Closet Storage Ideas and Solutions

Closet Storage Ideas and Solutions

If all of your wonderful and stylish clothes are just buried in your overcrowded closet, then it might be time to give your it a makeover. An organised wardrobe might come in handy when you’re late for work and can’t find your favourite blazer that will make your outfit for the day just perfect. In just a few simple steps, you can organise your wardrobe or armoire and maximise the storage space. Afterwards, you’ll have your trendy outfits at your fingertips.

First comes decluttering

Before organising your wardrobe and introducing more storage solutions, you should take some time to declutter them. The truth is that there are probably piles of just-in-case clothes that you haven’t wore in a while, and you won’t start any time soon. No matter how difficult it is, you should say goodbye to your favourite jeans that are completely worn-out.

An efficient way to declutter your wardrobe is to divide your clothes into three piles: to keep, to give and to throw away. Once you’ve finished sorting out your clothes, you shouldn’t postpone giving or throwing them away because you might give in to the temptation to keep them.

Zoning out

Once you’ve finished decluttering your wardrobe, you should think of a system for storing your clothes. A simple yet efficient solution is dividing your closet into different zones that will make finding your clothes much easier. For example, you can organise your wardrobe by colour. This way, you’ll be able to plan a stunning monochromatic outfit in less than a minute.

You can also organise your wardrobe by the type of clothes – a shelf for T-shirts, another one for trousers, etc. Is packing for a trip a nightmare for you? To make things easier, you can plan a travel wardrobe and set aside clothes that you usually wear when you travel. It’s important that you find a system that works for you and will enable you to keep your wardrobe organised and tidy.

Maximising the space

If your wardrobe has a lot of unused space, then why not make use of it? For example, if your armoire or wardrobe is narrow but stretches all the way up to the ceiling, then you should take advantage of the vertical space. You can introduce top shelves for storing your bags or winter clothes that you won’t need for moths. To keep those top shelves organised, you can use dividers to keep your clothes separate and organised. In addition, you won’t have to worry about piles toppling over.

On another hand, if your closet has a lot of space on the sides, don’t you dare leave it empty. You can use shelf brackets to add more hanging space to your closet. All you need to do is flip them over, hang them on the sides and then use them for organising your jeans, scarves or other items. Hooks are another great solution that can maximise your storage space. You can use them for your purses, scarves or stylish accessories.

The wise use of storage units

Having a range of different storage units can help you organise your wardrobe as long as you know how to use them. They need to meet your different needs and help you maximise storage. You should use hangers for dresses and suits, shelves and drawers for folded clothes and boxes for other items, such as clothes you don’t currently wear. For example, instead of hanging jeans, you can fold them, place them on a shelf and save a lot of space.

Thinking outside the box

Sometimes there’s simply nothing you can do with your wardrobe or armoire to maximise their storage space. In such a case, it’s time to think outside the box and use the space in your room wisely. If you have a lot of clothes and not enough room in your wardrobe, you can introduce additional storage solutions. For example, you can use stylish wicker baskets for your socks and free the drawers for other clothes. Another great solution is placing a closet rod on an empty wall and incorporating internal bi-fold doors to keep that area private. This way, you’ll use the empty space in your room and create a private area for storing your clothes without disturbing the general design of the room.

Since closets are often used for storing all kinds of items, keeping them organised and tidy will make finding your clothes much easier. In addition, you’ll be able to display your trendy clothes and bring an atmosphere of organisation into your room.

About the Author

Lana Hawkins is an architecture student and the editor-in-chief at Smooth Decorator. She enjoys writing about interior decoration and landscaping. Lana is interested in sustainability and green building, and that’s where she gets most of her inspiration.

 

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