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Closet Organizer Planning

by Matt Allan

Houses of all different sizes will inevitably have closets that you will want to use for storage. You will probably decide at one point or another that it’s time to organize your space, and make more efficient use of your stoage space. The best way to do this, is to do some planning, and find an appropriate closet organizer to fit your closet and your stuff.

So now that you’ve decided that you actually need some sort of organizer in your closet, how do you go about planning for it? You need to make sure that when you’ve finished the storage makeover you have an effective system for organizing and storing your belongings. In order to acomplish this, you need to think about a few different points:

Closet Function – try to decide exactly what you’re going to use the closet for before you start organizing or shopping for systems. An important point to remember is that one closet should have just one purpose, which is generally related to the area of the house it is located in – ie, close to the bathroom and bedroom could either be linens or bathroom supplies, whereas closet by the kitchen should be for food and cookware, or alternatively cleaning tools and supplies.

Available space – some closets will be the reach-in type, while others have the space to be classified as a true walk-in type. Depending on the space avaialable, you may have to tone down your expectations for a fabulous designer closet, or perhaps you will actually have the space for a closet fit to be featured on home and garden tv.

Budget – realistically look at your budget and figure out if you can splurge on a custom design that is perfectly suited to store all the items you have in mind, or whether you might have to downgrade and choose a more generic modular closet organizer that you assemble yourself.

Design – this is the point that combines all the previous points. Once you’ve answered all the previous questions, you will be much closer to deciding what the actual design of your closet is going to be. You still must figure out the material, color, and style though, so looking through some magazines devoted to storage solutions might be a good idea before you come to a final decision.

So now that you have an idea of what you should be thinking about before starting on a closet organizer project, I’m sure you will be a little less lost when it comes time to make a decision about the final design. Perhaps you’ll even feel brave enough to venture out to the building stores and try to pick up a modular system that once assembled looks like a much more expensive custom designed model. All the best in your closet organizer adventures.

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