Walk-in closets seem to be the place where odds and ends live indefinitely. Before long we have years’ worth of clutter stored away, which can create another problem altogether. A cluttered closet is a nuisance and can create undue stress. Make this the year you tame yours once and for all!
But where to begin? Start with practicality and go from there. No closet door? You don’t necessarily want to expose the contents of your closet to the world —even if tidy — so consider creating some privacy. If you live in a small space, replace traditional closet doors with curtains, hanging screens or even a partition. Your local craft store should do the trick.
Along with privacy, lighting should also be a priority. Are your walls dark? How much natural light can you leverage? If it’s lacking you might consider investing in a floor lamp or wiring the area for greater visibility. After all, nothing’s worse than wearing mismatched socks because you can’t see well.
Once you have the lighting squared away, it’s time to get a handle on organization. Think drawers for folded items, hangers for dresses and skirts, and boxes for odds and ends. Plastic laundry baskets can make for stackable, durable and reliable storage solutions. You might consider a rolling cart to easily move items in and out of your closet.
Think vertically, too — make your closet walls work for you. Mount a pegboard or knobs to hang scarves or jewelry. Hooks can facilitate easy access to favorite items, like robes, jackets and sweaters. Voila! Your closet just got a little roomier.
A clean closet can help you feel more in control of your space. After all, your closet shouldn’t own you! And while organization isn’t our specialty, we can help with other home-related services. See our website for details.