How to Maximize Your Closet Storage

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IMG_3782_Copy__53988.1410209189.864.850Closets are an important part of the storage capabilities of every home. They are located not only in bedrooms, but in other places throughout the home depending on how the floor plan is designed. No matter how many closets you have, however, it makes sense that you will want to maximize every inch of space. Here are some ideas that will help you do that:

Assess Your Existing Space

Your first step in maximizing your closet space is to take an honest evaluation of how much space you have and how much you’re actually using. If you just moved in and have yet to place your things in the closet, the process will be similar. Your goal is to find a way to store all your things while not wasting any space. In some cases, you may be able to utilize the space inside your closet without adding anything extra. However, most closets are inefficient and there is a lot of wasted space that can be utilized.

Create More Space Vertically

If you determine that you definitely need to find more space inside your closet, one of the strategies you might want to employ is to create more storage opportunities within your closet by utilizing the vertical space. For example, if you have a closet with an unused wall, consider mounting shelves or even storage cubes on the wall. This will allow you to store items such as accessories, shoes, and even folded shirts, without using valuable floor space.

Use a Closet Organizer System

No matter what size your closet is, chances are pretty good you’ll benefit from making it more efficient. The best way to do this is to have a custom closet organizing system designed to not only fit perfectly in your space, but to also accommodate your exact needs. For example, hanging closet bars aren’t necessarily the most efficient use of space. Closet organizer systems use a combination of hanging bars, shelves, and other storage elements to deliver a personalized system.

Add Other Storage Elements

Besides organizer systems, there are other ways that you can increase your storage opportunities in your closet. In fact, they can be used no matter what condition your closet is in. Items such as storage cubes, storage bins, and even bookshelves can all be placed inside the closet to allow for extra storage. For example, you can easily store extra shoes, accessories, and clothes in plastic bins and stack them in your closet. You can also achieve the same thing by stacking storage cubes or even installing shelves.

There are certainly a lot of options for you to maximize your existing closet storage space and it makes sense to choose the options that are best for what you need. If you decide that installing a closet organizer system is the right approach for you, Gothic Cabinet Craft can help. Contact us for more information.