When most people think of a closet, they think of a place to cram in clothes, shoes and anything else that will fit and you only enter when you have to. If you are stuck with a closet, we have some pointers for you and if you are building a new home we have ideas that will help you determine your closet layout.
This week we will cover five simple tips for organizing your existing closet space. If you need more tips be sure to ask your home builder or remodeler.
1 Pegboard hanging area
Pegboards are not just for the garage. A simple pegboard is very versatile and can be used to hang jewelry, belts, hand mirror and much more. Assess what you could hang and how it could be organized. Make your area a little larger than you think you need because other ideas may hit you later. Be creative and decorate the pegboard with your personal touch.
2 Seasonal clothes switch out
When it starts getting cold, begin stowing away your shorts and short sleeves in storage boxes. Canvas boxes with a label holder are a nice touch, but you might prefer clear plastic so you can see what’s inside. When the warmer days start to trickle in your swap out begins again.
3 Cut down on clutter quarterly
The true key to keeping your closet organization is to purge every quarter. If you wait too long it becomes a bigger chore and something you dread. Make it a family event and donate unused items to charity.
4 Organize by color and categories
While you are purging your closet is a great time to organize your clothes by color or categories. Organizing from light clothes to dark clothes makes it easy to find articles quickly and it looks nice. Along with color coordination you organize by type. Dress clothes separate from you jeans, casual, yard and play clothes.
5 Hang boots and bulky shoes on the wall
There are metal shoe racks that can be mounted to your wall or door where you can hang your boots upside down. If you have limited space in your closet this simple technique will free up floor space and reduce frustration.
Millstone Custom Homes has their own cabinet shop and can create custom shelves and organization to your closet space.
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Next week, look for basic tips on the layout for your closet in your new custom home or remodel.