Have you organized your closet, season after season, year after year, only to see it become cluttered and disorganized again and again? You are not alone. There is more to organizing a closet than getting rid of what you don’t need and separating pants and shirts. It may be a lot easier than you think, however. You don’t necessarily need to make a big investment or even install a closet organization system to get the job done right.
Getting your closet properly organized is more about saving space than moving things around. I love the idea of saving so much space that you don’t need to swap out summer and winter wardrobes. You can do this even if you only have a small dresser in your bedroom. If you share a closet with your spouse, then you might need a small dresser or lingerie chest for your undergarments and pajamas, but otherwise you can take advantage of even small closets so that they hold nearly everything that you own year round.
The cheapest and easiest way to get started is to install a second hanging bar. If you have a reach in closet, a standard eight foot wide and four foot deep closet, then this is a great option. You may have to move the top shelf up closer to the ceiling to pull it off, but this actually helps you take advantage of the wasted vertical space in your closet as well. You may even consider extending the shelf on each side so that it reaches the front wall of the closet. You can also add a smaller board or shelf on the front wall that goes across the top of the door. I love mine because I can keep valuables easily hidden away up there, but you don’t want to keep things that you use often up that high.
Once you have the second bar installed, you may want to consider installing a short bar up high on each side of the closet as well. This will give you space for long dresses and robes. You can install inexpensive hooks on the front two side walls for robes, purses and bags.
Now all you need are some space saving hangers, like velvet hangers. These hangers have a very thin design so that they fit closely together and take up half the space of plastic tubular hangers. The velvet coating gives them grip that holds your clothing smoothly across the top so that you can fit more clothing in the closet without it slipping. Add cascading hooks, belt hangers, tie hangers, pants hangers, and other accessory hangers to fit everything that you’ll need for the year in the closet without having things in storage.
About the Author: Rick Miller is on the staff of Only Slimline Hangers, a leading online resource for velvet hangers which are space saving hangers, non slip hangers and slim line hangers. For more information, please visit http://www.onlyslimlinehangers.com.