Closet Remodel & Organization - In Your Room

Closet Remodel & Organization: In Your Room by Joseph Renteria

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If you’re anything like me, being organized is a must. In the office or at home, everything belongs in its place. So when it comes to storage solutions, no two closets are created equal. Each closet in your home should fit your needs. But, before you start tearing down walls or adding shelves, you must determine how much space you really need.

First, begin by removing all the clutter from your closet and separating each item into categories. You may want to clear a space in your room or simply use your bed as a staging area for the piles of stuff you’re about to find. Most importantly, bring in a box for items and wardrobe you no longer fancy. This will be your donation box. For items you may want to store or sell at a garage sale, use a clear plastic storage bin with lid so you can find things easier later on. To make it simple, your piles should be labeled “keep”, “toss”, and “donate”.

Next, take all the hangers in your closet and keep only the ones that match and are worth keeping. Wire hangers should be recycled or taken back to your local dry cleaner where they can be reused. If it’s in your budget, I suggest buying new matching hangers that will compliment your closet color and theme. Then, clean your closet. Wipe down the shelves and walls. Mop or vacuum the floor.

After you've decided what you need to store in your closet, create a design that gives you the space you want. Measure your closet and jot down the dimensions. Take a look at the items you plan to place back into the closet and list what they are. Also, make sure to measure the largest items you plan to put back into the closet and write those numbers down too. This will save you the headache of finding out later it won’t fit. Consider your storage options for your closet design and begin by adding shelves, drawers, and lighting to make things accessible and easy to find.

Although you may see some really great shelving and drawer systems at your local home store, often times you will find that they are not the right dimensions or color and the spacing doesn’t actually fit the type of items you want to store in your closet. Many homeowners will agree that having a professionally installed closet system saves you time and adds value to your home. The added benefit of working with a professional interior designer not only offers an attractive design that is functional but guarantees the job is done right and matches the beauty of your home while making for an organized life.

Once your closet is finished and fits your needs, you will find that you will have an easier time getting ready in the morning, feel less stressed now that all the clutter is gone, feel more organized and even find yourself having more space. Who knows you might even find yourself wanting to move into your closet.

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