4 Organization and Storage Tips from Expert Closet Organizers
1. A system for your closet and your lifestyle
You might be tempted to buy factory-made, removable closet organizers -- don't do it! Every closet space is different, and closet organizers that are not custom built for your space don’t make the best use of the limited room that you have. These closet organizers also might not have enough space for all your hung items or may be the wrong size shelves. A personalized closet organizer system isn’t just customized to fit your space, but also to correspond to the type of clothes you wear.
2. When it comes to your wardrobe, remember: Rotation, rotation, rotation!
Even the wisest closet organizers run into this problem - there are just too many clothes in the closet! Our expert closet organizers know how hard it is to throw away that one special dress or the memories that go with a certain suit and tie, but if you haven’t worn it in years, you probably won’t wear it. Place colored tags on each item in your wardrobe and as you wear each item through the year, take off the tag. By the end of the year, you’ll be surprised how many items you didn’t wear. Throw them out or give them away!
3. Shelves and stacking
When choosing shelves for your closet, both width and height are very important. Shelves that are too shallow make sweater-stacking and other itemized organization messy and difficult. Shelves that are too deep will waste valuable space in your closet. To prevent clothes from being over-stacked and falling on you, our closet organizers recommend that you keep the vertical distance relatively small.
4. Space efficiency
Closet organizers often find that the biggest barrier to closet organization is a lack of space. Use higher shelving to take advantage of vertical space, and use half-height hanger rods for shorter jackets and dresses to minimize wasted space.