Making Your Clothes Closet Usable

by Nilsa Cleland
(last updated August 2, 2012)

Evaluate what is living in your closet. Determine the potential use of the clothes stored in your closet. How likely are you to use the garments hanging in there? Avoid spending time re-pressing clothes due to cramped quarters when your clothes will not be used in the future. Maximize your usable clothes closet space.

  • Cramped closets can be avoided by creating a spring-cleaning environment. Create a working area in your room where you can lay clothes—perhaps on the bed. Now start pulling out clothes and laying them out in piles. Create a keep pile, a throwaway pile, and a "maybe" pile. As you pull clothes out of your closet place your garments in the appropriate pile. Discard old clothes. Fold clothes that can be placed in drawers instead of your closet.
  • Place shoes and purses inside your closet that coordinate with your clothes. Finding clothes ensembles will be simpler when shoes and accessories are all together.
  • Install shelves in your closet. Space can be condensed with the appropriate height for storing your clothes. Closet shelves can range from inexpensive to very expensive. Consider your needs, budget, and then head out to your favorite home improvement store.
  • Shoe storage units are available online or in stores. A variety of shoe holding units are available to accommodate the many closet sizes. The multi-level units can provide space for many pairs of shoes. The units also allow you to maximize space in your closet.
  • Hanging tie storage hangers inside closet doors can help you keep your ties wrinkle-free and available for use.
  • As you look inside your closet how much extra space do you see? Can you use more rods to divide your closet space? Install extra rods to accommodate more clothes within your closet.
  • Keep extra hangers in a different closet or location. Keep one or two extra hangers. Hangers take up space you may not have.
  • Do you have a wall in your room that you are not using? Place a multi-drawer bureau near your clothes closet to make it easier to coordinate your attire. The proximity of the units allows you to remember to check other areas that you store your clothes.
  • There are numerous styles of multi-shirt or blouse hangers that can be used to hang your garments. The hangers usually hang shirts or blouses in a vertical fashion providing you with the most out of your closet space.

Creativity and perseverance is the key to obtaining the most of your room area. Maintaining a good handle on closet space can go miles into the time saved in clothes maintenance. Saving work time provides you with more off time to enjoy things that life has to offer.

Author Bio

Nilsa Cleland

Nilsa is currently working on her first novel. She is author of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, and poems of which one has been published in a book of poetry. She and her husband reside in the foothills of one of Colorado's most beautiful mountains. ...

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