contemporary custom closet TAGHardware CharloteIf you struggle to keep your closet organized and you’re constantly searching for clothes, accessories, and shoes, do not stress because there is hope. Utilizing a system known as 5s will help make your closet fun, simple, and easier to navigate. All it takes is a little elbow grease and coordination.  

5s is aptly named because it requires you to organize using five steps that start with the letter s. Here are what they stand for:

  • Sort
  • Straighten
  • Shine
  • Standardize
  • Sustain


Sort is the first S. Going into your closet and eliminating old, unused clothing and accessories is critical for making your space easier to use. So, it’s time to give away the pants that don’t fit anymore and the shirts that you dislike wearing.


After you’ve removed all the excess materials, it’s time to straighten what remains.  Straightening can take on many forms, including the use of customized closet systems, shoe holders, and dressers to store your clothes in an organized fashion.  It could even be as simple as folding your items or arranging them by color. Straightening will open up space and change the dynamics of your closet.


After you have your clothes in place and your closet fixtures installed, it’s time to clean your closet and make it look sharp. Whether you’re vacuuming the carpet or trying to dusting off your shelves, cleaning will change your closet space and make it easier to use. You’ll also feel better every time you go in there.


It’s important to set standards for how your closet is going to be organized, so can find what you need quickly and effectively. Following routines and creating designated places for shoes, dress clothes, and casual wear will make your closet easier to use.


The key to the 5 S methodology is to stick with it after your initial organization. You have to make it part of your daily routine, otherwise, it won’t take long for you to end up back where you started. Customizing the design of your closet and periodically updating your cabinets and shoe organizers will make your closet easier to use. Professional help can further enhance the functionality of your closet.

When your closet is overflowing and you can’t find what you need, it’s time to customize and make a concerted change. 5s can transform your closet space into a thing of beauty. Work with Closet & Storage Concepts in Charlotte to implement high-end storage techniques that will make your life easier.

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