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 storage 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 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.
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 available, 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.
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.
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.