Walk-in closets are great. For that matter, any large space is great for storage, but walk-in closets have the added benefit of being a useable space for storage as well as for daily use. One problem a lot of people face when using a walk-in closet is how to organize the closet itself to maximize space while still allowing access to clothes and other items for daily use. Today, let’s explore some ways you can organize your walk-in closet to maximize space, reduce clutter, and just make your life a little bit easier.
Get Rid of What You Don’t Want
The first tip is to simply get rid of some of the items you don’t use or don’t want. Depending on how much you have, you can reduce clutter by donating your unwanted or unused items to a charity, or you can consider holding a yard sale. Holding a yard sale would also allow you to raise a little bit of money to buy storage bins and other space-saving items.
Organize from Most Used to Least Used
Think of the items you use more often and put them in places where you can easily access them. For items that you don’t use as much, put them in places that may be a little harder to reach but are still accessible just in case you need to get to them.
Think Shelves and Compartments
The look and feel of your walk-in closet can depend on several factors. You may choose to build shelves and cabinets that house shoes and other items, or you may opt for less expensive stackable storage bins that make life easier but aren’t a strain on your budget. Either way, determine what you have to shelve, hang, and store, and customize your closet with the appropriate bins, containers, shelves, bars, or whatever else you need to put things away neat and tidy.
Give Your Hanging Items a Spin
For hanging items, consider installing a corner carousel that turns 360 degrees and allows you to save space by storing your hanging items in a smaller space. For guys, this can be great for ties and belts; for gals, this can be awesome for summer dresses and lingerie. However, you use this space is up to you, but this space-saving idea can give you much more room for other items in your closet.
We’ve already discussed shelving, but if you’re going to install it, consider installing it wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling. If you have a high ceiling and have difficulty reaching up high, you can install hydraulic hanging rods up above the shelves that allow you to hang dresses and other items that can be lowered down when you need them. By maximizing space this way, you give yourself more room for storage and better access to all the items in your closet. You may also want to consider a rolling ladder for high shelves, which will allow you to access all of the space up high without sacrificing useable space up top.
Everything Has Its Space
Finally, preplan to make sure that all items have their own space and are organized together for easy access. With a little ingenuity and creativity, you can have a beautiful and functional organized walk-in closet that maximizes space and access.