Figure Out How to Choose A Closet Organizer

April 5, 2019 Off By Matt Allan

Whether your house has a ton of very large and useful closets, or you have an older house without a single built-in closet, you are probably going to have to decide at one point or another how to make your closets as functional as possible. The best way to accomplish this is by finding a suitable closet organizer, and then going through the task of organizing your belongings to fit your newly designed and organized storage space. For some people this is an easy task, for others it’s a chore.

Once you’ve decided to go ahead with the closet organizer project, just what kinds of things do you need to think about when you are doing the planning? The goal is to end up with a useful and effective storage space that you can easily store and access your belongings. We’re going to cover the main points that you should think about before jumping right in:

Closet Purpose – figuring out the purpose of the closet will help you decide what sort of closet organizer you need to look for. If you are storing a lot of similar, larger items, (linens) you can get away with larger compartments, whereas storing lots of small things of all different types (office supplies) requires more and smaller compartments and drawers etc.

How Big the Closet is – we are not all blessed with super size walk-in closets in every bedroom, and conveniently sized pantries just off the dining room. Yes, sometimes we have to compromise. Just make sure that you design your closet with an appropriate amount of free space that you can easily get to items, as well as put them into and remove them from your storage space. Spaces which store seasonal items can usually get away with a little less breathing room, whereas closets that are used daily should have plenty of room so things don’t start piling on top of each other.

Price point – take a look at how much money you have, and how much you should really invest into your storage. If you are renting or may move, then may want to spend a bit less on a portable system that you can take with you. However, if this is your dream house and you want to make it perfect in all possible ways, then consider a custom built in solution that will house everything you need to store.

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.

These are the important things that you need to consider before moving from the planning stage to the building stage. Once you’ve gotten through them though, you’re probably ready to get shopping, or alternatively, call a closet design company who will take your ideas and decisions into account and design a closet organizer that makes the most efficient use of your closet possible. What ever type of organizer you end up with – a modular DIY system, or a custom designed built-in solution, there is no doubt that you will truly enjoy the your new found de-cluttered lifestyle.

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