The closet is your premium storage space. However, a simple rod with hangers is insufficient for storage. A well-designed closet can help you enhance your morning routine. Learn how to effectively utilize a closet storage system to get the most from your closet.
Declutter the Interior
The first step to organizing your closet is removing everything from the interior. You’ll need to do this to adequately assess your space and even to clean the closet. Removing all the items also helps you pare down on your belongings.
Many systems can help you decide how to pare down your possessions. You could get rid of anything that you haven’t used in a year or apply an emotion-based judgment system. Regardless, your master closet likely contains many items you no longer need. Getting rid of them will go a long way toward decluttering the space.
Evaluate the Space
Once the closet is empty, look over the space with a new eye. Your closet will either be a walk-in or reach-in style. While you certainly have more space for activities in a walk-in closet, a well-designed reach-in closet can still facilitate your morning routines. Take measurements of your closet’s dimensions so you know how much space to utilize. Be sure to include the height as vertical space is ideal for storage.
Consider Any Activities for the Closet Space
If you have a walk-in closet, consider what activities besides storage you want to do in the space. Naturally, dressing is the first thing that comes to mind. However, you can also sort laundry and even fold and iron your clothes, space permitting. Likewise, consider if you want to watch TV while dressing or ironing clothes.
Additionally, think about the types of clothes and accessories you have. With a walk-in closet, you should have enough space to store all your clothes, shoes, ties, jewelry, and hosiery. You may even have enough space for a mirror. Consider how you want the flow of your closet to feel while you’re dressing and putting on accessories and keep this in mind when you choose your organization system.
Choose a Closet Organization System
A customized closet organization system is ideal for storage. Such systems feature different compartments specialized for what goes inside. You can also choose among different shelving heights and depths as well as hanging systems.
Now that you have a clear idea of your space, belongings, and target activities, look into a system that will facilitate them all. For example, if you have a lot of sweaters, you may incorporate some wire shelves. These allow you to pile folded sweaters on top so you can easily see what’s available. The wire shelves also allow the clothes to breathe.
For shoes, accessories, and hosiery, you’ll want specialized compartments. Organization systems feature many different shoe options, including shelves, carousels, and racks. For accessories and hosiery, you may want a dressing table, or you may want displays that allow you to view what you have.
Add Additional Furniture or Storage
A comprehensive closet organization system will provide for your storage needs. However, if you have a large closet, you may have space for furniture, such as a chair for putting on socks and shoes. This is also the time to consider whether you want a television, hamper, ironing board, or another set-up for while you’re attending to your clothes.
Just because you have a storage system doesn’t mean you can’t add a few extras for your belongings. For example, the back of the closet door is a good space for organizing jewelry, scarves, and ties with an easy system of hooks and rods.
A well-organized closet not only enhances your dressing routine, it can add value to your home. Consult with Martin Glass for a customized closet organization system that fits your needs.