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New Year, New Closet - Part 2

Welcome back to the Advanced Garage blog! In our last blog post, we began talking about how to organize and clean out our closets. We all probably have one closet that is crammed full of things you don’t know what to do with. Or, perhaps it’s your own clothing closet that works well enough for you to find what you need, but really is one hanger away from total collapse.

If you are struggling with either of these problems or other related closet issues, this blog is for you. If you missed part one of this short blog series, check it out for tips and tricks from the closet pros at Advanced Garage. We can help you not only create the best garage storage options, but help you find the zen of an organized and fully utilized space anywhere in your Sacramento home. Visit our website to get an estimate!


Making your closet space the best that it can be isn’t just about cleaning out the old and unused items, but it’s also about making this space the best it can be. Today, we are giving you even more tips to make your closet the absolute best.

Paint it a Light Color

You may be wondering how paint could make any difference in how well your closet functions. However, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for your space. What’s more, a light color can give the illusion of more space and help your closet appear bigger, less cramped, and even cleaner. You can even wallpaper it with a light-tone design that adds a little pop of brightness. Even though painting your closet won’t make it bigger, the illusion of more space — and cleanliness — can make the experience of using your closet more pleasant.

Don’t Forget About the Corners

When you’re looking to better utilize the space in your closet, you most probably didn’t think about the corners. However, the corners can actually provide more usable space. Corner shelves, hanging rods, and even wire shelving, can help you use these easily overlooked spaces. Making use of the corners may help you discover that it isn’t about having more space; it’s about using the space that you already have in a better way.

Use the Doors

Doors aren’t just for keeping things out or separating spaces. The door to your closet, depending on the type, can also provide more storage space. To best use your door storage space, you can:

  • Install hooks to hang purses, loungewear, scarves, belts, and other items
  • Hang a shoe rank and keep your shoes easily accessible by the door
  • Create a corkboard or similar item to hang your necklaces and other jewelry items

There are a ton of door storage solutions that are ready-to-use — find one that works for you! However, keep in mind, to leave enough space behind your door so whatever you hang on the door doesn’t smash what’s inside your closet, and still allows your door to close.

Maintain the Space

Lastly, and possibly the hardest step, is to maintain the space. After you’ve spent all that time organizing it, you must maintain it to get the most out of it. Take a few minutes after each day to tidy up your space and put things back where they belong. Spending a couple minutes each day will allow you to skip the fifteen minutes or more task of putting your organizational system back together. Also, if at this time, your closet is stuffed to the gills and you know that you will be adding more clothes to your closet, consider a system that allows you to rotate your clothing seasonally. As you create these systems, remember to create something that works for you.


Are you ready to get organized? The closet and garage storage experts at Advanced Garage are here to help! We offer closet organization systems that are customized to your specifications. We also provide custom garage cabinets that can allow you to get the most out of one of the most under-utilized spaces — your garage. Learn more about the possibilities for your home on our website!