Ways to Use Closet Shelves to Get Organized

closet make-overFew things are as frustrating as frantically rifling through your clothes trying to find your lucky sweater when you’re already late for a meeting or a job interview and you need to be out the door now. One of the best ways to avoid that situation is to maintain an organized closet, but that can be easier said than done, especially if your closet has been a disaster zone for a while and you’ve become accustomed to the chaos.

But what if your closet was so well organized you could always be sure to find exactly what you needed when you needed it? No more panicked searches for the perfect outfit. It can be your reality if you follow these steps:

Install a Dresser Below Your Hanging Items

Hanging certain items in your closet is great for visibility and easy reach, but some items need to go in a drawer, and there’s no reason your shirts have to take up a whole section of your closet and your dresser has to go elsewhere when you could install a dresser underneath your hanging items. Not only is this a great way to save space, but it can also make it easier to organize your closet by putting items that go together in the same area of your closet so you can easily access all parts of your outfit in one place.

Use Dividers to Create Zones in Your Closet

Things like shelf dividers, containers, and rack tags can all be used to create different zones within your closet. The zones can be based on color, type of clothing, or season. The system you use to organize your closet doesn’t matter as much as making sure you have a system that works for you.

Install Drawers and Shelving

Along with your rack and dresser, you can install drawers and shelving within your closet to optimize your space. Sweaters can go in the drawers while shoes, hats, and other accessories are best kept on racks and shelves. These drawers and shelves can go underneath your rack, or they can create their own section off to one side.

You can either use dividers to keep your shelves and drawers separate from the rest of your closet, or the shelves and drawers can act as their own, natural dividers that also provide spaces for you to store all your favorite accessories within easy reach.

If you do decide to include drawers in your closet, you’ll want to make sure they help you get the most out of your space. At Garage Décor and More, our closet drawers offer full-extension glides for maximum usability and easy access, as well as organization.

Take Advantage of Wall Space to Store Smaller Items

Don’t assume your closet has to be limited to shoes and clothing. Jewelry and even beauty products can also be stored in your closet if you know how to make the most of your space. Small towel racks can be used to hold jewelry. Clear plastic file holders or spice racks can hold beauty products, and hanging wire bins on damage-free hooks can make a great place to store smaller clothing items.

Consult with an Expert

At Garage Décor and More, we offer free design and consultations so we can find out what your dream closet looks like. If you like our design and accept our quote, we can install everything you need to make your dream closet a reality. Reach out now so we can start building your ideal closet.