Many of you have probably made a list of your resolutions for the new year. Many of which, you have listed the year before but abandoned on the January 5, 2010. One of the most listed resolutions is to be more organized in your home.
The reason this is a tough resolution to abide by might be because many people do not know where to start. No worries though, I am here to help you carry on this resolution though out the whole year and beyond.
Many people treat their closet space as a place where you can hide your clutter. We've all had these moments where someone was coming over and we just shoved all the clothes we wore that week that were laying on the bedroom floor into that 2'x4' closet. However, a closet should be treated differently; think of it as an organizational tool. Ever if it is the smallest closet on earth, you should make every inch in it count. How, you might ask...
This "John Louis Home Standard Closet Shelving System" is a great closet organization system can be bought on Amazon or Target without breaking the bank. As you can see, the shelves go all the way up to the ceiling, thus maximizing the use to the space. Even though this is a small closet space, you can see that it fits a lot.
Use double rods to make extra room for short hanging clothes. Use boxes or baskets to store away smaller items such as socks and underwear. Baskets are also a great way to store handbags and flat or house shoes.
Here are some more examples of greatly organized closets:
Make sure that everything you own has a space to store it. Try to think about that when you are buying a new item, "Do I have somewhere to put it?" Try to only keep out the clothes and shoes you use most and store away the ones you don't use that often.
If you have the space and budget, I encourage you to invest in a good custom closet. It will make your life easier and keep the stress of clutter off your mind.
Do keep shoes of the floor. This means taking better care of your shoes and maximizing their life span. Also, label your boxes and baskets, it does make your life easier and just looks so much better.
It is not a big deal if your closet doesn't have doors. It would force you to keep things organized and would be an esthetic element in the room if done right.