Have you noticed how easy it is for your closets to turn into cluttered chaos? We bet most of you have been wishing for your walk-in closet to resemble a boutique instead of a hot mess, but it just doesn’t quite measure to expectations no matter how hard we try to organize and “Marie Kondo” our way into closet organization methods.
So, how DOES one get the walk-in closet of their dreams? You know, the clutter-free, favorite-clothes- not-hard-to-find kind of main bedroom closet? To help you keep your clothes, shoes, and accessories in check, here are nine easy organization tips and storage system ideas for your walk-in.
Hooks are Key
Do you have an empty stretch of wall at your disposal? Buy some hooks to lay out your outfit of the day the night before! Doing so helps you grab what you need and go in the morning without the need to step all the way into your walk-in. Less movement, less mess is what we always say!
Declutter and Purge
Which clothes have you worn in the past year? Do all of it still fit you? Anything damaged? Sort through your clothing and place each item into one of three piles: keep, donate, and throw away. It’s best to keep the main staples in your day-to-day wardrobe, donate items in good condition that either doesn’t fit or that you haven’t worn in a few months, and toss pieces that have seen better days.
Wall-to-Wall Cubbies are Ideal
Cubby-style shelves are the best storage solution for pants, sweaters, shoes, hats, and other accessories that can’t be neatly folded. These shelves can even be adjusted to offer flexibility for higher stacks of clothing or items. They also keep everything nice and tidy and in plain sight for those who like to have all their options laid out right in front of them.
Tackle those Hard-to-Reach Spots
Have you got some dead closet space? Say goodbye to them all, once and for all, by taking advantage of your closet’s height.
Make the most of your walk-in closet storage space by adding double hang rods to store shirts, jackets, and pants. A pull-down clothing rod to keep long hang items, such as dresses, coats, or robes, is also ideal for you to use hard-to-reach spots while still being able to access everything with ease.
Organize by Color and Occasion
Do you want to feel less stressed when looking at your closet? Try organizing your clothing by color and occasion! This layout makes it incredibly easy to get dressed in the morning and helps you in the future, just in case you need to re-fold and re-organize everything after a major declutter or Spring cleaning.
Put your Shoes on Shelves
Many will agree that shoes are often the main source of closet clutter. To keep your kicks neat and off the floor, put them on the shelves! Aside from transforming it to a boutique-style walk-in, putting in an effective lighting display furthers the high-end feel and ensures every pair is visible.
Take your Laundry to New Heights
Are there hampers and baskets tucked into the corner of your walk-in? Instead of letting them take up precious floor space, building your laundry into the closet system itself, by way of sliding canvas bins stacked on top of each other, will be a better option. The high fabric walls will keep your unmentionables out of sight and make it easy to sort your clothes ahead of the washer/dryer.
Floor-to-Ceiling Shelves Help
Don’t be afraid to expand your built-ins and make them higher! Doing so will double your storage space around the room. And by adding a custom rolling ladder in the same shade as the built-ins, your top shelves will be easily accessible.
Binge on Pull-In Fabric Baskets
Do you want to cut down on visual clutter by outfitting large compartments or open shelves with matching baskets? Using fabric baskets will avoid your clothes getting snagged on any sharp corners. You’ll also want to adjust your shelves so the baskets fit within each section and have a little room on top so you can see what’s inside each one.