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A well-organized closet is the heart of a well-kept bedroom. It will streamline your morning routine and make you feel like you have much bigger closet. And ultimately you will fell less stressed—and more motivated to tackle the day ahead!
Keep reading for 13 great ways you can take back control of your closet space. Then be sure to check out www.housetipster.com for even more great home management hacks.
Tips to Reclaim Your Closet Space
The first step to keeping your bedroom closet neat and organized is by removing items that you don’t use. A closet may seem like an obvious storage place, but most of us would be better off by finding another storage area for items we want to keep but aren’t likely to use on a regular basis.
- Start from Scratch
At first, this may seem overwhelming, but the reward that you will get is worth the effort. First, take all items from the closet then access the actual space that your closet has. (By this time, we assume that you have already decluttered the closet by removing items that you no longer use.) Then, sort all of the items based on style, color, or use. Make sure you come up with a consistent approach to categorizing your items that will really work for your personality.
- Store Frequently Used Items Within Reach
Make sure the items you need to use on a daily basis are the easiest to access. Those you wear less frequently can be stored near the back of the closet or on a high shelf.
- Let There Be Light
This is a brilliant idea that many homeowners overlook. But if your closet it dark adding a light source can make a huge difference when it comes to being able to see what you’re doing and making sure you’re fully utilizing the available storage space.
- Add Hooks
If you take a close look inside your closet you will likely find several open spaces you can take advantage of by integrating hooks. They will add extra space that you can use to store additional items such as handbags, belts, and even shoes. You can also add hooks both on door create additional storage space.
- Color Code Your Closet
Another great method is color coding. It will make it easy for you to know where your items are located. Simply group items with similar colors together. Although this may be a tedious process, it is one of the best and quickest ways to sort your closet and make it look neat and well organized.
- Use Wicker Baskets
Wicker baskets can be used to store extra handbags, shoes, and even clothing. Be sure to measure before buying to make sure the baskets will fit in your closet and still be big enough to fully utilize the available space.
- Mount a Pegboard
Adding a pegboard in your closet will help to increase the space you need to store items such as accessories and jewelry.
- Use a Shoe Organizer
Disorganized shoes can consume a lot of space. One of easiest ways to organize the shoes in your closet is by using a special shoe organizer.
- Start Labeling
Labeling will not only make your closet look organized but will also make it easy for you to locate important items.
- Add a Mirror
If you have space, adding a mirror in your closet will make it look bigger and more appealing.
- Hang Items Strategically
You need to come up with a good system to hang your clothing. For instance, you could hang all shirts in one area, dresses in another area and pants in another. Also, consider categorizing by seasons, occasions and length of the clothes.
- Keep Drawers Tidy
Drawers in your bedroom closet should also be kept neat. Use a drawer divider to store smaller items such as underwear, socks and belts.
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