CLOSET ORGANIZATION TIPS FOR YOUR GUEST BEDROOMJuly 29, 2017
When you’re hosting a guest for an extended period of time, it’s good hospitality to provide closet space for their use. If your guest bedroom closet has become a dumping ground for your overflow clothes, use our closet organizing ideas to reclaim space and extend guest bedroom closet usage to your house guest.
1. CLEAR THE CLUTTER
If your guest bedroom closet is full of your occasionally worn items, then start with a thorough cleaning of the closet. Clear things out. Store what you like either in an attic or basement, or in your master bedroom closet. If you find things that you do not wear, or that do not fit, donate them to a thrift store or sell them at a consignment store to earn some extra cash from unwanted clothes.
2. INSTALL A REACH-IN CLOSET SYSTEM
Basic reach-in closet systems lack utilities that allow houseguests to make full use of the space. We recommend adding a closet system that maximizes space usage. A built-in dresser gives extra storage space for folded garments and frees up guest bedroom floor space, which is useful if your room doubles as a home office. Wire pull-out bins extend space in the closet and serve as catchall storage. Shelving accommodates luggage; if your closet is too small for an extra shelf, you can use a luggage rack instead. Adjustable closet shelves are perfect for storing extra linens so guests can help themselves. Finally, don’t forget to add extra hangers on the closet rod so your guests can unpack and hang delicates before they get wrinkled.
3. MINI JEWELRY TRAY
Don’t forget about your houseguests’ accessories. A mini jewelry tray lets them organize their jewelry, watches, mementos, and personal items. It’s the ideal accessory to place on top of a built-in dresser or slip inside a thin dresser drawer. In some cases, you may consider adding a small safe so that guests can easily store valuables in a locked box. This provides peace of mind, both for you and for your houseguests.
4. HIDDEN HAMPER
If your houseguests are staying long enough, then you will need to provide space for dirty clothes. A hidden hamper is the ideal tucked-away solution to laundry woes.
Even if your reach-in closet is very small, you may be able to implement more of these ideas than you think. We always recommend that you talk to an experienced closet designer about adding closet systems. A designer can help you organize the layout to maximize space, make material recommendations that add value to your home, and implement the system quickly and easily.