It is a true luxury to be able to get yourself the perfect closet design to match your needs in the form of a fitted wall-to-wall closet or even better a walk-in dressing room where all your belongings are in plain sight ready for you to pick the outfit of the day. But what if all you've got is a standard, often not even big enough, closet to satisfy all your needs?
Instead of being a drama queen and blame it on the stars, bring out your practical self and start organizing. These easy and practical tips will help you to best optimize the space you already have in your hands.
This is an obvious tip but don't forget to keep in your closet ONLY the clothes you are currently wearing. That means keep in mind the current season, your weight or style phase and put away the clothes that don't fit in any of these categories.
Extra tip: Keep a hamper next to your closet and toss away the clothes you have second thoughts about. When it is full take some time to decide which ones you actually don't need any more and donate or recycle them.
Use hooks on doors and side walls of the closet to take advantage of the, often unused, vertical space. There you can hang your purses, belts, scarves, shoes or even the outfit you pick for the next day.
Extra tip: You can use vintage cabinet door knobs or a wall hanger instead of ordinary hooks for a more stylish result.
Storage boxes are great closet organizers as they can take advantage of all the shelf height. It's a great alternative in case your closet lacks of drawers as they pretty much do the same work. Pick a single hue for a more chic and clean result and don't forget to label it accordingly to avoid losing time in search for your favorite t-shirt.
Extra tip: You can opt for semi transparent plastic containers to be able to see what's inside each box.
Use shelf dividers to keep thinks neat and tidy. Stack your clothes by type and put the dividers between them. The dividers will help your stacks stay uptight and not fall on the sides creating clutter. You can use tags in front of each stack to label them accordingly.
Extra tip: You can use traditional bookends instead of standard shelf dividers. Choose slim, metallic ones and place them between the stacks of your t-shirts and sweaters.
Think outside the box. If your closet isn't big enough for your precious possessions then create more storing space inside your room. Thrifted suitcases, trunks or rattan baskets, apart from excellent are an excellent way to decorate your space and storage solutions.
Extra tip: If your bedroom too small for extra stuff, try to replace your nightstand with a stack of assorted lidded baskets.
Update: 10 closet storage containers that can help you organize your closet.
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