Upgrading Your Closet? What You Need to Know

July 20, 2016

Your closet holds everything. It keeps everything from your daily-use items to your occasional pieces in one place. From suits to your favourite dress to your favourite pair of trousers, your closet holds it all. When you’re upgrading your closet, it is time to go down memory lane and reorganize. Upgrading your closet is no easy task, and you have to ensure that your new closet is well-planned. It’s important to cleverly de-clutter an old closet, and plan for a new, organized closet in advance. There are two major milestones in the process of upgrading your closet: de-cluttering and organizing. Let’s discuss them both.

De-cluttering Old Closet

Before installing your new closet, you must be able to sort through your belongings in the old closet. To efficiently de-clutter your closet, you have to do the following:

  1.  Empty out everything to know your belongings and see what you can throw away. You should separate your belonging into three categories: keep, throw, and donate piles.
  2. For the items that are on the “keep” piles, create categories to separate them further (hats, accessories, dresses, and many more). After separating them, create sub-categories so that your items will be grouped further. To make things easier, also create a miscellaneous box for things that do not fit into any category.
  3. Ensure that all of your small items such as accessories, batteries, or pins are grouped together so that you won’t lose them when sorting through your other belongings.
  4. Actually throw and donate your unwanted belongings, and then clean the closet intensively. Uninstall the old closet and upgrade your closet after this last step.

Planning and Organizing Your New Closet

After installing your new closet, it is time to properly organize and plan your new space. To do this step effectively, you have to do the following:

  1. Measure and compare the space you will need for each item category. For example, one drawer for all of your socks.
  2. Colour code your hangers to make it easier when searching for a particular clothing category. You could also colour code your drawers for accessories, bags, and many others.
  3. Install a slanted plywood platform to put your shoes in order or get a hanging shoe shelf for easy access.
  4. Store your out-of-season items and rarely used items in boxes and then stack these boxes neatly in areas that are least visible. Make sure that you properly label each box so that you can them easily when needed.

If you would like to get more professional tips on organizing your closets or your home space, feel free to call us at 1-877-466-9255. OnWall Solutions is a Canadian spacing solution company that has extensive experience in helping Canadians manage their home space effectively. Our organization specialists will work with your needs to offer the best solution for you. We look forward to helping you to create an efficient and beautiful space so that you and your loved ones can enjoy a comfortable, clean, and organized home.