Making the Most of a Little Closet
Small closet space can be so aggravating and overwhelming. It’s safe to say that a messy and crowded closet does not contribute to anyone’s happiness. A nice, tidy, organized one may not bring extreme euphoria, but it can bring a sense of relief being able to actually find a long lost sweater or your favorite pair of shoes.
If you are tired of having to deal with a cramped closet, you need to step back and look at that space with new eyes. Every bit of space in there can be utilized. All you need is the right perspective and the right tools.
Here are some ways that can help you get the most out of that little closet:
You may not want to hear what we’re about to tell you, but it is a necessary first step in getting the most of your little space. You need to take everything out of our closet and take inventory of what you have. It may seem like a painful process, but trust us, it’ll be worth it in the end.
Get rid of anything that you do not need or want. This will free up space and when it comes to t tiny closet, every bit of space counts. Once you’ve decided on what to get rid of and what to keep, you are now ready to get organized.
Empty Wall and Door Space
Empty spaces on the wall is an ideal area to hang towel bars, hooks, or dowels. On the wall, you can hang, scarves, ties, belts, or other accessories. On shallow or narrow wall spaces, you can use cup hooks to hang and organize jewelry. On the door, you can hang an over-the -door shoe holder to organize your shoes – freeing up valuable floor space.
The space closet to the ceiling is often overlooked and underused. However, installing a shelf around the ceiling area can serve as a seasonal storage area. Winter accessories, handbags, boots, shoes, etc. can be neatly arranged and stored freeing up other areas for other things.
Make the most of vertical spaces with double hangs. Double hangs are one the the best ways to create more closet space. Most closets have a rod that hangs eye level. That means that there may be a little room above your hang-up clothes for stacking things, while underneath your hanging items shoes often pile up creating an unorganized mess. With a double hang, you can avoid the mess and use the same vertical space much more efficiently.
Brighten it Up
Adding better lighting to your closet will also help. Lighting is key to finding anything in a closet and most closets just don’t have enough of it. If you don’t want to hire an electrician to add extra lighting, you can add stick-on or screw-in, battery-operated LED lights on each shelf. This will brighten up your closet for a fraction of the cost.
Group Like Things Together
Think of your closet the same way you would a filing cabinet. If files were not grouped in some specific way, you’d never be able to find what you are looking for. The same principle applies to your closet.
Group like items together according to color, style, season, uses, and occasions. This will not only make your closet more organized, but will be way more efficient when you are hurrying to get dressed and get out of the house.
Following these six simple steps will add a smile to your face and space to your closet. So here’s to your happiness. Happy Organizing!