3 BIG CLOSET REORGANIZATION MISTAKES YOU’RE PROBABLY MAKINGJuly 29, 2017
De-cluttering your home is a good feeling, but are you remembering to give your reach-in closets and walk-in closets some attention? If you’re working on getting your closets organized, now’s the time to learn about the three biggest closet organization mistakes. Overcome these mistakes and you’ll be on your way to a more organized home!
WASTED CLOSET FLOOR SPACE
Many people are good about utilizing hanging rods and shelves in their closet, but the floor space gets wasted. If you currently have a pile of shoes taking up a lot of floor space, install a shoe rack to take advantage of the vertical space between the floor and the clothes hanging up. You might also install shelves or cubbies that extend from the floor to the hanging rod to give you more space for organizing anything you need to store in the close.
In the end, the goal is to find a happy medium so you’re not wasting floor space, but you’re still able to access shoes and other items that belong on the floor.
STORING ITEMS WITHOUT ORGANIZING THEM
When you’re in a hurry, it’s easy to throw items in the closet without paying any mind to where they end up. Your mindset might be, “As long as I can close the closet door and hide what I shove inside, everything’s fine.”
The problem with this mentality comes when you need to retrieve something from the closet. When similar items aren’t stored together, it can take much longer to find what you’re looking for. Plus, storing things haphazardly is a poor use of closet storage space.
Take the time to sort items in your closet. Fold clothing, stack shoes on shelves, and invest in bins to keep odds and ends organized. The results will include a nicer looking closet, more space to store things and an easier time finding the things you need.
NOT REORGANIZING YOUR CLOSET OFTEN ENOUGH
Maybe you feel motivated now, but what about in a few months? It’s important to reorganize your closet with the changing seasons. Failure to keep up with closet organization as the seasons change could result in attempting to store everything there all year round. A cram-packed closet isn’t conducive to a well-organized space.
After considering these common closet organization mistakes, you might be interested in learning more about home organization. If so, then come explore our free guide on 7 misconceptions about DIY organization systems.