Your closet is a very important space in your home and when it comes to organizing your closet it is a must. Having this space organized helps reduce stress and helps keep your clothes looking new.
“Make space for the items that are truly important to you,” advises Jana O’Connor, Outside and Online Sales Manager for Cabinets To Go. Take everything out and edit ruthlessly. O’Connor suggests you ask yourself: ‘Have I worn this in the last six months? Am I likely to wear this in the next six months?’ If you answered no to one or both questions, donate or discard the garments. “This will allow you to accurately determine your organizing needs,” she says.
If this sounds like a good idea to you, follow these five versatile features.
1. Shelve It
Hanging your sweaters can stretch them and ruin your garment. There are several garments that must be stored on shelves. A great way to do this is to install open shelving units. Open shelving units are perfect for folded clothes, handbags, hats, belts and accessories. Remember if you are storing your sweaters on open-face shelves, lay them down flat with the front side of the sweater facing down. Next, fold one arm to the center and the other arm over the first arm into the center. Then fold the sweater in half horizontally. Once you are finished flip the sweater over and store it on the shelf.
2. Open-and-Shut Case
Drawers are another great way to keep your closet away from looking cluttered. A perfect element is a unit with both drawers on the bottom and a hanging area up top. “Consider the percentage of space required for both of you, and break it down into hanging versus shelving versus drawer space,” Jana O’Connor, Outside and Online Sales Manager for Cabinets To Go says.
3. Hang It Up
Another great option is to use a double-hanging unit with hanging rods on top of each other. The purpose of this unit is to maximize the hanging space in your closet. By doing this, it will keep your garments wrinkle-free and your closet clutter-free. This is an especially great feature to use in a reach-in closet.
4. If The Shoe Fits
Shelving is a great way to store your shoes and helps keep them looking new. They stay looking new because the circulating air lets them breathe. You can showcase your shoes on the shelves and it lets you see your options a lot easier.
5. Gem of an Idea
Your jewelry is a big part of the accessories stored in your closet. You want to keep your jewelry tucked away and safe but keep it easy to access. To do this add a jewelry storage drawer which is a slim drawer that allows you to organize rings, pins, bracelets, watches and necklaces.
Using these five design ideas helps to keep your closet organized and accessible. Whether you are working with a walk-in closet or a reach-in these tips can help you improve your closet.