Even though our luxury apartments at Beacon on 5th are optimized with plenty of closet space, there are still some closet organization tips that can help you to make the most use of your closet, regardless of size. These tips can also help you to stay organized so you can find just want you need quickly. If you’ve ever been down on your knees digging through a mess on your closet floor for that perfect belt or matching shoe while running late, you know exactly what we’re talking about.
Here are some of our favorite closet organization tips to try!
1. Add Tension Rods
Tension rods are easy to add to closet space if you need more rods. This is an especially great idea for guys who aren’t hanging long clothes like dresses. By adding a tension rod about halfway down to the floor below your fixed closet rod, you can literally double your hanging space for clothes.
2. Use the Right Hangers
Let’s face it, not all coat hangers are created equal. For example, clothes tend to easily slip off some of the plastic-coated ones and end up on the floor. Felt-coated hangers solve this problem. Having felt hangers that are all the same size can also make it easier to see all your clothes. They come in various colors so you can color code your closet. For example, you can hang all your shirts on blue hangers and all your pants on green ones, and so on. You get the idea! Another option is to use vertical hangers that each hold multiple pieces of clothing, maximizing the space between your rod and the floor.
3. Use Boxes
Instead of having clothes, belts, purses, and scarves all jumbled up on your closet shelves, purchase some inexpensive open boxes to separate items by type. You can easily find these in a variety of colors, sizes, and price points made of materials like wicker, cloth, or wood. It’s a good idea to measure your shelves first to make sure you’re buying boxes that will fit correctly. To save money, you can make your own by covering old shoe boxes with contact paper. Before filling the boxes with your items, clearly label them so you never forget what’s in each one.
4. Take Advantage of the Door
The inside of your closet door can be an excellent place to add hooks for items that you use often like bath robes or jackets. You can use the type that simply hangs over the door or those that have easy-to-remove adhesive backings.
5. Get Shoes off the Floor
Organize your shoes in shoe racks or in plastic organizers that hang from the closet rod. This prevents them from taking over the floor space of your closet. If you have a huge shoe collection, try storing the ones you wear less often someplace else besides your closet, such as a divided organizer that fits under your bed.
If after taking the measures mentioned above to organize your closet, you find that you just have too many clothes and accessories, why not weed out some of the items you rarely or never wear? The general rule of thumb is if you haven’t worn it in the past year, then get rid of it. Some people even recommend doing this after a shorter period of six months. Identify items that no longer fit, are out of style, or need repairs that you will never find time to fix. Donate the gently used items to charity.
We Hope You’ve Enjoyed Our Closet Organization Tips!
Located in the beautiful mountains of Charlottesville, VA, Beacon on 5th Apartment Homes offers residents the ultimate luxury and convenience. You can choose from our studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom luxury apartments, all with extensive closet space. Schedule a tour today with one of our leasing professionals to start living your dreams at Beacon on 5th!