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Cutting Down Clutter In Your Closet

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If you’re like millions of Americans, you’ve watched at least one episode of Marie Kondo’s Netflix program, Tidying Up. Step one of her method is to remove every scrap of clothing from your closet and bureau drawers and pile it in one place. Next, you’re supposed to examine each piece of clothing to see if it “sparks joy.” If not, you should release it.

Suppose you do all that, and you end up with several garbage bags of clothes ready for consignment shops and donation. You now have fewer clothes, but unless your closet design is functional, sooner or later, you’re still going to end up confused and cluttered all over again. Rethinking the design and functionality of your closet is an essential part of decluttering. That’s where Closet & Storage Concepts Nevada comes in. Here are just a few things to consider about your closet from the organizational experts.

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Can You Access the Things You Need at a Glance?

Decluttering isn’t just about getting rid of things. It’s also about reorganizing the clothes you own so that you can walk into the closet and immediately find something to wear. Ideally, your closet should strike a good balance between open space for the clothes you wear everyday and closed cupboards for seasonal garments and clothes for special occasions. 

Do You Have Enough Space for Each Category of Clothing?

Marie Kondo frowns on collections. But what if every single one of your handbags sparks joy? Clearly, the solution is to make sure you have enough open shelving to display these beauties. Consider redesigning your closet so that you have rows of open shelves above the hanging racks in order to display collectible items. Every time you go into your closet, you’ll feel a thrill looking at the things you’ve collected over the years and remembering where you purchased each and every one of the them.

Is There a Place for Accessories?

Wouldn’t it be great to open a drawer and see all of your belts  — or bracelets, or scarves — at a glance? If tons of small accessories are the reason for your clutter, one master closet design element to consider is installing a central closet island to house your undergarments and smaller items.

A closet island also makes excellent place to store makeup and hair accessories, freeing up space and minimizing clutter in the bathroom. With good task lighting, and mirrored cupboards nearby, an island is the right height to stage makeup, transforming  your closet into a practical space to get ready for work and evenings out.

Want to create you dream closet but aren’t sure where to get started? Closet & Storage Concepts can help. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home consultation with one of our design specialists.