It seems that no matter how large or the number of your closets, there never seems to be enough space. Even though we can’t all have closets as large and luxurious as the one pictured above, let me share with you some tips on making the most out of your closet space.
1. Keeping Things Organized – Linens
It never fails, you go to prepare for overnight guests and you can never locate the pillow shams that go with your sheet set or vice-versa. The next time you wash your linens, match up your sheets with their coordinating shams. Fold up the sheet and other linens and store them in one of the pillow shams. This way, even if your guest is last minute or unplanned, you’re always prepared and looking like the consummate host! You’re guest will be impressed and you’ll be less stressed.
2. Keeping Thing Organized – Footwear
Have too many shoes, but can’t bear to get rid of a single pair? Make morning shoe selection easy on yourself. Simply store each pair in its own box with a photo of the shoes attached to the outside. This way the shoes not only stay free of dust, but they are easily stacked and kept neat and organized.
The photo box storage works great for typical pairs of shoes; but, what about all those fashionable calf-high boots? Pick up some hangers with clips and then clip each pair of boots to a hanger by attaching the clips in the center of the pair. This will not only help keep your floor clear, but will also keep the calf portion of your boots from prematurely creasing from the tops folding over when they’re sitting on the floor.
3. Baskets Make Everything Easier
Simple and clean baskets make great organizational tools. They’re easy to label, with either stickers or butterfly clips, and they’re easy to transport. Baskets are great for quantities of smaller items that are typically difficult to wrangle, like socks or towels. Baskets are also an easy way to allow you to distribute items when in use. It’s much easier to grab a basket of table linens when you’re ready to set a table for guests.
4. Utilize All Available Spaces
When space is at a premium, you’ve got to utilize every available inch of space. Using storage baskets mounted to the inside of cabinet doors will help increase your space and put regularly used items right at your fingertips.
Mounting towel bars, or even small curtain rods, will allow you to easily store longer items that may require hanging. Large tablecloths or easily wrinkled/creased draperies will benefit from being hung over the rods. The rods can be mounted on the inside of a closet or cabinet door. On most hall closets, there is ample space between the back of the closed door and the hanging rod to accommodate your new rods. Get creative with your spaces and maximize your storage.
5. If All Else Fails, Use a Manufactured System
If you run out of organizational ideas for your closets or you can’t come up with anything at all, you can always purchase a closet organization system. An organizational system will typically cost you more money than the other tips we have given you, but some people may be interested in someone else’s created solution. A great option is the Container Store’s Elfa System.
The next time you find yourself complaining about a lack of storage in your spaces, try some of these tips to get organized and make the most of your closet space today!
April 2, 2012 | Filed under Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Clutter, Decorating Tips, Expert Advice, General Information, Kitchens, Projects and tagged with Aesthete Designs, Brownsburg Interior Design, Design, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Interior Design, Interior Decorating, Interior Decorator, Interior Design, Interior Designer.
Aesthete Designs is an interior design firm providing interior design and interior decoration services to residential and light commercial clients in the Indianapolis metro area, including the following communities:
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J.D. is a great asset to any residential design project! During the initial stages of the project, he not only helped us select final finishes; but, even voiced concerns and made recommendations regarding quality control issues from some of the other vendors. When you work with him, you really feel like you’re working with a professional who is truly knowledgeable in his field and who always has his client’s best interests in mind. He is punctual, responsive and very respectful of our schedules; even attending meetings at atypical times in order to accommodate our desire to spend time with our children in the evenings. His customer service is supreme and he truly goes above and beyond to ensure his customers are satisfied. I don’t think there are too many interior designers who would help a client hang outdoor accessories until late in the evening! We’ve had some less than stellar experiences with interior designers in the past and Aesthete Designs has really restored our faith in the process. They’re fair and equitable when dealing with clients and we’ve enjoyed the experience so much, we’re utilizing them for additional projects throughout our home.
— Scott G., Zionsville, IN