Anyone who lives in an older home or a home without large closets knows that closet space is always at a premium. Finding space for your daily-wear clothes, clothes for special occasions, and seasonal clothing can be almost impossible. This can lead to a disorganized closet or clutter that spills out into the rest of your home. With a custom closet organization from Closet POSSIBLE, you can more efficiently utilize the space you do have to fit more items in the same area.
Here are a few tips from our closet designers to help you maximize the usable space in your closets:
Double Clothing Rail
A clothing rail is one of the most common features of any closet. In some cases, it may be the only organization system you have! If you only have one rail in your closet, you may have noticed that there is a lot of wasted space under the hanging clothes. When you add a double rail, you get twice the space for hanging clothes, allowing you to hang more garments in the same area. Double clothing rails work especially well in kids’ rooms because they give children the opportunity to dress themselves without help from mom and dad.
Overhead Storage Bins and Cabinets
The average closet is equipped with a standard-sized door, but the ceilings inside may be 8 feet or higher. This is a great place to find more storage space. You can use a system of removable bins to store infrequently used items or even install overhead cabinets for a cleaner look.
Armoire or Dresser Under Hanging Clothes
Even if you don’t opt for a double rail, you can still utilize the space under hanging clothes with a dresser or armoire. Your custom armoire or dresser unit can be equipped with cabinet-style doors or drawers that allow storage for socks, undergarments, and other smaller items. Having a dresser or armoire in your closet can also allow you to remove these pieces of furniture from your bedroom for even more usable space!
Store Shoes Under or Over Hanging Clothes
Shoes are one of the most inconvenient items to store because of their awkward shape. Leaving them out on the floor can also cause them to get dusty or otherwise damaged. Instead of piling your shoes up on the floor, organize them with a cubby unit that can be installed above or below your hanging clothes. Not only will shoe storage keep each pair of shoes together, but it will also prevent them from getting damaged or dusty when you are not wearing them.
Custom Closets in New Jersey
The team at Closet POSSIBLE would like you to know that we can find storage solutions for any home, even those with smaller closets. Get in touch with us if you need help finding a way to control closet clutter. Call (267) 566-3222 to set up an appointment at our showroom in Pennington, NJ or to set up an in-home consultation with closet organizers in Princeton or anywhere else in the area.