How to Organize Your Walk-in Closet

A walk-in closet can be a boon or a bane, depending on how it’s used. Is yours a glorified dumping ground, cluttered and crowded? If so, you may have trouble finding what you need. Here, we offer some organizational tips to help you make your walk-in closet a dream of orderly efficiency.  

  • Create a place for everything, and put everything in its place. When you know where everything goes, it’s easy to keep everything well-organized and easy to find. Accessories like shoes, belts, ties, and even jewelry can be easily managed when given their own compartments, drawers, or hooks. Features like tilt-out baskets can maximize your space while providing convenient storage options.  
  • Use all of your available space. Corners and vertical space are often wasted, but when you utilize them, you’ll be amazed by how much additional storage you’ll find. Corner shelves are a good option, but a corner carousel is extremely useful – providing 360 degrees of storage for hanging clothes. Installing shelves all the way to the ceiling ensures that you use every inch of space, and storing items in clear bins on those high shelves makes it easy to keep track of everything.  
  • Make sure your closet makes sense for you. The coolest gizmos and gadgets are not helpful if they don’t suit your space or efficiently house your belongings. Go for practical over trendy, taking inventory of what you need to store before investing in storage solutions. It may be that high and low bars for hanging clothes are practical for your purposes, or you may be better off using wide horizontal shelves or drawers. There’s no wrong answer in closet organization, the most efficient solution varies depending on what’s best for you.  
  • Take advantage of custom options. Today, custom closet solutions can make it easy to create the closet of your dreams. No matter what you’re trying to store, there’s an option that will simplify the process. Combining built-ins with adjustable shelves and racks, installing seating and utilizing bins, baskets, and specialty storage features can ensure that your closet is clutter-free and easy to navigate.  

At Bay Home and Window, we offer custom-designed closet systems. Our expert designers use state-of-the-art 3D design software and will inventory your needs to create a personalized and decluttered space. To learn more or Bay Home and Window, or schedule a free in-home consultation, call (925) 264-6746.  

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