Walk-in closets are a luxurious amenity, providing a dedicated and personalized space for self-expression through your clothes and accessories. Additionally, a well-organized closet can save you time in the morning as they allow you to visualize all of your items.
However, they can quickly become underutilized and disorganized, leading to a chaotic clutter of clothes and shoes, causing stress and anxiety. The last thing your closet should be is a messy black hole where frantic searching for shoes or handbags is the norm. Embracing home organization with these six tips will help maximize functionality and keep your wardrobe accessible, satisfying, and, most importantly, stylish.
The first step to home organization is to take everything out and assess your belongings. Sort through everything to see what you want to keep and what you want to throw away or donate to free up space and ensure you are happy with everything in your wardrobe. This can also help you understand what you’re missing in your closet or what you have a lot of.
The key to successful home organization is to create a system that works for you and your lifestyle. Think about if it works for you to organize everything based on color, article of clothing, or most worn to least worn. It’s up to you to decide which organizational system you will uphold and benefit from the most. If you’re unsure, try different ones until you find one that works best.
Optimize Every Inch
Another critical factor in keeping your walk-in closet organized is using every inch of space your closet offers. Hanging more clothing rods or adding double hang rods can create more space for your clothes. Adding shoe storage underneath hanging storage is another great tip. Additionally, adding custom shelving to your area, such as in a corner or above clothing rods, can maximize the amount of clothing, accessories, or storage available. Also, don’t forget to use all the vertical space in your closet, as adding higher shelving can create storage space for bulkier items you don’t use every day, such as suitcases.
A Home for Everything
An easy way to help with closet organization is to create a home for everything in your closet and remember where everything goes. Having transparent drawers, bins, or storage can be a helpful reminder for you to keep everything in your closet straight. Labeling everything is another excellent tip if you don’t have transparent storage. Instituting drawer organizers or dividers can help prevent clutter and create a structured home for even small accessories or clothing items that might get lost in a mess otherwise. Also, keeping a hamper in your closet can create a clean and organized space for dirty clothes so they don’t end up on the floor.
Committing to organization does not mean you have to sacrifice style. In fact, styling your closet can help motivate you to keep it clean and organized. Adding wallpaper can be an easy way to add style and personality to the space. And if there’s room to add plush seating or a dressing table, a walk-in closet is perfect for that. Also, a full-length mirror is necessary for any walk-in closet to make it feel larger.
Keep It Open
Lastly, keeping your closet open can make it feel more expansive and inviting. Leaving the doors off your closet can also force you to keep it tidy as there isn’t anything to hide a mess behind.
Are you looking for more helpful design tips and tricks to help organize your home and minimize the stress of daily life? See my article Creative Storage Solutions.