What kind of closet organizer do I need?
Before purchasing a closet organizer, look carefully at your current storage situation. What do you have the most of? What is currently causing the biggest mess? What items do you use most frequently? Looking at the amount of items that need storage, isolating problem areas, and determining which items will need to be right at hand will help you decide what type of closet organizer you need and where it should go in your closet space.
If you’re like me, it can be more helpful to organize your closet in small stages, rather than doing it all at the same time. Doing bits and pieces of an organizational project can help you figure out how you use things over time, instead of doing everything at once, and figuring out that the system doesn’t work afterwards.
What are some common closet storage options?
Bins: Great for storing foldable items and random knick-knacks like my old hot wheel cars and collectibles. Anything that can’t be hung, or might not have a good place on a shelf or hook can be organized and stored into a bin for easy access.
Shelving: If you have the space, shelves are a great integrated closet storage option. Easy to set up shelving comes in a variety of materials — from wood, to wire, to metal, to plastic — all of which are great for spaces that might not have enough hanging or floor space.
Drawers: Plastic, wire, or wooden drawers can be a great way to organize things even further. Portable drawer units can be wheeled into a closet to store things like towels, cleaning supplies, and linens. Smaller drawer units can be used to store jewelry, tools, or any other small household necessities.
I highly recommend that you search the internet and/or browse a brick & mortar store for the type of closet organizer/setup that will work best in your situation. Once you have an idea of what the general marketplace offers for your needs, then contact a professional to install. Education is vital. Pro designers and installers have limited time and may push/sell the usual closet systems. You may need something more exotic to properly store your clothing and belongings. Additionally, remember that superior closets, bathrooms, and kitchens will sell your home. You will get a return on this investment!