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Published on October 20th, 2015 | by Louise Hogan


How To Keep Your Closet Organized In Your New Lapeer Home

Keeping Your Lapeer Michigan Home Organized

BEGIN: The closet: a source of delight and despair for most women. While TV and movies would have us believe that closets are grand walk-in palaces of rows of shoes and purses, the reality is that most of us have far less space to work with. But did you know that fixing up a closet can also be a simple and easy way to increase your home’s value? With these tips, you can be on your way to a luxurious closet, no matter the size.

Built-in beauty

Whether in a master bedroom or in a kid’s room, a little bit of shelving helps to keep things organized and maximizes the use of space. There are many resources for closet shelving with a range of price and installation options, so adding a bit of organization doesn’t have to come at a high price. Homebuyers love to see built-in closets which can raise your home’s value while helping you reduce daily clutter.

Box it up

Plastic organizers are a must-have for all of your closet needs. Combined with smart shelving, they can be stored on the floor or overhead, keeping out-of-season clothing both protected and easy to see. Label bins to easily access your belongings, which will save you a lot of time in the long run.

Hang ten (or twenty)

Hanging items can be a great way to make sure you always see what you have and to keep items pressed and ready for the next wear. But not all hangers are created equal! Look for stacking skirt and pant hangers, that allow you to put multiple items on one hanger, and be sure to find silk or soft hangers for delicate items like sweaters and knits. Treat your clothes nicely, give them space to hang and don’t things up.

Storing shoes

Shoes can be a major source of closet clutter, so if built-in shoe organizers are out of the question, try a simple shoe rack. Over-the-door and floor options exist, so you can find a fit for whatever size closet you are working with. Keeping shoes in pairs and lined up will help you when you’re getting dressed and eliminate hiding places for dust and dirt.

Purge, purge, purge

Remember: if you can’t see it, you don’t know it’s there. It’s a good rule of thumb for storing clothes to try and keep as much visible as possible, which will reduce the need for later purges and the dreaded “but I might wear it again” feeling. If something stays consistently at the bottom of your pile or the back of your closet, you know it’s not getting used and it’s easy to discard. Know when it’s time to let things go, as an excess of clothes you don’t use will only add to a cluttered closet. The same goes for kid’s rooms and hall or linen closets. Kids quickly outgrow their clothes, and if you are efficient in knowing what is no longer appropriate, you can eliminate a closet full of ill-fitting attire.

Having an organized closet doesn’t have to be a headache, and with these quick tips you are on your way to an easier day and an increase in home value. Remember to organize and strategize, and you can eliminate the dread that accompanies closet cleaning.


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