A closet can be a messy place. When you're getting dressed in a hurry, clothes, belts, and shoes can end up getting thrown haphazardly on the floor. This can create a problem the next time you go to get dressed because it's difficult to know where anything is! An organized closet, on the other hand, can make it easy to get to your clothes and accessories and to put them back when you're done. Here are 5 closet storage tips you should know.
1. Hang the Second Bar
You can maximize your vertical space by hanging a second bar below your current one. If you're handy with tools, you can install a permanent one, but if you want more flexibility, you can buy a bar that attaches to your current bar and can be easily removed. Hang your shirts, blouses, and sweaters on the top bar and your pants on the lower bar.
2. Use Your Wall Space Strategically
Don't leave your wall space bare. Instead, make the most of it by installing a towel bar and using it to hang scarves, neckties, and other accessories. You can vertically place one, two, or three depending on how much space you have on the wall.
3. Use Dividers for Your Top Shelf
The top shelf of a closet can be the most disorganized space. It's easy to toss a few things up there -- especially if you're on the short side -- without putting them up neatly. Instead of letting your closet shelf become a catch-all, use dividers to keep stacks of items separate from each other. They also help prevent piles of clothes from falling over, so your stack of neatly folded sweaters will stay neatly folded.
4. Store Bulky Items in Hanging Shoe Racks
Hanging shoe racks that have a compartment for several pairs of shoes often don't fit shoes very well, especially when the rack is made of fabric or canvas. Very large shoes like boots almost never fit, making the rack obsolete for this purpose. However, don't toss yours just yet. Instead, use it to store bulky items like thick scarves, ponchos, heavy sweaters, and other odd items that would take up too much space on a hanger.
5. Consider a Custom Closet
If your closet space just isn't staying organized despite your best efforts, it may be time to consider a custom closet. A custom closet is designed specifically for your needs, so there's a place for everything. When you have a custom closet, there's no need to try to DIY yourself more space and organization -- the spots you need for shoes, sweaters, purses, scarves, coats, pants, and more all have their own space already built-in. Space is maximized with a custom closet, so every inch that is available is used for a purpose.
Few things are as relieving as a well-organized closet that stays organized because everything has a place to go. Whether you use simple ideas to increase your closet's storage capabilities or you take your space to the next level with a custom closet, you'll love having an easy-to-use space for clothing and accessories.