Most closets suffer from a serious clutter and crowding problem. Particularly if your available storage space is limited, it can be very easy to end up with a messy closet filled with disorganized clutter, which makes it very difficult to find the right outfit or pair of shoes. Closet space can easily become crowded and difficult to manage, and without a determined effort to downsize, organize, and structure your closet for long-term convenience, your closet can easily become the eyesore of your bedroom.
Fortunately, there are a few easy tips you can follow to help get rid of closet clutter, organize your closet space smartly, and wind up with a far more usable and user-friendly clothing and shoe storage solution. Here are a few hints.
- Invest in some new closet doors. Those old mirrored doors scream “out of style,” and they’re probably also distorted like circus mirrors by now. Update your room’s style and appearance instantly with new closet doors.
- Invest in well-planned, high quality shelving units. Most of us throw things into our closet haphazardly because we lack a well designed place to put them. Once you’ve provided a place for everything, it will be vastly easier to store everything in its place.
- If you have more than three or four pairs of shoes, invest in a smart shoe storage solution. It can be a cubby-type shelving unit, assembly-type modular storage unit, or even a canvas shoe caddy that hangs from the door. It’s a significant help to your closet’s organization and appearance to get your shoes up off of the closet floor.
- Sell or donate all the things you haven’t used in more than a year. You’re rightly hesitant to throw out off-season items (ie, don’t donate your winter coat just because it’s hot outside), but you should resist the temptation to keep clothing just because you “might” wear it again next winter, “skinny jeans” included.