Closet organization is an essential part of achieving a clutter free space. When a closet is well organized, it can save you time and money, but not every home offers a large walk-in closet. No matter the size, Store Supply Warehouse has easy and affordable space saving solutions that can aid in organizing your closet.
The first step to any organization project is determining what you will be keeping, tossing, or donating. Once you have determined what will remain, take time to plan your space. You do not have to be a professional designer to accurately measure a space. The only tools you need to get started are a tape measure, paper, and pencil. Measure the overall usable space, from floor to ceiling. Be sure to include the width, height, and depth for full understanding of the area available. Once you have your measurements, take the time to sketch out a quick layout of your desired closet design. Within this sketch, consider what you need for additional storage solutions, such as baskets for your scarves, belts, and other clothing accessories. Do not forget about your shoes! Adequate footwear storage is necessary for an organized closet.
If you plan to add any shelving, make sure to account for the space needed to allow items to fit properly on them. This is where the available depth can really come into play. Shelving too wide for an area may not fit properly or can appear too bulky. Shelving that is too narrow leads to wasted and inefficient use of space.
Most closets have an existing hangrail bar for your clothing. If this bar is not in good condition, or if you need to add additional hangrail, be sure to include this in your plan and list of purchasing materials. You can often stack hangrails to double the capacity in your closet space. For example, a hangrail placed higher up can house your shirts while the one below it can be for pants. For this to work, it is imperative that you measure how long your clothes hang on a hanger and use that to determine the amount of space needed between the hangrails.
New hangers for your clothing are a small but impactful change you can make to improve the overall usable space inside your closet. We offer black velvet hangers that work beautifully with any clothing. These hangers have a very slim profile and can display a lot more clothing compared to wooden or plastic hangers. Velvet hangers feature a metal base with velvet wrap that keep clothes from falling off the hangers. They have a silver tone swivel hook that can be used to hang tops, dresses, skirts, or pants. If you prefer to clip your pants or skirts onto the hanger, we offer hanger clips that can be purchased separately and attached to any existing hanger. If space is at a premium, you can use 2-Piece Garment Piggyback Connectors. The connectors slide onto the hanger and allow an additional hanger to be used to attach another garment. When it is time to arrange clothing in the closet, make sure to hang clothing facing the same direction. If you are left-handed the front of the clothing should face the left side. If you are right-handed the front of the clothing should face the right side. Organizing your clothing by style and color is also helpful as it is pleasing to the eye and assists in making selections easier.
Jewelry is another important item that can be stored inside a closet area. Consider using jewelry organizers that can be stacked on top of each other or placed inside of a drawer. Organizers can store all types of accessories such as necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. There are additional jewelry displays that can be used to store makeup products or even sunglasses. We offer glass top closed trays that are see- through and can be used alone, or with inserts in a variety of different options and configurations.
Reorganizing your closet can be a daunting task but following these tips and tricks can make the process much smoother! No matter what size your closet is, simple additions can make a significant impact in the way your space functions for you.
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