A small walk-in closet can be a challenge to organize. It may look small, but you can make the most of it by following a few tips to help maximize storage in your walk-in closet. If you aren’t sure where to start, try these tips out and see what works best for you.
Use the Space Above your Clothes
The empty wall space above the clothes can help the closet look more spacious. Purses may be neatly hung on the closet rod using hooks. As a bonus, this method prevents the handles from being damaged. You can also Install hooks to hang hats and other small items to make your closet look more spacious. For other accessories like scarves and belts, try installing a sliding organizer on the inside of your closet door.
Remove all items from your closet that are not clothes or accessories
One of the most important things you can do to make your home more organized is to get rid of things that don’t belong in your walk-in closet.
It’s easy to get carried away when you’re trying to store everything but remember: You don’t want your closet to be so full that it’s hard to find what you need when it comes time to put on your shoes or grab an extra pair of pants. You also don’t want it so empty that there’s nowhere to put anything because you’ll end up with piles of stuff on the floor.
To make the most of a room, it’s not enough to fill up the closet. Removing things like cleaning tools or toys that don’t belong in your walk-in closet will help keep things organized and ensure everything has a place.
Keep your clothes clean and smelling fresh at all times
Keeping your clothes clean and smelling fresh is key to keeping them organized. There are several ways you can go about this:
Protect with Essential Oils
If you have an essential oil diffuser, you may use it to keep insects and dust mites away from your clothing by diffusing the oil into the air. They will also maintain a pleasant aroma thanks to the oils.
Invest in a Dehumidifier
A dehumidifier will assist in the prevention of mold and mildew, both of which can contribute to unpleasant odors in garments. It is essential to choose one that has a water collecting mechanism so that condensation does not form on the inside of it, which would make the situation much more difficult.
Store with Baking Soda
Baking soda eliminates smells and stops insects from making their homes in your closet by eliminating breeding grounds. You might put some of it in a bowl or other container and place it inside each drawer, or you could even sprinkle it on the floor of your closet if you have one.
Adding a Mirror
You know that it can be hard to get the most storage out of a small space. Putting an extra large full body mirror in your closet can help solve this problem by making it look bigger. This is helpful if you don’t have much room to store clothes.
The best way to use mirrors is to put them above the clothes hangers to make the most of the space. It will also make it look like there’s more room for your clothes than there really is. If you don’t want to take up any wall space, try putting mirrors on the floor instead. They will still give the impression that they are bigger than they are.
Go for a chic, minimalist look in your wardrobe
Your closet will be more functional if you:
- Avoid clothes that are worn out and in need of repair.
- Get rid of anything that doesn’t fit or is worn out/torn.
- Try only to keep clothes you like to wear, even if it’s only an outfit or two for special occasions.
- Don’t buy new clothes just because someone else says they’re fashionable—buy them because it makes you feel good!
Install a Shoe Storage
If you are the type who takes shoes out of boxes, you should have a shoe storage unit in your wardrobe. A quality shoe rack will feature separate sections for various shoe sizes and types. This is a great way to ensure that your closet stays organized. Space savings are nice, but so is keeping your shoes in pristine condition for as long as possible.
Organize your wardrobe properly
Maximizing storage space involves more than stuffing everything you own into your closets. One method of doing so is to remove and divide up clothing and accessories.
This process can be as simple as hanging up shirts and pants or as complex as dividing shoes into seasonal categories. The goal is to make it easier for you to access what you need when you need it while keeping everything organized so that you don’t have to spend hours searching through a pile of clothes every time you want to get dressed.
Use vacuum storage bags for sweaters and other bulky items that take up too much floor space when folded into standard plastic hangers but could otherwise be stored upright against one wall using special racks designed just for this purpose.
Sort your items
You can make a small walk-in closet feel much more spacious than it is by being a little picky about what you keep in it and how you arrange it. Don’t hoard things you won’t use. Don’t hoard out-of-date garments in the hope that they’ll be able to be worn again at a later date or because they are “goods” that should be used. If it’s been more than two years since you last wore them, they won’t be worn again. To make your closet look less cluttered, donate or sell these items.
Now that we’ve learned these tips, I hope we get to make the most of this small but surprisingly functional space. The key is to plan before going into your closet and getting overwhelmed by how many things you have. Once you have a plan, you can tackle them one at a time to turn this mess into something much more useful, organized, and efficient.