Closet Organization Ideas
Have you been wishing your main bedroom closet resembled a boutique you’d love to shop at instead of a hot mess express?
If your closet seems cluttered and disorganized, a trip to the shop isn’t going to fully fix the problem.
Harmony Home Organizing is professional organizers to find the best way to organize clothes in a closet, with plenty of storage ideas to make luxury a reality in your small space.
How to Start Organizing Your Closet
The first step towards walk-in closet organization is to completely empty the space, removing every last item. Work from the bottom up to tackle shoes and other clutter that has accumulated over the years first, and finish with the hanging clothes. Once everything is out of the closet, wipe down all your shelving and vacuum the floors to start with a clean, blank slate.
Declutter and Decide What to Purge
As you pull pieces out of your closet, ask yourself three questions:
Have I worn it in the past year?
Does it fit?
Is it damaged?
While you’re sorting through your clothing, you should place each item into one of three piles: keep, donate and throw away. Keep the main staples in your day-to-day wardrobe, donate items in good condition that either don’t fit or that you haven’t worn in a few months, and toss pieces that have seen better days.
Having trouble deciding what to part ways with? We have some expert advice on how to get rid of stuff around the house that can help you get motivated to declutter.
Maximize Closet Space
Once you’ve decluttered, consider reworking the layout and storage systems in your closet to make the most of the space you have. More hanging space is always more efficient than shelves and bins, so evaluate what is important to you regarding your closet’s design.
Keep Your Storage Accessible
Whether you opt for built-in shelving, decorative baskets or clear storage containers, make sure your accessories are easy to find. Showcase your shoes with a shoe rack or tension rods on the floor of your closet. Keeping your shoe rack underneath hanging clothes is a great way to maximize walk-in closet storage space. If space allows, you can also display your favorite hats, purses and jewelry on open shelves.
Store out of season clothes in plastic containers or comforter bags
Keep out of season clothes packed away in plastic containers or comforter bags. Store them on a shelf, under hanging clothes, or even under your bed to save valuable closet space.
Store miscellaneous accessories in bins
Your spontaneous trip to the Container Store was not for nothing. Keep gloves, hats and other accessories in bins to add personal style to your closet, while making efficient use of shelf storage space. There are a variety of container types you can choose from, such as cloth, clear plastic, crates and baskets. Adding labels to the bins will help you find exactly what you’re looking for when you need it.