If your closet becomes a maze you need to navigate just to find what you want, then it is time you started putting in the effort to keep it neat and organized. Below are seven steps that can help you in this regard.
1. Go custom
Built-in cabinetry allows you to have the opportunity to have maximized, customized storage space. With such a generous amount of room, you can organize your stuff so that they look neat and are easily accessible.
2. Eliminate items
Part of maximizing the available space should include you evaluating what you need and do not so that you can get rid of some of the unneeded things. If you stand in front of your closet and you find yourself saying, “I have nothing to wear” then you need to remove what you do not wear and create room for the new clothes you buy.
3. Light up
Adequate lighting will enhance the design and function of your closet. It will help make the contents more visible. When considering the lighting options, go for a combination that pushes for energy efficiency. LED strip lights installed even under the shelves and in the drawers with sensors and a touch dimmer will be an excellent choice. Such lighting will allow you to have a full view of the contents of your closet any time of the day or night.
4. Corral clothing
When sorting our closet, consider grouping similar things based on options such as color, wear category, or preferences by day (like weekend wear). Put what you wear more often in the front to help you decide what to eliminate, and other items can work for you at that moment.
5. Rack your shoes
Items that are neatly organized have an appealing display, and this is truer when it comes to shoes. Install wide slanting shelves for your footwear collection so that you can have easy access. It will allow you to identify what you want to wear.
6. Hang everything
Switch out the old rods and racks for new adjustable ones; they will simplify life for you. Install a couple of hooks where you can hand the clothes you are thinking of wear later or the following day. The hooks can also be a place for hanging the items that are not necessarily dirty nor that clean.
7. Choose the right door
Instead of swivel doors that open outwards, opt to install sliding doors that run along the wall. Sliding doors are the modern-day design that adds function and beautifies rooms and cabinetry. You can opt to use wooden or metal door frames, though the latter (such as the aluminum framing) is a cheap and durable option.