Get the Most Out of Your Closet Space

No matter the size of your apartment or home, it’s always a good idea to do everything you can to get the most out of the storage space. In Arcadia Run, our luxury apartments provide walk-in closets, a feature that is nearly unheard of in other apartment developments.  But, even with these massive closets, there are still ways to optimize the space inside.

But, before you begin to reorganize your closet, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

First things first, go through your closet and storage bins to find out what you really need.  There’s no reason to keep clothes that no longer fit or that you won’t wear.  Donate them, share them with friends, or consign them to free up more room.

Next, pack away anything that’s out of season.  Short-sleeved shirts and sundresses may be taking up the space where sweaters and coats could be hanging.  Once the season changes, go through your clothing again and restart the process.

After you’ve gone through your items and found what you do and don’t need, the next step is to prioritize items.  The things you use the most should be the easiest to get to.  These items should be in plain sight and are typically positioned in the middle of your closet.  Things you think you will use less often, like shoes you don’t wear everyday, can be placed near the bottom.  And, the items that you never use or won’t be wearing until the next season can go to the top.

Dividing your closet, or any other storage space for that matter, in this manner will help you to maintain its neatness.  You won’t be digging for lost clothing and when you need something, you’ll know exactly w­­here it is.

A way to create this type of organization is to get creative with shelving units.  You might not find the dream unit that fills your closet perfectly, but you can certainly create one using multiple pieces.  Different sized and shaped cubbies or boxes will help with prioritizing your items, while keeping everything in proper place.

And finally, if you’re feeling really ambitious, make finding something in your closet even easier by color coordinating the items. This is especially helpful if trying to put together an outfit or looking for a particular colored blouse.  However, this takes time and dedication or it will quickly lose order.

Maybe most importantly, closets should be treated just like any other room.  By making it a priority to keep it organized, like you would a kitchen or living room, you’ll save yourself time and hassle when looking for clothes.  Getting dressed in the morning has never been easier!