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3 Easy Ways To Reorganize A Cluttered Closet

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The closets in our home often become dumping grounds for everything from clothes to accessories to miscellaneous items that we just can’t find another spot for. As we get tied up with the things that keep us busy from day to day, keeping closets organized ends up pretty low on most people’s to-do list. It’s so easy to just toss things in there and forget them, but eventually, the clutter can create a problem in the form of a messy closet that’s difficult to actually find anything in.

There are many benefits to decluttering your closet. You will be able to easily see and access the things you need, get back to basics by getting rid of things you don’t use, and know that everything has a place. And by cleaning out and reorganizing your closet, you’ll be prepared to seamlessly incorporate a custom closet organizing system that will inspire you to keep it neat and tidy all the time.

Here are some tips to guide you through your closet makeover.

Separate Clothing By Function Or Occasion

Grouping things together in specific categories can help you stay organized. For example, you can hang all of your button-down shirts together or make a section for summer dresses. This can help you take inventory of how many things you have in each category and what you need more of or already have enough of. Separating your clothing according to the season is also a great way to keep your wardrobe organized and easy to rotate throughout the year.

For all of your non-clothing items, decide if your closet is really the best place to keep it or if it would make sense to put in another storage area. Then group similar things together in the same spot, based on what you use them for.

Donate What You Don’t Need

When your closet becomes too much of a cluttered mess, take the opportunity to do a full audit of everything inside. You’ll want to go through all of the items to decide what you no longer need. There is no point in keeping things you don’t like or wear because they’re just taking up space in your closet.

It can be hard letting go of things, but ask yourself several questions: Is this still in style? Will I actually wear/use this? If this item was gone from my closet, would I truly miss it?

Once you have your clothes and other things separated into things you want to keep and things you want to get rid of, gather up the giveaways and drop them off at a local charity or donation center. Your donations will contribute to a good cause and help those in need.

Utilize Custom Organization Solutions

When it comes to organizing your closet, it can be so helpful to have a built-in system that includes hanging racks, drawers and shelving. This takes away the guesswork of where things will fit best and makes it easy for you to keep your closet tidy. What’s more, you can create a highly customized space adding signature elements such as handbag display sections or sturdy accessory storage hardware.

Get in touch with our team at Closet & Storage Concepts Northern New Jersey. We can’t wait to work with you to design your own unique custom closet!  

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