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Closet Organization Tips

Posted by Dave McIntosh on October 17th, 2010

So you want to get your closet organized. Sometimes the task can seem too much and you may want to blame your problem on the fact that you don’t have enough closet space.

Closet Organization TipsThe amount of closet space isn’t all important. It’s how you use it that can make the difference. So the first order of business is to decide to eliminate clutter from your closet forever.

Here are some helpful tips to help you get the job done.

1. Break the task down in to small, achievable steps. This will keep the project from seeming like it is too much to tackle.

2. Remove everything from your closet. Be honest about what you find in there. Analyze each and every item.

Closet Organization Tips3. Get rid of some things. Though getting rid of things is very easy for some people, it is harder for others. Ask yourself “why do I keep dealing with unused items each and every time I open the closet”.

I understand some articles may have sentimental value. Well store them in another area of your home.
– But if you haven’t worn a piece of clothing in at least one year consider donating it to a worthy cause.
– If your shoes that are worn out or you never wear them, get rid of them.
– If it doesn’t fit then don’t put it back in your closet.
– If you have items that need to be mended or altered, then this is the time to do it before you put it back in the closet.
– Anything that has been stuck in your closet because you didn’t know where else to put it needs to be given a proper location.

Closet Organization Tips4. Develop a system for organizing your clothing and stuff.
– You could do this by color, style, or season.
– You could also separate them by where you wear them, such as around the house, work, or casual.
– Try hanging all the pieces of a particular outfit together.
Keep in mind the goal is to maximize the amount of space you have available in your closet.

5. Make a list of what you really want in your custom closet organization.
– Do you love shoes? Then you might need a great deal of storage for all of them. – Maybe you need shelves for your sweaters or your favorite books.

6. Plan your closet organization by first measuring its length and the depth. You will need this information to figure out how many rods, shelves and shoe racks you can install.

7. Finally you will want to decide
– What you want it to look like.
– How much money are you willing to invest in this project?
– Do you want the organization shelves and items to be permanent or something you can easily remove later?
The answers to these questions will help you determine the type of material you will use to complete your closet organization. Your closet organizer can be made from wood, wire shelving, baskets, canvas, plastic, or anything else you want to consider. Take some time to research the various types of closet organizers and come up with a plan you will love.

The key is to eliminate those things you don’t really need from your closet. Then organize the remaining items in a way that works well for you.

All of us have different ways of organizing so make your system fit you. This will help you keep things properly organized for a long time.