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.