CLOSET ORGANIZING TIPS FOR YOU

Organizing a closet can be a personal endeavor, which is why most people prefer to do it themselves. Only you really know what you will use the most and how accessible you would like for it to be when you decide to use it. It can be hard to decide, with so many options swirling around your mind. Here are a few tips and tricks that you may find useful when deciding how to organize your closet. You don't have to have a lot of money to get started, just use your imagination and you'll be on your way.

Designing your own system can be intimidating, so try to take it one step at a time. Write down all of your ideas, you can always mark things off of the list later. As you go, determine which ideas are really practical. You may decide to add on at a later date.

Many people find drawers in the closet useful while others don't like that they have to dig for what they need. Think about the different ways that you can store smaller items before you decide on drawers. Ties, underwear, belts, jewelry, and other accessories probably need to be stored in the closet. If you use drawers, keep them shallow and divided.

You could consider doubling your hanging bars by moving the existing bar upwards. Another bar underneath can add valuable hanging space. If you don't hang much, consider building a locker style compartment for hanging coats, dresses and suits on either side of the closet. The center can be reserved for shelves, drawers, and bins. It's all about deciding how the space can be best used.

Shelves are great for storing large items. They are also perfect for holding baskets of smaller items. You can stack t-shirts, shorts and pajamas on shelves and eliminate the need for a separate dresser in your room. If you have a lot of shoes, you can box them and store them on the shelves as well. Take inventory of your belongings, determine the best way to store them, and then calculate how much space you will need for your items.

Make sure that your shelving and bars are all anchored into studs. When everything is secure, you can start putting your things away. The things that you use most should be easily accessible. Use high quality clothes hangers to keep your wardrobe nice and neat. You don't want to worry about your clothing ending up on the floor after all your hard work. A wood hanger or coat hanger should be used for suits and coats to avoid damage at the shoulder. If you use hangers that are designed for a specific use, you'll protect your clothes from damage and save space in your closet, too.