The Best Closet Organization Hacks for 2018
From color-coding your shirts to installing glass closet doors, there are many ways to tidy up and beautify your closet. Here are some great closet organization hacks that will make your life easier and your bedroom prettier.
Start Somewhere, Anywhere
Your bedroom closet is the most personal storage space in your home. It’s where you put your wardrobe, your shoes, your accessories, and other intimate odds and ends. For many of us, it’s a mess.
Unless you’re one of the brave few who lives a minimalist lifestyle, your closet is probably overloaded with stuff—old jackets you haven’t worn in years, shoes you haven’t seen for months, shirts you didn’t know you had.
Managing the chaos can be challenging. How do you keep this little space-within-a-space nice and tidy? Simple. The first step is to start—it doesn’t matter where or how. The key to getting the job done is just to begin.
Select the Right Closet Doors
Custom closet doors come in all shapes and sizes. Which door is right for you depends on the layout of your room, your personal style, and how much stuff you have. Some of the most popular choices include:
- Sliding closet doors save both space and effort by gliding smoothly along the wall instead of swinging outward like accordion doors. That makes it easy to organize your clothes as well as to access everything inside.
- Mirror closet doors are a conventional choice since they serve a double purpose. Instead of having to squeeze both mirrors and closet doors into your bedroom, you get a two-in-one deal. That saves space and enhances the beauty of the room.
- Glass closet doors provide a more modern, stylish take on the traditional sliding closet doors instead of mirrors or plywood. The best part is that you can stack them all to either side or in the middle with our Smart Track system and you can choose the type of glass from a large selection. We even have some that can double as a dry erase board for fun!
Opaque glass doors act more like conventional closets, offering full privacy and separation. Semi-transparent glass, on the other hand, gives the room a cleaner, more spacious feel, which adds a modern and stylish flair to any bedroom.
Organize Your Walk-In Closet
There is no “best way” to organize clothes in a closet. Everyone has a different approach Everyone has different needs. That being said, if you want to keep your things tidy, start with these walk-in closet organization ideas:
- Stow away old winter apparel. There’s no reason those parkas and down jackets should take up valuable closet space after the frost melts and the flowers start to bloom. Stow them away to make room for warmer weather clothes.
- Arrange your shoes. Your shoes need their own home. If you don’t have a built-in shoe organizer, buy one or create your own by using makeshift shelves.
- Color-code and purpose-code your wardrobe. It’s a lot easier to find things when you can sort easily through the colors. If you do have separate areas in your closet, go ahead and put all the jackets in one section, the shirts in another, the pants in another, and so on. Then arrange them by color. That will make everything easy to find!
Do a Summer Clean
Spring cleaning may be a long-held tradition, but, let’s be honest, most of us are too busy enjoying the nice weather to worry about dusting the shelves or throwing out old winter clothes.
Actually, summer may be the best time to get organized. After all, why not ride out the heat in the comfort of an air-conditioned home and get some stuff done while you’re at it?
It doesn’t matter how you clean—whether you dust the shelves, vacuum the carpets, fold your clothes, or do all of the above. The point is that a little clean will make your room more livable and your life more comfortable.
Get Your Summer Clean On!
When you’re done tidying up, come back and check out our blog to get more tips and tricks for making your home safer, cleaner, and more beautiful.