Tips for Building a More Organized Closet
Are you growing tired of the limitations of your closet? Running out of room or becoming frustrated by the lack of organizational options? These are all common closet-related frustrations for homeowners, but with the high cost of renovation, often times homeowners just deal with their closets. However, there are some steps that you can take to improve your closet space without breaking the bank. One of the best ways to do so is to build, or add, some organizational features to your closet.
At Harkraft, closets are one of our many home project specialities. For over 50 years we’ve been tackling closet projects for homeowners in the Twin Cities, and over that time we’ve learned some cost-effective tips to improve your closet organization. Here’s a list of a few of them.
Most closets will only feature a standard bar for hanging clothes. Some, feature a simple single shelf over the bar that offers some storage capability. If you want to boost your organization in your closet, add some more shelves!
Shelving allows for you to take advantage of the vertical space in your closet. You can do a number of things to improve organization with shelving. Looking to store shoes? Install a wood, laminate, or wire shelf or two in the bottom of your closet. For sweaters, blankets, and storage bins, place some shelves on top of your hanging rod. Using the shelves, you can even make little wire cubbies to store linens, socks, underwear, or other small clothing items.
Best yet, building shelves yourself is a very easy DIY project. Especially if you choose to use wire shelves.
Utilize Your Doors
The doors of your closet offer you plenty of surface area to build on organizational features. You can install hooks, light wire baskets, or even shallow shelves. Your closet door is a great place to organize objects that you will want quick and easy access too, that aren’t terribly heavy. Some of the items that you can hang or store on your doors include:
Hang a Second Closet Rod
Depending on how much room your left for yourself when you added shelves, and how high your closet space extends, adding a second, or even third, closet rod. Hanging multiple closet rods requires some strategic spacing. For some closets, you can hang two full length rods equidistant from one another, or, by installing two or three smaller rods that are attached to shelving units. The latter is a system that allows you to divide your closet into distinct organized compartments.
Organized compartments are great if you have a wide array of clothing, or if you’re sharing a closet. The different compartments allow for personalized hanging for each person using the closet for optimal organization.
Install a Sliding Pants Rack
A sliding pants rack can really work great if you go with a compartment style closet style. Pants racks can fit in the space between where your clothes drape down and the floor of the closet. Some homeowners choose to stack their pants on shelves, but a sliding pant rack allows for easier access and prevents your pants from creasing and becoming wrinkly.
Create a System of Wire Drawers
If you have an extra 8-14 inches on either side of your hanging rod, you can create a vertical system of wire drawers that will give you closet a functional dresser of sorts. Wire drawers are cheap, sturdy, and easily assemble yourself. A wire drawer system can store many of the things that you store in a typical dresser, including:
- Exercise gear
Explore Closet Projects With Hakraft
By taking some of the steps we’ve reviewed here, you can transform your current closet into a highly-functional and organized closet. Looking for a more custom and flexible closet makeover than we detailed here? Take a look at some of the work we’ve done it the past for idea. We’ve done all sorts of closet projects for homeowners, including master closets, mudrooms, pantries, and more.
Contact us today to get started on your next closet project today!