As fall and cooler temperatures get closer, so does the perfect time to organize and rejuvenate even the smallest spaces of your home – your closets. You’re going to want to have those sweaters and long sleeve tops up front and ready to wear, so check out this blog for some helpful tips to get you started!
The hardest, but most effective part of organizing any space is getting rid of unnecessary items. Think in your mother’s voice and ask yourself: Have I worn that in the last year? Do I know for sure that it still fits? If your answers are no, create a donation box and give your gently used items to charity. Once you take stock of what you have to work with, you can begin your organizational journey.
To organize your closet, you have to understand the space you’re working with. Sort items according to season. Don’t be afraid to box up summer clothes at the beginning of winter and store them elsewhere. You won’t miss those perfect printed shorts in the middle of January, believe us. Be sure to seal those boxes or storage tubs tightly to keep their contents in mint condition.
Don’t Forget to Accessorize
Find products that work for your closet. Corner shelves, tie racks and jewelry trays are only a few accessories that Dannenmueller Blinds, Shutters, and Closets can install for your convenience. These options increase your storage choices in even the most limited square footage and give the space a pleasing look.
Give Yourself Some Space
Next, evaluate where you need more space – is it the messy floor or a crowded vertical bar?
If your floor space is the issue, additional shelving or a ClosetMaid Stackable Horizontal Organizer are both effective and inexpensive solutions. And Dannenmueller is a ClosetMaid authorized dealer!
If your closet is tight on hanging space, we have a great tip for you! Slide aluminum can tabs to the base of your hanger necks, and then place additional hangers through the other ends of the tabs. This will double or even triple the space on your hanging bar!
Embrace your Inner OCD
Decide on the system that works best for you when hanging your clothes. Is it easier for you to find items based on color? If so, color-code the space to the last hue.
Or hang items by category instead, i.e. sleeveless tops, then short-sleeved tops, then long-sleeved tops. If you’re afraid you will forget where individual items go, try leaving the hangers in place when you wear and wash the clothing, so you won’t lose track.
Once your closet is organized to your satisfaction, keep that tidiness going through fall and winter!
As owner Steve Dannenmueller says, “When everything has its place, it makes your life a lot less stressful.”
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