Tired of a cluttered closet? Do you waste time each morning looking for clothing and accessories? Do you forget that you have certain items simply because they’re buried in your closet? A closet makeover may be in order. Here’s how to plan it successfully.
Step #1 Empty Your Closet
It sounds like a huge undertaking. However, the only way to really determine what you need is to know what you have. That begins by emptying your closet. It’s also a great time to purge items you never use, and put other items in storage. Consider first creating four piles: keep, sell, donate, and toss.
Then sort your keep pile by purpose. For example, you may have a pile of belts, a pile of fitness clothing, casual clothing and business attire.
Step #2 Assess Your Needs
Now that you know what you have, you can start determining what you need. For example, if you have belts and no place to put them, you may want to add a belt rack to your closet. If you have an abundance of sweaters, you may benefit by creating separate sweater boxes or shelving. If you like to hang everything up, then you may want to add tiered racks to your closet so you have space to hang up everything.
Step #3 Find the Solution
There are so many beautiful storage solutions for closets. Unfortunately, they’re also extremely expensive. The good news is that simple solutions can still give you the closet you want and need. For example, you can find shelving systems at your local hardware or home store. They cost significantly less than a custom closet solution.
Tips to Make Over Your Closet
Envision your closet as an empty space. It’s easy to take a look at it and see restrictions. You see a shelf. You see a closet rod. However, when you eliminate the existing fixtures from your imagination, it’s easier to see the possibilities. Make the most of the space you have.
List the possibilities. Instead of going with the first plan that comes to mind, list all of the potential solutions. Then hit your closet with a tape measure and a notebook. Have fun with this process and you’ll likely come up with some innovative solutions.
Uniformity creates visual appeal. One of the reasons the custom closets look so wonderful is that they embrace uniform lines, textures, and colors. You can achieve the same visual appeal. Use the same color shelving, storage boxes, racks, and rods. Use fixtures to create clean lines. And upgrading the storage materials upgrades the look of your closet. For example, fabric storage boxes are more visually appealing than plastic.
Planning a closet makeover is the first step. The second step is implementing it. Make a list of the materials you need, find the best price and have fun with your new closet.
Tell us about your closet finds in the comments!
That’s it for now. Until next time Divas, wear your heels well and Be Blessed!
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