If your closet is a mess, then it may be time to invest in a home closet organizer. There are a variety of different types of closet organizers available so you can design a system that fits your specific needs. If you have a walk-in closet, then a walk-in closet system can take your closet from cluttered to neatly organized. Let’s look at some of the best tips for getting the most out of your closet system.
Item Placement in your Home Closet Organizer
The key to highly optimized organization is to layout the items in your home closet organizer in a way that makes them easily accessible. You’ll want to think about the items that you use the most often and position those items at eye level. By doing this, you will be able to immediately see the items as soon you open the closet and grab them quickly without bending or reaching. If your closet is mostly clothes, this can be as easy as using the existing closet rod. Shelves can be added to allow space for non-clothing items to be placed at eye level.
If you have difficulty bending down, then lesser used items can be stored above eye level and your least used items put below eye level. This will allow for the extra space that putting cubbies or bins at the bottom of your closet will allow for, while also limiting the amount that you’ll have to bend down there to get them. Of course, if you are short, or have no problem bending down, then it might make more sense to put the lesser used items above eye-level.
Keeping Things Tidy
A home closet organizer won’t serve much purpose if the end results are just as messy and untidy as it was before you put in the home closet system. Let’s take a look at some of the ways to keep things tidy and keep full advantage of your new organizer.
Shelf Dividers – These might not seem very useful at first glance. But they can serve a purpose beyond simply allowing for different sections of the closet to be used for different things. If you have a lot of folded clothes that you’d like to store on shelves, these dividers provide an excellent extra wall to put them against so they stay nice and tidy when stacked.
Hamper Storage – Keeping a hamper in your closet is a great way reduce space elsewhere in the house. Not only will this keep the hamper out of your living space, but closet organizers have great features like pull-out or tilt-out hampers that can make them even less intrusive than they would be as a freestanding item elsewhere in the house.
Hanging Rods – By taking into account your shortest clothing, you may be able to fit another hanging rod below a first one. Putting the shortest clothes on the top rod will allow you to place the second rod as high as possible so things are easily accessed and space is maximized. This may also help aid you in keeping clothes organized by type, which will aid in giving the closet a less cluttered appearance.
Shoe Storage – In addition to the over the door storage mentioned above, there are some other good ideas for keeping your shoes organized while taking up as little space as possible. Several shoe-height shelves can be packed tightly into the closet to store your shoe collection with a minimal amount of space. If you are less short on space and want your shoes to be a more visible part of the closet, angled shoe shelves may be the perfect addition to your closet organizer.
Shelving – Shelves can be a great way to keep store folded items. Not only do the walls of the shelves help keep the stacks of folded clothing from falling over, but you can divide the storage space to keep you organized. Whether you place clothes on the shelves by color, by occasion, by material, or by some other method, you’ll always be able to quickly find exactly what you are looking for.
For more information on how a home closet organizer or walk-in closet system can make your life easier, feel free to contact us. If you live in the Philadelphia area or the surrounding areas in Sputh Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, Bella Systems Philly can design and install a system that matches your needs and exceeds your expectations.