Summer is coming to an end and soon the cooler weather will be upon us. There are lots of things we need to do to prepare ourselves for winter and the holiday season. After spending the summertime in shorts and flip-flops, that cool air is making us search our closets for those light jackets and sweaters. Casual summer living, vacations and visits with family and friends has no doubt left some disorganization around the home. New clothes and mementos from your travels have created a bit of chaos in your closets. You also don’t want to completely put away those summer outfits in the chance you get one good summer day in the fall. It’s time to restore order to your closets and keep them organized all year long.
Follow these four steps to maximize your closet storage for fall and minimize organization frustration all year long:
Empty everything from the closet. You can throw it all on the bed or floor but the goal at this point is to just get it out of the closet. If you keep seasonal clothes in other parts of the house, bring those in also.
Your goal is to end up with a well-organized, easily accessible closet that stores your clothes for every season without having to dig for things. The hardest part about this process is going through your clothes and actually getting rid of things. Decide what items fit, are still in style and are not worn or torn. Get rid of anything you haven’t worn in at least a year, no longer fit or are old and lifeless.
Everything in your closet should be things you wear often and be things that flatter and fit. Keep your fall wardrobe in the front and off-season items out of the way, but within reach. With a walk-in closet you probably have room to keep everything accessible. With a smaller, reach in closet, off-season clothes can be stored in boxes and bins on shelves or on the floor.
Now that you know what you have, you can talk to a professional about designing a custom closet system that will make finding things even easier. A professional will maximize every inch of your closet space and make your wardrobe maintenance a cinch! Perhaps you have more shoes than clothes. A custom design closet can create more shoe storage and every pair will have a place.
Closets for Less of Bucks can help you design the perfect closet with custom closet design in Bucks County. They have a wide range of ideas and will design a space to fit your closet. Nothing is pre-fabricated so each design is created with the owner in mind. They also offer custom storage solutions for your garage, pantry, laundry room, playroom and home office.