Storage Organizer Science
When it comes to choosing storage organizers to efficiently sort and fit all the clothes in your closet, closet design can be more of a science than you might think. The closet designers at California Closets Baltimore have a few tips for you when picking out storage organizers. Exact measurements are extremely important if you would like to maximize your space and take care of your belonging. Will your closet measure up?
Shelf Width and Depth
Storage organizers can’t just store your clothes. They need to use every inch of space in your closet. To minimize unused space, each shelf in your storage organizers should be 12 inches wide and 14 inches deep. This is the width and depth of a folded sweater. Longer shelves should be in multiples of 12: a 36 inch shelf would hold three stacks of sweaters, for example.
The shelves of storage organizers should be no more than eight to ten inches tall. This may not seem like much, but any more would encourage high stacking, which in turn leads to piles of sweaters of t-shirts falling on you as you try to pull one out of the middle of the pile. Eight to ten inches should fit about 3 sweaters in a pile in your storage organizers.
Eye Level Height
Make sure that your storage organizers have compartments separated into eye level, ground level, and tall levels. This can allow you to put your most frequently used items at eye level in your storage organizer. Less frequently used items and seasonal items can be placed in the lower or higher spots.
If your storage organizers will allow it, shoot for a minimum of 24 inches (two feet) of depth for hanging items. This will prevent suit jackets, dresses and pants from hitting the back wall. Prolonged rubbing against the wall could damage your clothing.
California Closets Storage Organizers Expertise
Take advantage of the knowledge and experience of our custom storage designers. Schedule a free in-home design consultation online or come in and visit our showroom in Baltimore to learn more about how California Closets can transform your bedroom closet, garage storage system, home office and more.