Organizing your closet can be one of the most daunting tasks, especially if you have an excess of clothing and other miscellaneous items. Regardless of whether you have a big closet or not, you’re always looking for more space to put things. By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to maximize your closet space and for once your closet will have the opportunity of looking de-cluttered!
Throw things out
Take a good look at the clothes in your closet. Can you spot something that you haven’t worn in over a year? If you can, then that’s an indication that you need to throw some things out. Go through your wardrobe and look at everything you own. See which items you can live without and which one’s you absolutely can’t. Make a goal to at least get rid of 10-15 items of clothing and you’ll be amazed to see how much space that can free up in your closet!
Don’t think that by getting rid of clothes you have to just throw them out either. A great incentive to cleaning out your closet is the potential to make money off of what you’re getting rid of. Try selling your old clothes online or bringing them to a consignment store. This way, you’ll be cleaning out your closet while putting a little extra money in your pocket!
After you’ve cleaned out your closet and you’ve gotten rid of the unnecessary items, it’s time to start planning. You might have big plans for your closet, but it’s important that first you measure the dimensions of it. Look beyond the regular clothing racks and determine how much additional space there is for shelving units and space below racks. If you maximize your closet by using the space above regular clothing racks as shelves and the space below for baskets or shoe racks, you’ll be surprised how much extra space you actually have.
If you want to have an organized closet, you don’t have to put a huge sum of money into it. There are plenty of materials that you can buy from home improvement stores that are very low in cost and highly effective with helping you organize your closet. Look at your bank account and decipher how much you have in your budget to spend on this project. This way when you’re out looking for storage shelves and racks, you’ll know how many and how much you can spend on them.
Your own bedroom closet doesn’t have to be the only space you keep your clothes in. If you’re fortunate to have additional bedrooms in your home or apartment, don’t be afraid to use that space. Using extra bedroom closets for storage of off-season clothing or even shoes or extra bedding is a great use of space and way to utilize all the room you have available to you. By doing this, you are freeing up additional space in your closet and it gives you the option to maybe even take a trip to the store and reward yourself for all of your hard work! Either way, make sure you’re making the most of all the space your home has to offer.
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Jackie Ryan is a freelance writer and self-proclaimed neat freak! After re-organizing the closets in her home, she doesn’t know what she would do without her storage shelves. She hopes her knowledge and advice will be able to help anyone who’s looking to de-clutter their spaces.