A Guide To Closet Storage
Makeover TV shows and home decor catalogs often give us the impression that it's easy to achieve a clean, clutter-free closet. In the real world, however, creating an organized closet can be a challenge. Bedroom closets are meant to hold clothes, but they often become the default storage space for things you can't find put anywhere else: toys, craft supplies, winter coats, seasonal decorations and more. Excess clutter can make straightening up the closet seem like an impossible task. But with the right tools and a little creativity, it's possible to transform a cluttered closet into an organized space where you can find what you need fast.
Creating An Organized Closet
Take advantage of extra space on closet rods with hanging organizers. Available in a wide variety of sizes, patterns and configurations, these handy pieces easily accommodate shoes, sweaters, accessories, purses, linens, and more. There are even hanging organizers designed specifically for jewelry. Small, clear pockets keep pieces from getting tangled and make it easy to find what you want. Many styles are double-sided, offering one side for her earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, and another for his rings, tie clips, and cufflinks.
Make The Most Of Your
The one thing that most closets have in common is the closet rod. It often stretches the entire width of the closet to provide a place to put hangers. A lot of closet disorganization starts at the rod. Before you purchase any new organizers, take a look at your hangers. If the diameter of the rod is too large to allow the hangers to move freely, you may need to use a different kind of hanger. For a consistent look in your closet, pick up several sets of matching slim hangers. Their space-saving design maximizes your closet space while the soft nonslip padding secures shirts, folded pants, dresses and even delicate tank tops.
Open The Door To Organization
The closet door is an often-overlooked bit of space that you can transform into a storage solution easily and inexpensively. Organizers for shoes, purses, hats, and jewelry create space for disorderly fashion accessories. Try adding a pegboard painted to match your room's decor for a versatile storage rack that can be quickly adjusted and offers endless versatility. For extra fun, use decorated plant hooks to hold some of your larger items.
Think Outside The Closet
Sometimes the best ideas for closet organization are ones designed for other rooms of your home. An adjustable metal organizer created to hold cookbooks and pantry items in the kitchen can become a handy closet divider for sweaters, shoes, hats, and folded T-shirts. Colorful plastic storage bins once used for kids' toys can hide almost anything on closet shelves and keep them neat and orderly at the same time.
With the right storage and a little creativity, you can turn your closet into a functional, organized space instead of a cluttered catchall. The Lakeside Collection offers a variety of affordable closet storage products including bins, valets, accessory organizers, hangers and more to help you design the closet of your dreams.