How much time do you spend looking for a Left when you have a Right? Maybe you have a Black and you need a Blue?
What are we talking about? Shoes.
We have all been frustrated and annoyed by the chaos that is our closet. Although your intentions are pure, after cleaning out your closet for the ump-teenth time, it only takes a few months for the craziness to return.
Whats the answer? Organize!
Organizing your closet is easier than you think. Below are some simple steps you can follow to get your closet under control:
1. Empty your closet…Completely (did someone say simple?).
OK. Outside of a root canal, this may be the last thing you want to do. But it has to be done. Come on, bite the bullet and clean it out.
2. Discard old unused items.
Listen, if you haven’t worn something in over a year, get rid of it. We all have those items that just don’t seem to fit any more, or are simply out of style. Put them all into a box and surprise a friend or family member who might get some use out of your “dust catchers”. If no one wants them, drop them at your favorite charity, there are always people in need that can put these items to great use.
3. Group like items together.
Before you can fill your closet back up, you need to understand what it is you are filling it with. Let’s organize your clothing just like a 5th Avenue store. Separate your pants from your shirts, your dresses from your skirts, your ties from your belts, your shoes from your hats, etc. Separation, grouping and space utilization of similar items are the hallmarks of a well designed and executed custom closet organizing system.
4. Install the right Closet Organizer units.
Now that you have a good idea what is going in the closet, you can add the proper amount of hang bars, shelves, drawers and shoe racks to keep your closet organized. These can range from inexpensive wire racks and plastic bins to high end wood cabinets custom built to fit exactly to your closet’s dimensions.
Still not convinced? Consider the following: By installing a closet organizer system, you could gain anywhere from 25% to as much as 70% more storage space!
Closet organizers are now being featured on all the home improvement shows as the new craze in homeowner design. Closets are no longer just the small, dark, stuffy rooms used to quickly hide everything when unannounced visitors arrive. Consumers are now realizing the beauty and functionality of a well organized closet.
Organize your closet today and begin taking charge of your life…one pair of shoes at a time.