With your busy day-to-day home life, you are probably wondering: “How can I optimize my space at home so I can quickly find what I need and get on with my day?”. If you are someone who struggles with staying on top of organization at home, particularly in your closet, look no further. Check out these tips from Closet & Storage Concepts West Berlin on how to maintain an organized closet space.
One of the keys to staying organized is always reevaluating the clothes you have. It’s important to decide if you enjoy wearing them, or if there are some pieces you tend to forget about and leave them at the back of the closet. When organizing your closet, try hanging all your clothes with the hanger in the forward direction. Then, every time you take something off a hanger and wear it when you hang it back up again, spin the hook on the hanger around, essentially hanging it up “backward”. After a month, you can take a glance at your closet and quickly evaluate what you wore and didn’t wear. Anything you wore will have the hook facing you (backward), and anything you didn’t reach for will be facing the closet wall (hung up “normally”).
Don’t Get Rid of Everything!
When evaluating your closet after a month, don’t forget to account for special occasions for seasons or event types. For example, clothing worn in the summer won’t be used in the winter: this doesn’t mean you need to donate it. Similarly, you might not need a certain formal outfit every month. Try to look at your closet in terms of what you would usually wear that season. If you feel like a month isn’t enough to decide what to donate, try waiting two or three months before deciding what to donate. If you see items you normally wear but feel you won’t need for another couple of months, consider putting them in storage for when you think you’ll need them again.
Custom Solutions to Suit You
One of the best ways of staying organized is to build a custom closet space to suit your needs. For example, if you have a lot of clothes that need to be hung, you might consider installing upper and lower rods for a dual-hanging system. If you find you have many small items, consider installing cubbies and using clear storage bins for easy access and visibility. By taking inventory of what you have, our team can better accommodate your needs in your new closet.
Sit back and relax!
Once you’ve decided what you want your custom closet to feature and look like, you can rest assured knowing you are in good hands with Closet & Storage Concepts. Get started today with a free in-home design consultation to measure and plan your space with one of our associates.
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