3 Ways to Make Your Closet Work for You

closet-systemsYour closet give you a headache with the crazy amount of clutter? No fear! Check out some of these great closet lifehacks to help you get some space and some sanity! From trendy space-saving tips to incredible closet systems, let’s explore how you can make your closet work for you.

Time to Toss

Before you worry about complicated closet systems, buying fifty bins for your socks, or stacking shelves from floor to ceiling for your shoes, take a moment and truly assess what you own. Most of us can easily toss about a quarter of everything that we own. This includes anything that you haven’t worn in twelve months, clothes that don’t fit, broken knick-knacks, and probably about half of your accessories. Need some help getting rid of your extra stuff? Check out the KonMari method of organization book by Marie Kondo or hire a professional organizer.

Make Some Space

Now that you have tossed and donated bags of unused items, you can truly assess how to make more space for what you do use. There are many professional closet saving systems available, or you can speak with a professional designer about creating a customized system for you. The benefits of a customized system mean that you can have all the luxurious added bells and whistles designed by an expert who truly knows how to create a closet space that matches your unique personal taste.

For the do-it-yourself organizer, assess where you can add extra rods for hanging clothes, shelving, and drawers. Don’t forget to look at the space behind your door for extra hanging space.

Lighting and Mirrors

Believe it or not, you can create the illusion of more space and add functionality to your closet by adding the right lighting and mirrors. A long mirror can be useful for changing or find space for smaller staggered mirrors for an eclectic look. A professional designer can help place ambient lighting that opens up space and makes a closet more of a sanctuary. The additional lighting adds a little practicality and even safety for reaching those items a little out of reach at night.

Follow these great closet lifehacks to make the most of your closet space. Enjoy the freedom that less clutter brings!

 

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