Tips For Organizing Your Closets
Good storage means maximizing space and storing items in an easy-to-access fashion. I would guess that most of us have been overcome by the desire to stuff our closets from floor to ceiling with everything that we don’t have a place for and then pray that no one opens the door. There is hope, however, found in a large number of organizational products that are available to help us capitalize on our minimal closet space.
Begin by making a list of the kind of things you want to keep in the closet. Do you have a lot of shoes? Do you hang your clothes or do you need shelf space for folded clothes like sweaters? Maybe your closet space isn’t for clothes at all, but instead a space where you want to keep old records or files. Whatever it is, you will need to plan accordingly and keep in mind your budget as you work towards creating the ideal closet solution for your soon to be very organized home.
Everything from shoe organizers, to hanger systems, to cubicle dividers are available. These products are effective because they allow you to utilize space that would other wise be left empty. If you were to use a big rubber tub to organize your smaller belongings you would be on the right track, but how much better organized would your small trinkets be if you put them in a big rubber tub that had organizational dividers within it? The key is to maximize the efficiency of the space. Create ways to use open space, while being organized.
If it has been a while since you made a trip to your local home improvement store, you may be surprised at the variety of organizational tools they have available. This has recently become a competitive item between different retailers, and as a result the consumer has been the beneficiary. This competition has led to an increased selection in the style, size, and functionality of organizational products. Some retailers even have closet designers on staff who will help you lay out the shelving and organizational features of your closet. You may want to consult with one of them to ensure that you get the most out of the money that you spend.
If you want a fast route to organizing a closet, purchase a ready-made storage systems. If you like a cabinet-style approach, choose ready-to-assemble (RTA) kits made of melamine or wood-veneered panels. They are connected with a combination of easy-to-install cam studs and locks that fit into pre-bored holes in the panels.
Or, if you prefer something a bit more open, you can select one of the many popular chrome- or vinyl-coated wire systems, which are a snap to install (click here for more information). Yet another alternative is to mix the two types and create your own combination of shelves, drawers, baskets, doors, hanging rods, and slide-out tie and belt racks.
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