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Storage and Organization: Your Closet

Last week, we talked a little about
how to declutter your home. But there are some areas of the house that deserve a little extra focus, and one of those is your closet.

If you’re always a little nervous to open the closet door and face the mess behind it, it’s time to take a few steps to get things organized. Having an organized closet will save you time each day as you pick out clothes or put away laundry, and it will go from a messy space to one that helps streamline your morning routine. All it takes is a few easy steps.

First, clean out that closet.
Go through all of your clothes and set aside those that no longer fit, that you haven’t worn in a long time or that are torn or stained, and make piles of
what needs to be thrown away and what can be donated. Don’t forget about shoes, belts, ties and other accessories, too!

Next, it's time to organize what's left. There are plenty of storage containers, modular racks or shelves to help you keep all items in place, especially if you are working with limited space. Here are a few ideas:

- There are plenty of ways to store accessories. A stacking shoe rack makes the most of the vertical space available in your closet, or if you have a walk-in closet, you might be able to add a shoe rack on the back of the door. A tie organizer can be hung right on the clothing rod.

If you find yourself needing more room to hang up clothes, consider adding a second clothing rod a few feet below your current one. You can also try space-saving hangers that have room for multiple garments.

- Shelvingopen or closedoffers a good place to store bulkier folded items, such as sweaters

- You can also save space by dividing clothing up by seasons and storing your out-of-season clothing in underbed storage containers. Just slide the tote under the bed and those items are out of sight and out of your way until the seasons change.

Now that you’ve cleaned out your clothes closets, it’s time to turn your attention to other closets in your house. Do you have a disorganized coat closet, or some other sort of “junk” closet somewhere that houses everything from a vacuum to board games to cleaning supplies? 

Try the same tactics here. Get rid of what you don’t need or use, and then use shelving and storage containers to organize the rest. Make the most of any space you have available, such as the back of the door or a shelf above the clothing rod.

We offer plenty of storage and organization options! Click here to find some closet storage solutions, such as hangers, bins, hooks and totes. And here you can find shelving solutions. Stop by and see us today!