Maximize Your Closet Space
You love your apartment. You have great neighbors. It’s convenient to your work. And you enjoy the amenities. There’s only one thing you wish for – more closet space.
You’re not alone. It doesn’t matter whether you live in an apartment or a home; people always want more closet space. But that’s not always possible. Instead, it becomes essential to maximize the space you have.
If you’re looking to organize your closet and, hopefully, gain some space, now is the perfect time to get started.
- Do a Closet Clean Out: Cleaning your closet is probably the last thing you want to do, but it’s absolutely the first thing you must do. Take the time to take every item out of your closet. Try on those things you’re not sure still fit you. Sort through those things you no longer wear or want. Create a pile of things to donate and a pile of things to throw away.
- Additionally, look and see what other clutter you may have in your closet. Do you have empty shoeboxes? Have things made their way to your closet that really shouldn’t be there? Throw these things away or put items away where they belong.
- Add an Extender Rod: If you have room for an extender rod, this is a great way to add some additional space for hanging clothes. You can use it as another rod to hang shirts, pants, sweaters, and other items. Extender rods are not ideal if you have clothes that are long such as dresses and tunics.
- Utilize the Floor: The floor of a closet is often overlooked, but can certainly provide some additional space for storage. Decide what you’d like to store on the floor and then get started. You could use shoe racks, crates, or baskets to help organize this space.
- Use Your Upper Shelves Wisely: If you have shelves in your closet, it’s time to take a look and see if you are using them efficiently. If you have clothes falling over or you’re unable to see what’s on your shelves, it’s time for a makeover. Shelf dividers can be really helpful and will help make sure that things aren’t falling over.
- If you have shelves that are way up high and you find it difficult to see things on these shelves, then put things here that you don’t use often. Suitcases and holiday decorations are great for high shelves.
- Use the Door: The back of the door is also a space that is often not utilized, but there are all sorts of things that can be hung here. Scarves, belts, and shoes can work in this space. Look for door organizers to help you.
- Grab Some Hooks: You may have portions of your closet that don’t have anything at all when it comes to storage – so why not place some hooks in these spaces? You can hang purses, jewelry, belts, and other things on hooks. They’re also great for hanging clothes that you’re going to wear again!
- Keep It Clean and Organized: Once you get your closet organized, and you’ve got your space well-utilized, then you need to keep it that way. If you see things starting to “slip” – take a few moments and get everything back where it belongs. After all, you don’t want your hard work to go to waste.
Creating a well-organized closet will give you a feeling of satisfaction and make storing things – and finding things – much easier! Use these tips to create a closet you love!