Closet Organization Ideas: Do you have a closet in complete disarray? Do you want to the ultimate in closet organization? Call Plano Texas Handyman to design and install the perfect master bedroom closet system. No matter what kind of closet you’re planning, take the time to think ahead and really consider what you need to store and where you want to store it. Taking a hard look at what you have will help you understand the kind of storage you need. Contact Ted at Plano Texas Handyman – 214-507-3415 to discuss your professional needs and Hire a Professional Handyman. Closet Organization Ideas
Choose a line of quality cabinets and a respected company to do the installation. Designate a staging area and empty your closet out. You can use your bed or a cleared-out corner of the room. This important first step requires you to remove everything: clothes, hangers, boxes, folded blankets or piles of old magazines.
Use a collapsible clothing rack to hang clothes so you can clearly see and sort exactly what you have. The rack is a nice addition for your laundry room once the closet project is over. Take your time with this process, maybe play some of your favorite music and ask a friend or family member to help if heavy items need to be moved. Organize Your Closet, Closet Organization Ideas. Good Housekeeping has a great article about closet organization
Organize items into specific categories and take inventory. You can place like items in cardboard boxes, plastic containers or in piles, and use labels to help keep track of each group of items. Some organizers suggest starting with “keep,” “toss” and “donate” piles, while others prefer their clients to start with broad categories (clothes, shoes and linens) and then divide everything into smaller subcategories (sweaters, winter boots and sheets). You can also put sheets or clothes that you won’t be using for a while into vacuum sealing bags to help reduce the amount of space they take up in your closet, that way you won’t be fighting to fit all your stuff back in. Take a look on MasterSpace to learn more about these bags
During this stage, take the time to group small items like batteries or toy soldiers together in bags or jars, so they don’t end up “lost” among the boxes or piles of larger items. Organize Your Closet, Closet Organization Ideas
Eliminate items that don’t belong in that particular closet. One of the big causes of clutter and disorganization in the home is items that belong in the kitchen or bedroom, are found hiding in closets all over the house. Over time, the temptation to stuff something like a box of appetizer plates in a bedroom closet or extra towels for the bathroom in the entry closet can cause you to make some bad storage decisions. This is the time to return out-of-place items to their rightful home. But try to stay focused on planning one closet at a time. You can turn your attention to other closets at a later date. Organize Your Closet
Remove unwanted items. This might be the most difficult part of the closet planning process. It helps to establish some basic rules up front, like anything with holes or pairs of shoes or socks missing their partner must go. Ask yourself some questions:
Have I worn this shirt or skirt in the last year?
Does this jacket still fit?
Do I really need 12 baskets that look exactly the same?
The answer to many of the questions will likely be “no” and then you can decide if you want to donate items to charity, try selling items online, hold a garage sale or take unwanted items to a local consignment store.
If you don’t want to sell your used goods, hold a swap meet with friends and neighbors who want to eliminate clutter from their home. Many times a beautiful sweater that looks snug on your daughter can be a perfect fit for the child down the street. Just avoid the tragic storage mistake of leaving the swap meet with items you don’t need. Closet Organization Ideas
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Clean the closet itself. While you might think an empty closet is “clean”, now is the time to wipe down the closet walls and vacuum or mop the closet floor. Once items are removed, you will probably find stray clothing tags, store receipts or dust bunnies. If the walls need painting, choose a paint that is specifically formulated to be mold and mildew-resistant. If you find your closet walls have mildew or mold after you remove items, have a professional examine your walls and properly clean and paint them.
Contact Plano Texas Handyman at 214-507-3415 and ask for Ted. He will review all the possible options and design and install the perfect system to make your daily routine an enjoyable experience. A well designed closet creates efficiency in the fact that you can utilize your clothing and clothing options (including accessories: belts, shoes, scarves, handbags, and other items) more effectively by combining otherwise unused items to create a wardrobe bonanza. Organize Your Closet.
Contact Ted at Plano Texas Handyman – 214-507-3415 to discuss your professional needs and Hire a Professional Handyman