or use a particular item of clothing – then don’t let it take up space in your closet (and in your life).
So many of us have closets just full of “stuff.” The first step in getting and staying organized is to streamline down to what’s essential and precious. Purge what no longer serves you and create space for what you actually do need and love.
Once you’ve streamlined your wardrobe down to essentials, it’s time to start organizing everything you plan to keep.
To start the organization process, begin by dividing your wardrobe into “warm weather” and “cold weather” items. Things you wear regardless of the season can stay in your closet “full-time,” but clothes you wear only when it’s hot or cold can be packed into storage and rotated twice a year.
By removing seasonal items to an alternate storage area, you will create more space in your closet and make it easier keep organized what’s there.
Now that you know what will be in your closet, it’s time to organize by category and color.
Sometimes, the best category strategy depends on your lifestyle. For example, if you wear formal attire at work and are an avid fitness practitioner in your free time, you may want to divide work clothes from activewear.
Regardless of the broad categories, it’s often useful to subdivide down into clothing categories – for example dividing your work clothes into: blouses, skirts, jackets, pants, etc.
Once you have your categories, try sorting your items by color. Not only will this help you see what you have (which can be useful when you’re ready to do more shopping), it also creates an appealing aesthetic look for your closet.
When it comes to storing shoes, place them as they would come in a shoe box – (one pointed toward you, one pointed away).
Not only will this help save space, you’ll have the added advantage of quickly seeing both the heel and the front when you want to select the perfect pair for your outfit.
You may even want to incorporate shoe cubbies so that you can utilize your available closet wall space to create a designated spot for each pair of shoes.
Clothes can be expensive. Protect your investment by using quality hangers that won’t stretch or distort your garments.
Quality hangers should last you for years. What’s more, if you choose a uniform collection of hangers your closet will immediately look more organized and well put together.
Are you ready to start seeing new possibilities for your closet? Santa may not gift you with a new custom closet, but our team at Modular Closets will be happy to give you a FREE closet design. Just visit us online!
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