Although getting your closet to an organized state can seem like a great challenge in and of itself, the real obstacle is often figuring out how to keep it that way. Having and maintaining organized closets can have a positive impact on your day-to-day life. It can also help influence cleanliness and organization throughout the rest of your Northern New Jersey home. Here we’ll learn some tips and tricks on keeping your closets tidy once you’ve achieved good closet organization.
Put Things Back Right Away
When you have clean laundry, a jacket to hang, or shoes to put away, put your items back in their places right away. This helps reduce and avoid the accumulation of clutter, and it helps you train yourself to develop this tidy habit. The act of throwing your coat over the back of a chair or piling your clean clothes on the floor of your closet can snowball until your room becomes covered in mountains of clothes.
Organize Your Items Strategically
Technically this should be done during the organization phase of things, but it’s worth mentioning anyway. If you never got around to thinking of how you want your items in your closet organized, you should do that now. Store frequently used things where they can be easily reached to minimize time fetching them on busy mornings. Having the items you use daily or weekly easily accessible will also save you time and effort when putting them away. Use the higher shelves and storage areas for the things you rarely need access to.
Be Mindful Of What Goes In
One of the biggest culprits of closet clutter for North Jersey homeowners is that they use their closets as a junk drawer for the bedroom. When you have something you don’t know what to do with, just putting it in your closet can seem like an easy solution. However, using this storage tactic can have negative consequences. If this becomes a habit, before you know it your closet will be filled with a whole lot of things you might not even want. One tip for maintaining good closet organization is to be mindful of what you put into your closet, and make sure you’re only storing things you want or need.
A custom-built closet is the best way to achieve maximum closet organization. Since the system is designed and built around your individual needs, the end product is a perfect fit every time. For a free in-home estimate and design consultation, call Closet & Storage Concepts of Northern New Jersey today!
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