3 SIMPLE WAYS TO ENSURE YOU’RE MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR REACH-IN CLOSETJuly 29, 2017
A walk-in closet may be the ultimate fantasy for many, because its ample storage space makes getting dressed a breeze. If you have a reach-in closet, you may struggle to find what you need in the morning or wonder what you can do to make the most of your limited closet space. Try these 3 simple tricks to maximize your closet’s effectiveness and get the most out of closet space.
1. CUSTOMIZE YOUR CLOSET
Are you getting by with the default closet rod? Switch things out to make your closet work for you.
Install adjustable shelves, which expand or collapse to accommodate your seasonal garments and allow you to add to the closet as your wardrobe grows. Replace the default closet rod with a tiered rod system, so you can hang more clothing. Jewelry trays and built-in drawers utilize the top and bottom of the closet, eliminating wasted space.
2. DEVELOP (AND STICK WITH) AN ORGANIZING SCHEME
When your closet is readily organized, you will save time in the morning (yes, even with a reach-in closet). This type of closet keeps everything just an arm’s reach away, so you can reach in, grab what you need, and get to work faster.
After you use clothing, put it back in its proper place. This way, everything stays where it should be so you don’t have to waste time searching for something.
When you can see where everything is stored and easily grab what you need, you will be less jealous of those with walk-in closets and happy with your closet’s flow.
3. TOSS WHAT YOU NO LONGER USE
People only wear 20% of their clothing 80% of the time. The rest comes out for a special occasion or is never worn at all. As you organize the closet, take the opportunity to discard things you no longer wear. Donate them to charity or (if items are in good clothing) take them to a consignment shop to earn a little extra cash. The space you gain by shedding unwanted clothing can then accommodate more trays and shelves.
Today’s homebuyer wants storage space, and reach-in closets are a valued way to save on space. Adding custom elements increases the closet’s utility and your home value, two benefits that pay you back right away and when you go to sell your home.
To learn more about custom closet organizing tools, or to get a quote for custom closet design, contact us. The closet you’re dreaming of can finally be a reality that saves you time every day!