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4 Strategies for Better Closet Organization

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Organizing your closet doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some strategies to try to get an organized closet, faster.Organized contemporary custom closet Boston

Have Proper Hanging Areas

Maximize your space by making sure you have proper hanging areas in your closet system. For example, if you tend to wear more dresses or if you have a lot of coats compared to blouses and trousers, you’ll want to have more vertical space than double hanging areas. And if this is the opposite for you, you’ll want to have double hanging areas so you can store more of your items in the same amount of space. If your closet is on the smaller side, like many older and historic homes in the Boston area, try finding other hanging areas outside of your closet.

Another wardrobe or maximizing mudroom storage can help keep coats and jackets for your entire family. In addition, hooks can easily be affixed to a wall to help you store scarves and jewelry. Slide out tie and belt racks in a custom closet system can help you make the most of your space while keeping your storage streamlined.

Purge First

For an easier (and faster) time organizing your closet, be sure to purge. Purging before you organize means that you only have to plan and create a plan for the things you need and love. If you don’t do this step, you would be wasting time trying to organize your closet for a system that will be inefficient and insufficient for your needs.

Keep it Hidden

A messy closet can be just as bad as a disorganized one. To solve both issues, try finding unique storage solutions that stay hidden. For example, choosing wood doors without glass inserts for a cabinet or wardrobe in your walk-in can help conceal valuables (and the mess). For other items like ties, belts, and scarves, utilizing pullout racks can help you create a place for all your items while keeping your closet unit streamlined. Additional closet accessories to help fill your storage needs include drawer dividers to keep rings, earrings, and cufflinks secured and separated.

Follow Through

One reason your closet will continue to get disorganized is that you don’t continue to follow through. Whether it’s not putting away items right after you’ve washed them, or you don’t continue to purge every season, simply forcing yourself to finish organizing will help stay organized in the long run. Keep this in mind when you start planning a storage system or organizing, as it’s only natural for items to shift or become disorganized without proper upkeep.

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