Monday, February 20, 2012

Design Tips: Closet Storage Ideas that work!

Nobody's closet is big enough. Isn't that one of the fundamental rules of the universe? No matter how much space you have, seems like there isn't enough of it. Is the back of the closet lost in some time-continuum warp that compresses the available space and makes everything a mess?

Even if you diligently de-clutter, clean and donate regularly, your neat stacks and rows seem to blow up a couple of weeks after you re-organize. So what can you do?

Closet organization companies are wonderful resources for maximizing your storage space but it can be a huge expense, especially if you have large closets. Ikea, Target and other stores have wonderful selections of useful storage systems as well.

Do-it-yourself options are very affordable and as are flexible and effective as a professional solution, depending on how much effort you want to put in.

Better Homes and Gardens' website recently published a wonderful article, "Our Favorite Walk-in Closet
Designs," and many of the ideas they shared will work for any closet, not just walk ins. Click here for the whole article!

Fabulous ideas from the article and pictured here include ideas for re-using cabinets and organizers that were designed for the kitchen or panty, using shadow boxes or bulletin boards on the backs of closet doors or at the sides of shelves to store jewelry, a
nd stacking hanging rods and shelves to maximize efficiency.

I prefer to keep things open and well lit. If you can easily keep track of boxes and closed bins, great, that is the neatest way to store items. But I find I lose things once they're boxed away. This can be a great option for seasonal storage, especially if you have a small closet.

Until next time!
-Elaine Bothe

Photos courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.

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