Organizing Closets (Part 2)
Finding additional Room in That Closet
Now that your closet is empty, I am sure it looks something like this. (Note vacuumed carpet!) Actually this is a really good time to really clean it up. So it really could look like this soon.
The next step is creating more room in your closet if at all possible. You might have a lot of wire racks or wooden ones in your closet already (lucky). But that doesn’t mean that they are being functional for you.
Create More space
1) You can call in a professional company to completely build you new “inners” for your closet. That would be a dream for me to have one of those companies come and do a closet for me. But, for most of us the cost is too much to have that luxury.
2) You can install your own system. The Container Store has some great closet organization systems. Just be sure you have the know how when it comes to precess measuring and installing. There are some professional organiziners that will install this kind of system for you (not I, says the “Not a Closet installer” organizer Sandy). The stores also have installers that can do them. This would still be less than a closet company.
3) You can install just a few wire racks, or some simple solutions that are low cost and it can still make a world of difference.
Here is an example of adding an additional wire shelf. So often the wire racks in the closet have the one shelf and then you have all this wasted space until you hit the ceiling. Use that space.
Here is another example of addional shelves being used in a closet. This person did not have a linen closet, so adding these shelves in their closet worked great for their towels and also some extra clothing.
Double your space by buying one of these hangers. It is an extra rod that hooks onto the exsisting rod. It works great in a childs closet so they can reach their clothes. It also adds double the hanging space. Works for blouses and pants.
If your top wire rack is too low to make this work, maybe just moving that wire rack up higher would allow for addional space underneather rather than above.
Think outside the box to make some extra room in your closet
I linked this post to:
A Bowl Full of Lemons Getting Organized Challenge – Closets