10 Simple Rules for Organizing Closets of all Sizes.
Follow these simple steps to create a space where things are easy to see, easy to reach and easy to wear! Whether you have a reach-in closet or a walk-in closet, the closet and storage specialists at Space Age Shelving Burlington are ready to dive-in and help you get organized. Talk to us! We’re full of bright ideas.
- Divide your clothes into groups: Short (blouses and skirts), Outfits (suits, etc.), Long (dresses).
- Now that they’re grouped and for easy match-ups, file by colour – light to dark, then again by sleeve length and casual versus dressy.
- Hang everyday items on space-saving, non-slip velvet hangers. Use heavy, shaped hangers for suits and jackets to protect shoulder shape. Make sure all clothing and hangers face the same direction.
- Separate your suits and outfit pieces. This allows you to see more coordinating combinations.
- Fold sweaters (to maintain shape), t-shirts and jeans, and store them on open shelves in a shelf tower where they can be seen. If you can’t see them, you can’t wear them.
- Fit more shoes on each shelf by alternating the toe-heel direction. Sort shoes by height and adjust the shelves accordingly.
- For men’s dress shoes, invest in shoe trees. Shoe trees extend the life of your shoes by holding their shape (and cedar shoe trees help eliminate odour).
- Label out-of-season storage containers to ensure you find items easily between seasons.
- Keep a bag or basket in your closet for when you find items that don’t look good or no longer fit. When the basket is full, take it to a donation centre.
- Remember to organize your scarves, belts, and jewellery too. There are lots of clever accessories in chrome and acrylic.