A closet isn’t the first space that comes to mind when remodeling, but it’s an essential space that you shouldn’t overlook. Figuring out how to organize your custom closet will always be an ongoing process.
However, there are certain things you can do in order to ensure that you never spend more than 20 minutes rearranging your clothes ever again.
A clean, organized custom closet is easily the best. It streamlines your morning routine, and all that extra space gives you an excuse to expand your wardrobe. If you want to make the most of your space, you need to try some of these ideas to organize your custom closet.
Declutter Your Clothes by Category
A fast and easy way to declutter your clothes is to shift through them by type. Further, tossing every piece of clothing you own into a massive fabric mountain on your bed is upsetting and inefficient.
So separate your clothes into categories like pants, tops, dresses, accessories, and undergarments. After that, sort through every item in a single category before moving on to the next. Similarly, you can also color coordinate your closet to organize it in a different manner.
This is the best method to organize your custom closet because it is easier to compare similar clothes when they are all grouped in front of you. As you go through your stuff, commit only to keep the clothes you know you will need and wear frequently.
If anything gives you a reason to hesitate, toss it in a pile for donation.
Empty and Clean Your Custom Closet
Once you have made separate “donation” and “keep” piles for your clothes, shoes, and accessories, give your custom closet a once-over and pull out anything else that is lingering inside it.
When only the occasional lone safety pin remains, dive in and give your closet a proper deep clean. Moreover, vacuum the carpet, wipe down the shelves, and scrub any scuff or dirt off the walls.
Use All Vertical Hanging Space
Organizing a custom closet is all about maximizing space, including the vertical hanging space. Most of your clothing won’t stretch from floor to ceiling when it is hung. This means you can install rows of clothing rods, one on top of the other, to double your hanging space.
To install, bump up your current rod as high as possible where you can easily reach your clothes. After that, install a second rod under where your hanging clothing on the top rod ends.
Store Shoes on the Closet Door
Shoes stored in a pole on the closet floor can be annoying to sort through to find what you need. Therefore, consider keeping your frequently used pair of shoes on the inside of your closet door. You can hang your shoes by installing a simple towel bar on the door.
Add Shelf Dividers
Shelf dividers can help you organize your custom closet. They make folding and stacking your clothes more effortless, and overall they make the shelf look a lot more pleasing.
Once you fold a pile of clothing, the divider will keep everything in place and ensure that the stack doesn’t topple over. Furthermore, shelf dividers come in various sizes, so measure your clothes before getting suitable partitions for your needs.
Store Items in Small Bins and Baskets
Indeed, bins and baskets are a great way to keep small clothing and accessories organized by category. In addition, they are helpful to add to hard-to-reach shelves, as you have to grab the whole bin instead of reaching around to find a specific item.
You can store items such as hats, belts, gloves, tights, and off-season clothing in them. When everything has a place, you will be more likely to keep items in their designated spots and keep your whole closet organized.
Invest in Quality Hangers
Blazers, suits, shirts, and dresses each have a different kind of hanger assigned to them, which can become overwhelming and expensive at the same time.
Alternatively, you can keep your closet simple with an excellent basic wooden hanger that can work for most articles of clothing. Further, matching hangers will give your closet a more visually appealing and organized look, which can inspire you to keep it organized.
Roll T-shirts, Pajamas, and Workout Clothes into Storage Boxes
Things like cotton shirts, polyester shorts, and leggings tend to be thin and flexible, making them perfect for the roll and tuck technique. This technique is a major space saver if you do it right.
Instead of folding and stacking your thinner, softer clothes, you can simply fold them in half and roll them into neat little tubes. Also, you can tuck your rolled clothing into open boxes, wire baskets, or clear bins.
Store Your Most Used Clothes at Eye Level
Keep everything you regularly wear in the middle of your closet at eye level so that it is easy to find and grab in your early morning routine. You can put lesser-used pieces directly above or below your most conventional clothes and transfer your least worn items to the top shelf.
Hang the Jewelry
If you don’t have dedicated drawer space for jewelry, you can consider a hanging organizer with small pockets small enough for earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.
Consider Adding an Island or a Vanity
If you are lucky enough to have a huge walk-in closet, you can consider adding an island to the center of the space. Besides adding storage space in the form of shelves and drawers, it will also provide a surface to perch folded laundry.
Similarly, a vanity can add a bit more storage space for the more minor things your closet holds. Also, it has another purpose: It serves as a spot to complete the rest of your morning routine, including makeup.