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Elements of a Functional Closet

By csc-admin - August 31st, 2015

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At Closet and Storage Concepts, we love to help clients sort out their closets and help them get organized. Functional closets often have certain elements in common. We’ve compiled them so you know what to expect when you create your personalized closet space. It is so important to have a closet system in place that is functional for your unique needs, or you risk not using your closet system and accumulating clutter.

A Place for Everything

Having a place for everything is key for a functional closet space. In order to create this space you’ll need to take into account your items and what your closet will be used for. For example, reach-in and walk-in closets will likely need rods at varying heights for items such as dresses, pants, and sweaters. In a laundry or linen closet, you will want to address shelf heights for cleaning products and linens.

Details

This piggybacks off the first point, but to create the most functional closet storage space, the details matter. You need to make sure you have enough room to walk around, or even allow for a sitting area if you desire one in your walk-in closet. You may even need to make sure the closet layout makes the most sense for who will use it. A child’s closet and organization area will need to be closer to the ground so they can be used. Even garage closet systems or entryway closets can benefit by paying attention to the details to really maximize the efficiency of your closet. Carefully paying attention to all of the details can even help to carve out a bit more storage space in your home.

Pretty Pairings and Time

Putting in the time and effort, especially when planning, will be necessary as you create a functional closet system. It is best to allocate plenty of time to do a clean out and to properly plan the most efficient layout. Giving yourself plenty of time to plan will help you hone in on key areas of your closet and create a place for everything. In addition, it will make sure that details don’t fall through. Need professional assistance? Don’t hesitate to reach out to your local Closet and Storage Concepts designer. They’ll help you through the entire process of creating a functional closet system, from properly measuring your space to the design of your closet system.

Many professional closet designers will also say to factor in decorative items when budgeting and planning to allocate for finishing touches such as paint, hardware, or other storage accessories. Functional closets also tend to incorporate unique design elements. These pretty pairings will help to give your closet a design you’re looking for, making you more likely to use it.

At Closet and Storage Concepts, we know how to help our clients create beautiful, stylish, and functional closets. Call us today to schedule your free, in-home estimate.

Beach Trip Organization

By csc-admin - July 21st, 2015

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Beaches are a popular summertime location, whether it’s your local beach, or cross-country to more tropical destinations. Preparing for a beach trip may seem like a nightmare, but luckily at Closet and Storage Concepts we try to help you stay organized both in your home and out. Here are some ways to stay organized for your trip to the beach.

Prepare: Pack Right

Before you head out, make sure you’re prepared by packing the essentials. Look up the weather to determine appropriate attire and packing essentials. In many cases you’ll want to bring along sun gear (sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats), reading material, beach toys, and of course snacks.

Rather than sticking all of your items in a crazy manner into your car, consider packing them in tote bags or plastic bins. Not only will it make disembarking from your car easier, it will keep your car a whole lot neater too. For more car organization tips check out our car organization tips. If you’re going for a longer beach trip, consider splitting your luggage into various compartments with the help of storage packing cubes. Use re-sealable plastic sandwich bags, to keep small items together such as electronic cords or hairbands. Then pack these into your larger tote bag or suitcase.

If you’re having trouble finding items it may be time to invest in your storage. Take the time and effort to get organized before you leave for your trip. Purge clothes you no longer wear as you pack, toss any expired items as you prepare snacks, and evaluate your storage needs. Storage systems are key to packing easily and efficiently before a trip and even help away from home. Organizing your closets (including the hallway closet) or your mudroom is particularly important for the summer season to make summer activities like camps or swim lessons a breeze.

Once you’ve reached your destination, don’t forget to take a breather – you deserve it.

On the Road & At the Beach: Stay Organized

All your hard work at home to help your family stay organized should pay off while you’re away. Be sure to pack containers and other items away neatly to make going home easier. A list of the items that you brought with you, or pictures of them on your phone, will help to make sure you don’t leave anything behind.

Back At Home: The Pack Down

The last thing you’ll probably want to do after a family outing is all the clean-up. See where that organization in the beginning of your trip comes in handy? With designated storage areas and labels to encourage you, clean-up will go much more smoothly so you’ll be ready for sleep and rest sooner rather than later! Clean out any last remnants of sand before tucking them away and pack your beach bucket or tote in a designated area so it’s ready for the next beach run!

At Closet and Storage Concepts we want you enjoy your summer. Get and stay organized to make the most of it! If you need help getting your storage in order to pack easily, don’t hesitate to call your local Closet and Storage Concepts design associate to start creating a home that’s organized for life!

Photo by Michael Hull, under Public Domain through Creative Commons License Zero (CC0 1.0).

10 Summer Wardrobe Items Every Woman Should Own

By csc-admin - June 26th, 2015

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With a new season comes a new look. If you’re struggling to find pieces to wear with the warmer weather, Closet and Storage Concepts is here to help. We want to help you create a closet you love, and that includes the clothes in them! Consider adding any of these items to your wardrobe and removing any old and out of date items for increased style for you and your closet.

  1. Sunglasses

With the increasing sunshine, now’s a great time to find the perfect shades. Whether you’re after an aviator or a cat eye, protect your pieces with the proper storage. Sunglasses protect your eyes; do the same for them by treating them with care. On the go, choose a soft-shelled case to store in your handbag or in the car. At home, you can opt for custom storage, especially if you have a larger collection that you want to protect.

  1. Jean Jacket

Jean jackets are a classic summer staple and are available in a variety of styles and washes, so you’ll be sure to find one that fits your needs. Denim is versatile enough that it can be dressed up or down, and it’s great for covering up during cool summer evenings.

  1. Sneakers

A good pair of sneakers is the perfect way to appeal to the casual vibes of summer. Choose classic Chuck Taylors or a trendy slip-on variety such as Toms; the possibilities are nearly endless. If you’re not a sneaker gal, consider a versatile sandal instead. To house your shoes, consider over-the-door units, or shoe racks in your entryway or garage. Adjustable shoe racks are a great way for your closet to transition with you.

  1. Scarf

A summer scarf helps to add a bit of interest to jeans and a tee shirt. Scarves are also perfect if you need a cover up to protect against the sun, and you can even use them as makeshift blankets for spontaneous summer picnics! Opt for materials in linen or cotton versus wool. Use, or make, a scarf hanger to keep scarves in their place.

  1. Sundress

Sundresses are a quintessential item for summer. Like the denim jacket, sundresses are also versatile enough to be dressed up for work or down for a summer barbeque. With endless styles, cuts, and patterns you’re likely to find an option that’s perfect for you.

  1. White Tee

Switch out your darker palette in favor of a lighter one this summer, starting with your tee shirts. Replace long sleeves with short or sleeveless options to reflect the change in the weather. For a little spice, consider a classic striped option that will give your wardrobe a characteristically summery nautical look. Take this opportunity to purge any tops that no longer interest or fit you.

  1. Jean or Khaki Shorts

A great pair of shorts should see you through multiple summers. Jeans or khakis are a great material to look for, and can be mixed and matched with a variety of items, including many that can be found on this list. They can also be used as transitional pieces.

  1. Nude Nail

The nude nail is great in all seasons, but can look particularly good in the summer months, especially as your skin tans up a bit. If you have a bit of a crazy nail collection, look to organize your bathroom with under-the-sink options, or even try storing your polishes in over-the-door shoe holders.

  1. Swimsuit

If you’re planning a beach trip this summer, you’ll probably need a swimsuit. Be sure to check if you really need that cute new bikini, or if you already have one that might have been stored away for the winter. Once you bring out your swimsuit, be sure to store away winter items like coats, sweaters, and turtlenecks for next year.

  1. Strappy Heels

We listed a casual shoe choice above, but a formal option like a strappy heel in a bright or nude color is a classic summer staple for your wardrobe. Heels can be paired with a number of items on this list, from a t-shirt and shorts to a sundress. Use proper storage and organization solutions to keep your heels in good condition.

Need a closet makeover? Give Closet and Storage Concepts a call today. We can’t wait to help you create a place for every piece including your summer staples.

Photo by Maegan Tintari, used under Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 2.0).

The Transitional Closet & Wardrobe

By CSC - February 24th, 2015

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This time of year becomes difficult in many places around the country as it is not warm enough to tuck away the thick knits, and it’s definitely not warm enough to go sans sleeves. As your wardrobe transitions, your closet should too. An organized closet will save you time and sanity, as it will seamlessly fit into your lifestyle. Here are some tips on how your wardrobe, and closet, can play nice with the seasons.

Layer Up

Layering is crucial when between two seasons as you’ll have to be prepared for varied weather reports. Lightweight jackets and coats are good when transitioning from winter to spring, and even from summer to fall. They’ll offer a bit of protection and warmth and can easily be shed if it gets too warm. Scarves are also ideal transition pieces as they come in a variety of materials, styles, and prints that can fit into any season or personal style.

Your closet’s design can follow suit. Lots of layers will be the key to having an organized closet system. Different layers for pants, shirts, dresses, boots, shoes, and everything in between will make sure you have easy access to your whole wardrobe.

Easy Reach

To be prepared for anything you need options. You’ll need access to even more options than when you’re settled into a season, so don’t condemn your chunky knits to the basement or under the bed storage just yet.

With your closet system, you can utilize pull out storage and racks. Try a retractable valet rod, which is a great way to plan ahead for tomorrow. Pull out shoe racks are also quite common as they allow you to make the most of your space, while neatly concealing them away when needed. When using up every inch of your closet, keep the essentials at eye level with the less significant pieces farther up or down from your line of sight. Blouses, t-shirts, pants, or skirts (items you wear most often regardless of the season), should be closer at hand. Items that will be used in the upcoming season should also be closer at hand.

Phase Out

Transitioning your wardrobe will often mean phasing out pieces that won’t be needed and bringing in pieces that will see more wear in the upcoming season. As you are doing this, it will be an optimal time to start cleaning out your closet so you’re ready for the next year. Be prepared to donate pieces that haven’t seen the light of day for longer than you can remember. Say goodbye to pieces that don’t fit. Think of this as a way to make room for new pieces rather than a complete toss out, especially if you’re tight on space.

Make transitioning a breeze as your closet changes with you. Custom closet systems can help you achieve the look and organization you need in your home. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us so we can help you achieve your dream home today!

4 Incredibly Cool Themed Kid’s Closets and Storage

By CSC - February 12th, 2015

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At Closet and Storage Concepts, we love crafting custom solutions for our clients’ homes. Often, this centers around spatial and storage needs, but we also get to tackle some incredibly creative design projects. Some of our favorite projects of this type center on the kid’s room, where designers are often able to really let their imaginations run wild in concocting something unique and whimsical. For this post, we’ve collected four of or favorite kid’s room closets and storage solutions, all of which focus on innovative and imaginative design. Read on to find some inspiration for your child’s bedroom, and contact Closet and Storage Concepts for all of your home storage needs!

A Closet For The Perfect Princess Room

For many young girls, the princess room is a true dream come true. In the example linked above, you can see a few incredible touches, including a gorgeous carriage turned into a bed; however, we’re mainly intrigued by the beautiful castle-themed closet rising up in the background. Although on the inside you’ll find a standard home closet, the stunning façade demonstrates just how imaginative you can get with your closet design. In this case, not only are you turning a traditional closet into a highlight of the room, you’re able to do so while really tying the room’s themed together.

A Telephone Booth Closet For A Superhero Room

For as many young girls that want a princess room, there are surely just as many boys hoping for a superhero hideaway. This incredible DIY room gets everything right, from the uber cool framed comic book covers to the Bat Signal painted on the wall. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that our favorite touch is the telephone booth closet. Perfect for changing from your Clark Kent getup to your Superman duds, this custom closet is a great example of just how creative you can get with your child’s closet.

Storage For A Video Game Fanatic

This entry may not be a closet, but it’s still an example of an inspired storage solution for a kid’s room. For any video game fanatic out there, it doesn’t get much more classic than the original Super Mario Bros. This shelving system has been made to mimic the iconic look from that first game. Showcasing the brick blocks and item power-ups found throughout the Mario series, this shelving system would be a great way to declutter your child’s messy video game trove. Perfect for tying a game themed room together, this Mario shelving is sure to make a big statement in your home.

Sports Lockers For Your Budding Athlete

For every young sports fanatic, nothing quite signals an oncoming game like opening up your locker and pulling out your jersey. This cool locker themed closet is ideal for your little Michael Jordan, and is sure to keep his or her interest piqued in their favorite sport. For an easy way to add a bit of flair to your little athlete’s bedroom, consider something personal like this fun locker closet!

No matter your spatial and design needs, Closet and Storage Concepts is sure to have what you’re looking for. Call us today and get started on the road to an organized home!

 

 

De-Cluttering Your Home for the New Year

By CSC - January 9th, 2015

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Happy New Year! Here at Closet and Storage Concepts, the New Year is always a busy time for us. Because so many homeowners make organization a major resolution moving into January, we tend to find ourselves working with clients to get their homes’ in tip-top shape for the year to come. In the spirit of this, we’ve put together a few tips for getting your home better organized this month, so that you can start the New Year off right. Read on to find out more, and remember to contact Closet and Storage Concepts to find out how we can upgrade all of your home storage needs!

Consider Downsizing

Everyone may say they love the holiday season for the intimate family gatherings, or the quiet reflection time it tends to afford. But if we’re being honest, the presents sure do help. As nice as it is to receive a gift from a loved one, you have to keep in mind that you’re adding even more clutter to your home or apartment. To start the New Year, consider downsizing some of your collections. If you picked up a new winter jacket, it’s likely the right time to donate the old one you seldom use any longer. The same goes for media collections or sports items. Although it’s always hard to part with your things, remember that an organized home always leads to a better-organized life!

Banishing The Christmas Decorations

It happens every year: now that Christmas is passed and you’re back to work, there’s a scramble to box up and put away all of your seasonal decorations. Whereas last year you threw everything in a box and shoved it wherever you could find space in your closet, this year consider taking some time to organize, label, and properly store your holiday decorations. Not only will it make next year’s decorating that much easier, but buy starting the year off with an organizational purpose you’ll have a better chance of carrying that spirit over to the rest of 2015.

Tackle The Kid’s Room

If you’re a parent, there’s a very good chance your children received a number of new toys, clothes, and other presents. Now that they’ve had some time to play with their new items, make sure you take the time to reorganize their rooms. With an influx of new toys, you can likely find a number of items ready for the donation pile. Even if your child isn’t ready to part with last year’s goodies, make sure to start 2015 right by organizing their closet from top to bottom. By doing this, you’ll be able to get a handle on the mess that can be a child’s room while also teaching important organization and life lessons.

Upgrade Your Storage System

Sometimes, simply reorganizing your home isn’t enough. For a New Year’s resolution, why not commit to finally updating your outdated storage system? Whether it’s a new master closet, a better-designed pantry system, or garage shelving that actually works for you, Closet and Storage Concepts is here to help you find a solution for your home. We’ve worked with countless clients looking to start the new year with a more organized life, so we have the experience necessary to craft the perfect storage system for your individual needs. If you’re in the market for a new home storage solution, make sure to contact Closet and Storage Concepts today!

Reasons To Be Thankful For An Organized Home Over The Holidays

By CSC - November 26th, 2014

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We’re just a day away from Thanksgiving, and everyone at Closet and Storage Concepts couldn’t be happier. We’re thankful for many things, but we’re most thankful for the amazing customers we get to craft incredible custom storage solutions for. With the number of holidays just around the corner, now is a better time than ever to consider upgrading your home’s storage system in order to finally get your family good and organized. For this special Thanksgiving post, we’ve put together a list of reasons why you’ll be thankful for your incredible new closet system. Read on to find out more, and here’s wishing you and yours a happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at Closet and Storage concepts!

When Your Home Is Organized, You’re Able To Find What You Need

Let’s say you’re a few days away from Christmas, and Aunt Jeanie is just about to get into town. You know that if she doesn’t see the kids wearing those oversized Christmas sweaters she gave them last year, she’s sure to have her feelings hurt. In most households, in can take hours trying to track down the things you’ve shoved into the back of a closet, out of sight and out of mind. In a well-organized home featuring innovative closet systems by Closet and Storage Concepts, you’ll have those sweaters out and on the kids before she even gets off the plane. The same goes for holiday decorations and home décor; the better designed your storage system is, the easier it will be to pull everything out when the holiday season rolls around.

You’ve Got to Hide Those Toys Somewhere

If your family is anything like ours, as soon as December comes around the kids are already poking around the house trying to find their hidden presents. It’s been a childhood tradition for as long as any of us can remember, and there’s nothing more disappointing than knowing your little one already knows that new bike is coming before the big day. One of the many benefits of a robust closet system is the sheer amount of space you have to tuck things away. We always extoll the virtues of being able to find everything as easily as possible, but there are also those times when having a developed storage system gives you even more options to keep things out of sight. Trying to keep Junior from discovering that new train set? With a custom Closet and Storage Concepts storage system, we bet you’ll be able to find plenty of places to stash away all your family’s gifts.

Holiday Dinners Just Got Easier

At Closet and Storage Concepts, we not only build custom closets and entertainment centers; we’re also skilled in crafting incredible kitchen pantry solutions. What better time to be thankful for a well-organized pantry than Thanksgiving? With the huge influx of pantry items that tends to happen prior to whipping up your Thanksgiving fixings, you don’t want to be cramming even more items into your already over-stuffed pantry. A perfectly designed pantry will not only allow you to handle all of your Thanksgiving foodstuffs, it also makes it easier to buy early and in bulk in order to be better prepared for the holiday season. If that’s not something to be thankful for, we don’t know what is!

This holiday season, don’t let a disorganized home get in your way. Call Closet and Storage Concepts today to find out what a new storage system can do for your family!

Easy Halloween Costumes Pulled From Your Disorganized Closet

By csc-admin - October 29th, 2014

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If you’re the kind of person with a closet or two stacked to the brim with out of season junk, you likely spend most of the year trying to decide how to get your life reorganized. Here at Closet and Storage Concepts, we’re in the business of helping people just like you with new beautiful, custom storage solutions. There is, however, one time a year when our friends with cartoonish, overstuffed closets may have the last laugh – Halloween. For a slight change of pace this month, we’ve put together a list of a few quick and easy Halloween costumes you can pull off with things located in your disorganized closet. Read on to find out more, and as soon as the holiday has passed, contact Closet and Storage Concepts to start getting back on track with a well-organized life!

Joel (Tom Cruise) From Risky Business

If you’re the kind of person that doesn’t mind spending a few hours at a party in a pair of briefs, Tom Cruise’s character Joel from Risky Business is a great last minute costume you can likely pull straight from your overstuffed closet. The most famous scene from the movie features Tom Cruise is a men’s dress shirt, a pair of sunglasses, some tube socks, and your finest pair of tighty whities. This costume can work for either a man or a woman (ladies, feel free to pillage your husband’s underwear drawer), and anyone with a closet storage problem is sure to have at least a few of these items on hand.

Rosie the Riveter

Another classic costume that can be easily culled from your closet, Rosie the Riveter is almost as easy to put together as the Risky Business costume outlined above. First, dig through your disorganized closet for a pair of old jeans and a denim or dark blue work shirt. You’re already halfway there! Next, dive into your accessories drawer and pull out either a bandana or, even better, a polka dot scarf. Tie that bad boy around your head, put on some white Converse, and there you have it: a quick and easy Rosie the Riveter costume made up of only excess items in your closet!

Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz

This costume is perfect for the dog lovers out there that don’t want to leave Fido at home on Halloween night. If you’ve got an overflowing craft closet in your home, this costume will be a breeze to put together. Start by finding a simple blue dress, preferably gingham if you have it in your closet, as well as the brightest pair of red heels you have. Next, layer it over a white blouse. Dive into your craft closet and find that basket you’ve been hoarding since last Thanksgiving to carry your very own Toto around in, and voila: you’ve got a simple Dorothy costume pulled directly from your closet.

If All Else Fails, Grab a Sheet!

If you have a disorganized closet but still can’t find what you need for the costumes listed above, there’s always the ever-trusty white bed sheet. With a bed sheet at your disposal, there are all kinds of costumes you can make work. Have a pair of scissors? Cut out some eye holes and go as a ghost. If that sounds a bit bulky for you, simply tie the sheet around you like a toga and off you go. Happen to have a red sheet available? Tie it around your neck and suddenly you’re the most powerful super hero in the world. With a bed sheet and a bit of imagination, you’ll be on your way in no time.

When Halloween is over and you’re ready to start getting your home organized, contact Closet and Storage Concepts for any number of home storage solutions. Happy Halloween to everyone, and contact Closet and Storage Concepts today to get on the path to a more organized life!

The Biggest Benefits of a Well Organized Home

By csc-admin - October 20th, 2014

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Here at Closet and Storage Concepts, we’re experts when it comes to home storage solutions. Whether you’re in need of a new kitchen pantry or a better-organized garage, Closet and Storage Concepts is sure to have exactly what you’re looking for. Before you spring for a new home organizing system, you may be asking yourself, “Just what are the benefits of a well organized home?” Aside from the general aesthetics of a clean and organized space, there are a number of reasons why getting your home’s storage system in order will have a big effect on your life. We’ve put together a few of the biggest benefits of a well organized home, so read on to find out what a new storage system from Closet and Storage Concepts can do for you and your family!
Makes You Far More Productive
Most of us are so busy with the day-to-day activities family life requires that the rest of our time is at a premium. If your home is a disorganized mess, it can make that extra time you have that much less productive. If you work from the home, this point is even more salient: imagine the time you’ll save not having to look for that one item you need for twenty minutes. When your home is well organized, you’ll save tons of time completing tasks and projects because you won’t have to waste any time looking for this or that. Productivity tends to skyrocket in a well-organized space, and your home is no different from the office in that regard. If you can create a great storage system in your home, you’ll likely see your general productivity begin to climb.
Cuts Down On Stress
When you’re forced to spend forty five minutes trying to find your spare hair dryer, not only are you cutting into time you could be spending on other projects, you’re also creating a lot of unnecessary stress for yourself. There’s nothing more infuriating than looking for a single item for a long period of time, and it’s in these situations that we can often see stress levels start to shoot up. Not only does stress have a negative impact on your relationships with others, it can also be a detriment to your health. Imagine this scenario: rather than digging through your junk drawer to find your spare key, you know exactly where it is every time you need to use it. That’s a whole lot of stress suddenly caught from your day-to-day.
Great Effects On Your Family Life
This last point is tied to the prior two in some ways, but it’s still worth mentioning: a well organized home can have myriad positive effects on your family life. Not only will you be less stressed out and far more productive, but also those improvements will lead to better quality time with your family. If you don’t have to spend every morning digging through your son’s closet to find his rain gear, you’ll buy some extra time to sit together and have breakfast. Not only does an organized home get you more time to spend with your family, but it is also a great influence on your growing children, helping them to build habits that will benefit them for the rest of their life. If there’s a better reason to get your storage system in order than that, we sure can’t think of it.
Here at Closet and Storage Concepts, we’re always proud to help our customers get their home in tip-top organizational shape. Contact us today to start exploring the options available for your home!

Closet Organization Tips for Fall

By csc-admin - September 11th, 2014

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Now that summer is quickly becoming little more than a memory, it’s likely time to start prepping your home for the colder months. Here at Closet and Storage Concepts, we know that fall can be the perfect time to reorganize your closet, moving away from the short and summery clothing of July and August and into the down coats and ear muffs of November and December. While you’re going through the motions of winterizing your home, consider doing the same to your closet and storage spaces. We’ve put together a list of a few tips for organizing your closet for fall and winter, so read on if you’d like to get your wardrobe perfectly prepped for the dark days ahead.

Storing Out of Season Clothing

The first step whenever you’re rearranging your closet for a new season is to handle all of the clothing you won’t be wearing in the months ahead. Depending on the time of year, this might mean packing up your winter boots or stashing away the flip-flops. Going into fall, you’ll want to store your away all of your summer clothing and accessories, and in a manner that doesn’t interfere with your new organization system. A great idea is to pack up all of your out of season clothing into a suitcase you’re storing; this way, not only will your unused items be packed away, but they won’t take up extra storage space. Some families even keep closets specifically for out of season clothing. Be creative, but make sure you’re making space for the clothing you’ll actually wear in the colder months.

Know When To Hang Them, Know When To Fold Them

Fall and winter clothing includes some of the bulkier items in your closet, so making smart decisions about storage is paramount. Once you’ve switched out your summer clothing, start deciding which items you’ll be hanging up and which items are perfectly acceptable to keep folded. Coats and jackets will certainly require hanging, as will some of your work clothing, but items such as sweaters and jeans can easily be folded and stored on a closet shelf. Like everything else in your fall and winter closet, you’ll want to keep an organized system. We recommend keeping similar items together for ease of use, i.e. stacking all of your sweaters in one pile and your snow pants in another. Depending on the size of your closet and the amount of clothing you’re looking to store, decide which items should be hung and quickly accessible and which articles can be placed a bit more out of reach. By making these kinds of smart decisions with your closet, you’ll avoid a messy and unmanageable situation down the road.

Organizing By Function

When it comes to the colder months, it’s especially important to organize your closet by function. Due to the increased use of layering depending on that day’s weather, you’ll want to be able to quickly make up your outfit without having to dig around for long underwear or a rain jacket. Keep all of your daily use clothing together (shirts, skirts, etc.) and then arrange your outer layers by extremity. For instance, store all of your lighter jackets together, followed by winter coats and skiwear. If you organize your closet by function, you’ll have a much easier time finding the items you need as temperatures and events change daily. Its important to have a thoughtful organization system all year round, but especially so during the fall and winter when weather can be its most unpredictable.

If all else fails, it may be time to call Closet and Storage Concepts and begin the process of installing an affordable, easy to use new storage system. We won’t fold your summer clothes for you, but we’ll make sure to design a system that’s perfectly suited for your lifestyle and needs.

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