Whether it’s in the front hallway or in an extra bedroom, most houses have at least one or two spare closets. Oftentimes, these closets become a catch-all for things that don’t have any other place to go. While closets are great for keeping these items hidden away and out of sight, they usually become cluttered and messy. Read on for some great tips on keeping your spare closets organized!
Take some time to really sort through the contents of your spare closet. Many of the things in there can probably be thrown away or donated. Eliminating the items you don’t need will free up space for the things you do want to keep. After you pull all the items out of your spare closet, do a deep clean. If your closet is carpeted, vacuum the floor and use the nozzle attachments to get into the nooks and corners. If your closet has hardwood, tile, or some other hard flooring surface, do a quick mop to get rid of any dirt or grime. Also, make sure to wipe down any shelving or flat surfaces that easily accumulate dust.
Use storage bins
After you de-clutter, you may find that you still have some loose items you want to keep. Plastic storage bins are a great solution when you have odds and ends that need to be stored. Storage bins look tidy, keep loose items altogether, and can be reused in a multitude of ways down the road.
Add more storage
If your spare closet doesn’t have a lot of built-in storage, consider adding some racks, shelves, or hangers. This can create storage for seasonal items and overflow storage. For shoes, over-the-door shoe racks are a great way to free up floor space. Installing a few additional coat hangers in a front hall closet will keep coats and jackets from being tossed to the ground. You can even use plastic stick-on hooks to hang cleaning supplies or other household items.
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