Closet Mistakes to Avoid in the New Year
How long does it take you to get ready each day? If you’d rather spend time lingering over your morning coffee than searching your closet for a suitable outfit, it might be time to rethink your organizational system. A carefully laid out closet can help you find what you need quickly. Moreover, when there’s a place for everything, you don’t have to worry about items going missing or getting damaged. At Closet World, we’re passionate about helping families create custom closets to suit their needs. Here are some of our top closet organizing tips for the New Year:
Stowing Clothing From Other Seasons
Are you still storing tank tops and shorts in your closet? Now that the weather has changed, the contents of your closet should be adjusted accordingly. Rather than keeping your summer wardrobe on display year-round, consider transferring out-of-season attire to a different part of the home, such as a guest room closet or the attic. Doing this will give you more space to showcase the clothes you’re wearing every day and reduce the time you spend searching for items. As a bonus, when you transfer the summer clothes back into the closet in April or May, you’ll have the pleasure of discovering your favorite pieces anew.
Storing Non-Wardrobe Items
If you’re cleaning your home in a hurry, it’s easy to toss a few random boxes or items in your closet. Unfortunately, these misplaced pieces tend to stay there a lot longer than you intended. If you want to improve your closet organizing skills for the New Year, make an effort to remove improperly stored items like Halloween costumes, kids’ toys, and school or work supplies. Doing this saves space and helps turn your walk-in into a tranquil space where you’ll long to visit each day. While you’re at it, be sure to remove that bag of clothing that’s been destined for the thrift shop for the last few months!
Neglecting Shoe Storage
Just because they go on your feet doesn’t mean they don’t deserve pride of place in your closet. If you want a well-organized closet that’s also attractive, be sure to designate space for shoe storage. We recommend professionally designed custom shoe shelves so that you can show off your favorite pairs. However, if there isn’t room, consider a shoe rack that hangs over the back of the closet door. These are great for stowing ballet shoes, flip flops, and slippers that don’t take up much space. You can also pick up some plastic tubs for out-of-season footwear and stow them under the bed.
Trust Closet World With Your Closet Organizing Needs
Form and function go hand in hand at Closet World, where we design our closets to maximize storage space in your home. Our goal is to create serene spaces that fill you with a sense of tranquility and order the moment you walk inside. Browse our brochure online and then contact our closet organizing pros to set up an appointment. We look forward to helping you get your home into shape for 2021.