Let’s be honest, closets can become really messy. While an organized closet may seem like it’s too stressful of a job, you can easily break it down into simple steps for a weekend task (depends on the size, even a day). I’m going to give you 5 tips to maximize your efficiency before actually organizing it.
1. Gather your organizing supplies. I’m talking about your “toss, donate and sell” bins, bags or boxes because the first step to organize is to take everything out and decide what’s staying and what items are going to need a new home outside of yours. Bring along cleaning supplies like a damp rag, multipurpose cleaner and a vacuum.
2. If you think you’ll need help making decisions, invite a friend to join you. Having an objective person help you can make it easier to decide what to keep and what to toss.
3. Take a picture of your closet before doing anything. Think about what currently works and what doesn’t. What can you do to make it more functional?
“The prime real estate is right in front, so think about your most-used items, what you’re always struggling to reach, or which things would be better folded than hung” says Prince.
4. Before putting everything back you need to decide what your designated spaces will be. Let’s say “casual clothes, dresses, pants, working clothes, shoes, purses”.
5. Make your closet a beautiful place to visit. Even with overhead lightning closets are dark. Start by adding LED lights to make the space brighter and more welcoming. This will help you see what you have hidden on the back. Add an air freshener or use a proper room spray to keep it fresh. Keep mouth balls or cedar hangers if needed to avoid musty smells.
There are so many ways keep you motivated, but remember this is not a one time thing. Just like you have to clean your home or water your plants, you need to organize your spaces often to keep everything tidy. See how we renovated a small area with a wire closet system.
If you don’t know where to start or don’t want to do it on your own, talk to us and we can help you! Contact Us