Your trendy gray and white trim decor could grace the cover of Home & Garden in a flash, while your Hobby Lobby decorations are positioned perfectly to tell your family’s sweet story.
The picturesque landscape you have so eloquently created is stunning to say the least, yet a dark secret lurks within your paradise, containing messy piles accumulated to heights unknown.
That’s alright, we know.
That’s why you’re here after all.
Your closets are in need of some TLC.
These simple organizing tips and storage ideas will help you maximize your closet-space, leaving your home clutter (and alternate-dirty-dimension) free.
Consider purchasing hangers that can stack along with one another, rather than ones that just rest on their own. You can easily group items of clothing that are similar in style or color together, without taking up as much square footage. Some are even lined with velvet, to help keep your clothes in place.
Instead of keeping accessories (purses/ties/scarves) on shelves within your closet, place them on hooks that line your closet door. Sorting through your accessories will be a breeze, leaving space for larger items inside.
Consider placing seasonal clothing into plastic bins and then placing them within a small, local self-storage unit. As the seasons change you can place items away, leaving more room for things you are presently in need of. You can even use your storage unit to keep seasonal home decor or sporting equipment your family uses.
Most high shelving areas are rarely utilized to their potential due to their awkward placement. Purchase collapsible bins (that are clearly labeled) to place there, in order to keep items neatly tucked away.
Shoe racks can double up as extra storage for items you may need, lining the bottom of your closet area. You can keep your shoes contained by style or color, rather than having them lay throughout your closet floor, as well as place magazines, wallets or hats.
Place a peg board within your closet to use to hang jewelry. The board can be placed on a share of wall that goes unused. Your jewelry will be easy to sort through and look lovely hanging up.
Remember, if you haven’t used it, don’t plan on using it, or aren’t even sure what it is (yep, we’ve been there!) either get rid of it or give it away to someone in need.
“In the scope of a happy life, a messy desk or an overstuffed coat closet is a trivial thing, yet I find – and I hear from other people that they agree – that getting rid of clutter gives a disproportionate boost to happiness.” —Gretchen Rubin
By utilizing these simple storage ideas and organizing tips, you will no longer have to panic when your closet door is ajar.
To your newly neat closet space!