16 expert tips for an awesomely organized closet
January is the time for resolutions. But instead of resolving to run a marathon, commit to doing something easier and a bit more practical: whip that closet into shape. You know it’s time.
To the rescue is Personal Spaces by Delivery Limited, a specialized service from Dallas’ premier relocation and storage company. Expert organizers can help transform any residential space into a model of efficiency.
“The objective of Personal Spaces is to make any space better, whether it’s a closet, kitchen, office, child’s room or even a place for pets,” says Beth Barrett, president and CEO of Delivery Limited.
The professional organizers at Personal Spaces have some tips for making that closet work harder:
- The 20/80 rule: Most of us wear 20 percent of our clothes 80 percent of the time, so your closet should reflect this. Start by turning all the hangers backward over the rod; as you wear a garment, turn its hanger the proper way. After a couple of months, you will see what you’re wearing and what you’re ignoring.
- Wire hangers can leave a crease and stretch the shoulders of your clothes. Invest in something better.
- Jeans can hang or fold easily on a shelf.
- T-shirts can be controlled by folding and rolling so you can read what’s on the shirt. This also saves room in a drawer.
- Sweaters should be folded over on an L-shaped hanger or folded neatly on a shelf.
- Ties can be rolled in a drawer.
- Belts can hang on special belt hangers or rolled in a drawer.
- Bras need to lay flat to keep their shape.
- Boots look better with boot-shapers; rolled-up magazines stuffed inside will work.
- Shoes should or organized by dressy and casual.
- Purses can be stored in something clear so they can be seen but kept dust-free.
- Color-code your clothes to find your garment faster and make your closet look fabulous.
- Sweaters ought to be cleaned, stored and protected at the end of the season.
- After dry cleaning, immediately take off plastic bags and let your clothes breathe.
- Clear storage ensures you can see everything in your closet.
- Maximize space by using walls, doors and vertical space for efficiency.
The specially trained Personal Spaces consultants act not only as space organizers, but also as personal shoppers, recommending and buying items that will make the space more useful or comfortable.
“Often clients who move to new homes want input on organizing a closet, kitchen or garage, or they need help handling the care of such things as personal items, delicate objects and the personal shopping that might accompany reorganization of certain areas,” Barrett says. “The common characteristic is that the space and contents are very special and personal to their owners.”