Most people have closets that are too small and not very well organized. While we can’t help you with the space issue we can help you out with the organization part of it. We found this article to help you out with secrets from professional closet organizers. We hope they help!
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From the article:
Three pros share their keys to success. Implement these strategies at home to transform your closets.
Hybrid Zones Are Trouble
If there’s empty space, leave it! Don’t fill it with random items that don’t belong just because there’s room. Professional organizer Barbara Reich of Resourceful Consultants stresses that “the most important principle in closet organizing is to group like things together: Shirts with shirts, pants with pants.” That way, there’s no question about where to find those items when you need them.
Items Should Be Stored by Frequency of Use
If you only use the air mattress a few times a year, don’t stash it front and center in the linen closet. Aron says to tuck it—and other lesser-used items—away in the back or on a high shelf so you don’t have to maneuver around it when searching for those daily-used pieces.
A Rug Can Give Your Space a Boutique-y Feel
A little pattern or texture (like a sheepskin rug) will instantly transform your storage space into a zone that you respect just as much as any other room in the house. Reich suggests adding a chandelier as well. “These small decorative touches will force you to keep that space in check so you can continue to enjoy it not just for storage, but for the esthetic pleasure it offers,” says Aron.
Stations Maximize Utility
Divide your closet into zones with a designated category for each: shoes here, accessories there, gym clothes there. “This forces your brain to make the connection quickly of where to find each item. And you’ll know exactly where to return it when you’re done,” says Aron. Reich suggests using drawer and shelf dividers along with closet rod organizers to arrange each of the zones.
Looking for ideas on how to organize your kids’ closets? Checkout this article about kids’ closet organization that could be of interest to you.
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