Closet Storage Design Ideas

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Many busy moms, in an eagerness to keep their homes looking tidy, tuck away all not-in-use objects in closets. While these out-of-the-way places make it easier to keep your house orderly, in the absence of closet organization they can easily become messy and the objects placed in them hard to find. To ensure that your closet serves as an effective part of your organizational plan and not a catchall into which objects disappear never to be seen again, put thought into the design and organizational structure of this space.

Many busy moms, in an eagerness to keep their homes looking tidy, tuck away all not-in-use objects in closets. While these out-of-the-way places make it easier to keep your house orderly, in the absence of closet organization they can easily become messy and the objects placed in them hard to find. To ensure that your closet serves as an effective part of your organizational plan and not a catchall into which objects disappear never to be seen again, put thought into the design and organizational structure of this space.

Keep Objects Visible

Make finding objects in your storage space a more easily accomplished task by putting effort into keeping everything that you place into your closet visible. Instead of depending upon your closet’s depth and creating several layers of closet contents that you must dig through to find things, use the full height of your closet. Place layers of shelving. This allows you to dedicate specific places for specific items and to make full use of your closet’s space, floor to ceiling.

Theme Your Closet Spaces

Whenever possible, place like items together. Doing this helps you remember what you have placed where and reduces the likelihood that you will have to spend hours searching for something when you need it. Dedicate one closet to housing your cleaning supplies, another to your linens and a third to laundry needs. Select your closet themes logically, allowing the location of the closet to dictate its purpose. For example, the closet that sits next to the laundry room would be a logical place to store laundry supplies or to create space for hanging clothing that you cannot place in the dryer.

Create Cubby Space

Add a place ideal for the organization of small objects by adding cubby space to your closets. Create a cubby station near the floor of your closet, including rows of small compartments into which you can place odds and ends. Pair up similar objects, and place them into cubbies. Put extra tubes of toothpaste and spare toothbrushes into one, adhesive bandages and antibiotic ointment into another and extra soap into a third.

Size Up Your Objects

Before installing shelving in your closet, consider what you intend to place on each shelf. Take quick measurements of these objects, and use these measurements to determine how high your shelves should be placed and how much space you need to leave between each. Allow these sizes to dictate how many shelves you can place into the closet. Install more shelves if your objects are small as you can more closely space your shelving. Install fewer shelves if you intend to house large objects. In that case, you must leave more room between each level of shelving.

Use the Back of the Door

Make the most of your closet space by taking advantage of the back of the closet door. Hang hooks on the door reverse, or attach an over-the-door compartmentalized storage system for even more odds and ends..

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