If you have small closets in your home, you’ve probably had a moment or two of feeling completely overwhelmed by the lack of space for your clothes, shoes, and accessories. We’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way. Below, we’re sharing a few common mistakes people make with their limited space and how to avoid them with closet solutions in the Bay Area.
The easiest way to make more space in any area is to remove the items that don’t need to be there. This is especially true when it comes to clothing, shoes, and accessories. Start by removing everything and go through your wardrobe, one piece at a time, to decide what deserves a coveted spot and what can be sold, donated, or trashed.
After you’ve got your clothing under control, it’s all the small things that will give you a headache. If your solution is to throw everything into a basket and call it a day, you’re making a mistake. Use hanging storage for sorting the small things. Specialty hangers can be used for things like scarves and belts. Bags can be lined up on a shelf. When everything is in its place, you’ll have a much easier time putting together outfits and you’ll spend less time dumping your accessory basket to find that one item at the bottom.
Keeping Items Out of Sight
When you’re working with a small space, you want to maximize every square inch. However, be thoughtful about what items you’re putting high up or in the back of the closet. It’s easy for those spots to become a black hole where you’ll leave items and forget you ever had them. Keep the things you need and use front and center. Use the higher shelves for seasonal storage. Keep those items in clear containers that are clearly labeled so you’ll always know where things are.
Having Too Many Organizational Products
How can this be true? Won’t more products equal more order? Not necessarily. If your entire space is filled with boxes, bins, and drawers, they’ll take up a lot of space and might do more harm than good. Those objects themselves will take up a lot of space and if they’re not being used to their full potential, that space will be wasted. Before buying any products, take an inventory of what you have and think carefully about how you want to showcase it.
Storage organization in the Bay Area can be tricky when space is at a premium. However, with a little time, effort, and planning, you can bring order to your home and make the best possible use of all the space you have.