Closets. Described in the dictionary as crammed storage boxes bursting at the doors, protruding with swaths of multicolored fabric. For both men and women, many of our poor closets have transformed into a graveyard of hangers, forgotten dresses, and rows of clothes so tightly squeezed that we can’t quite explore our garments.
But a dead closet can, in fact, be returned to straightened integrity. Let’s review different ways to maximize closet space.
Save Floor Space With Mindful Grouping
Floor space is a gold mine of diverse storage opportunity, but it often disappears, shielded by clumps of low-hanging dresses, pants, and longer tunics. Grouping long-hanging clothing in its own area will free up floor nooks where organizational bins and more can live freely.
Neaten up the pile of shoes on your floor with a gorgeous expandable cedar shoe rack, and a multidimensional cache to separate tanks or lingerie will lighten your hanging load and keep your floor clean.
Utilize Over-Door Storage
Shoes and accessories tend to pile up in an unorganized fashion in closets, and giving a door more than one job will condense clutter. Instead of solely acting as the keeper of your raiment, a simple over-door organizer transforms your door into an attractive avenue for shoes, handbags, scarves, mittens, sunglasses, and more.
Over-door storage doesn’t have to be unsightly, either. Many selections are inexpensive but don’t look it.
Declutter Upper Shelves
Upper shelves can be a cognizant closet space-saver if used in the right way. You can have boxes and bags piled upon each other with adornments spilling out, or you can choose to implement little cubbies, thereby arranging an alcove specific to each type of accessory.
Get Rid of Clothing
The most effortless thing you can do to quell the explosion of clothing and accessories in your closet is to make a trip to a clothing donation outlet. Pieces quickly go out of style, don’t fit, become too worn, and lose their luster, and while letting go of old clothing can be difficult for some, both your closet and your conscience will feel lighter when you do it.
As a general rule, if you haven’t worn a piece of clothing in over a year, it’s time to part ways and say au revoir.
Stack Your Hanging Space
Creating floor space is a great way to maximize space, but it’s even better to line another hanging pole across your closet. Generally, hanging clothes will offer more room than stacking bins or shoe racks on the floor, and in doing this, you can save some drawer space and proudly display your fine pants and scarves.
Choose the Right Hangers and Stick With ’Em
Keeping with the same style hanger is easier on the eyes and relaxes a disheveled closet. If you have a small closet, it’s best to choose thinner (but resilient) hangers so that clothing isn’t spaced too far apart. If you have a little more room for hanging your attire, choose a medium-width, non-slip hanger.
Don’t Cut Corners
A lot can be lost in an awkward little corner, and these spaces can be utilized for a myriad of accessories and clothing types if used the right way. Implementing thoughtful corner shelves in untouched spaces chips away at unused air and makes a home for treasured accouterments.
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