Begin by making some basic but important tweaks before turning to the fundamentals and moving to hangars, shoes and accessories. Then, if you're feeling ambitious, finesse the details with some impressive finishing touches.
Begin with the basics
- Place a step stool in your closet. You'll be more likely to store – and retrieve – items up high with this one important commodity at your disposal.
- Put an old dresser or armoire in the closet to provide storage space.
- Empty your closet and place your clothing on the bed. You'll be able to see everything better and also decide whether the item is worth keeping and returning to the closet (and taking up space).
- Group your clothing first by season, separating lightweight items from warmer items. Then create another division, separating casual slacks, tops and blazers from their dressier and work counterparts.
- Arrange these multiple groups by color, progressing from light to dark.
Let the upgrades begin, but start with hangars
With a better view of everything you own, you'll be in a far better position to see exactly which closet upgrades are most worth your while.
Make your first move toward ensuring you have enough of the proper hangars. Padded hangars for delicate items and heavy-duty wood hangars for tailored clothing will help all of your investments preserve their proper shape.
Capitalize on closet space and keep your clothes organized with these fundamental closet upgrades:
- Shelf dividers (to separate tops and sweaters)
- Stackable bins with pull-out drawers (resembling a dresser)
- Vertical hanging shelves (with clear ones providing the best view)
Put your best foot forward
You might prefer to keep your day-to-day shoes by the door so you can slide them on in a hurry. If that's the case, consider organizing out-of-season and formal-occasion shoes with:
- An over-the-door shoe organizer
- A slanted platform that allows you to easily see your entire collection
- Slim, stackable and clear shoe boxes
- A see-through vertical hanging shoe holder
Streamline your accessories
Women have purses and jewelry; men have ties. But both genders can benefit from:
- A mounted pegboard for jewelry and belts
- Vertical hangers (so purses don't lose their shape and ties are easy to see)
- Grouping similar items – gloves, scarves, socks – in wicker storage baskets
Finesse the details
Give your closet some flair with these finishing touches:
- Large canvas boxes to stow bulky or out-of-season items
- Labels to expedite your search-and-find missions
- A mirror to give your closet the style of a dressing area
- For the closets with windows - A new shade from Polar Shades. With sun sensing and motorized options you can protect your clothes from the fading of the sun from anywhere.
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