If your master bedroom closet is a mess, you might find that putting away laundry or looking for an outfit in the morning are annoying tasks. If you have a walk-in closet, you probably have plenty of space for organizing and storing all of your clothing and accessories. The idea of organizing your messy closet might be overwhelming, but these fun ideas can help you get started.
Get Rid of Items You Don’t Use
The first step to organizing your master bedroom walk-in closet is to get rid of the stuff that you don’t use. Having unnecessary, unused items in your walk-in closet just takes up space and adds to the clutter. Plus, it makes finding clothing that you actually do want to wear that much more time-consuming.
Now is the time to grab the clothing that doesn’t fit anymore; you can sell it using an app like Poshmark or can donate it for a potential tax deduction. If you have clothing items that are damaged or worn out, consider using them for cleaning or crafting, or dispose of them. Once you get rid of items that you don’t wear or use, you might find that you have more storage space than you thought.
Put Away Items That Aren’t Worn Often
Once you get rid of the items that you never wear, you’ll need to address the stuff that you don’t wear very often. You might only get the chance to wear your formal dresses or tuxedo once or twice a year, for example. You might have sweaters and other winter clothing that you use when you travel, but you might not get a chance to wear these items too much in Phoenix.
There is really no reason for these items to be taking up valuable front-and-center real estate in your closet. Instead, tuck them away in a place where they’ll be kept safe and out of the way. Some items can be folded and stored in clothing storage bags and stashed on an out-of-the-way shelf in your closet. Hanging items can be hung up on a rod toward the back. Then, you’ll be able to easily access these items when you need them, but you will not have to worry about them being in the way on a day-to-day basis.
Install Extra Rods
Many closets only feature one or maybe two rods for hanging clothing. This is even the case with many walk-in closets. In many cases, though, installing additional rods just makes sense. The ceilings in many closets are high enough that two rods can be installed on the same wall, virtually doubling your storage space. If you have empty walls in your closet, rods can be added so that you will have even more room to hang up your pieces.
When you install these additional rods, you may want to put some thought into how you want to use them. You may want to have a dedicated rod -- or part of a rod -- where you hang up clothing for the next day or the next week. This makes it easy for you to put together outfits in your spare time so that getting dressed and ready for work is a breeze.
You may also want to come up with an organizational system for using your other hanging rods. If you share your closet with a spouse, for example, you will both probably want your own dedicated space. You can then dedicate different areas for workwear, clothing that you wear for a night out on the town and more casual pieces. Another idea is to separate your clothing by color so that it’s always easy to grab your favorite neutrals or to add a bright pop of color to your outfits.
Make Use of Shelves
Built-in shelving can be very handy for organizational purposes in your walk-in closet. After all, they can be customized to suit your closet and your needs. Shelves are great for storing shoes, purses, folded clothing and more. You can use them as-is, or you can add bins, baskets and other organizational tools to make even better use of your in-closet shelving.
You might find that you constantly run out of drawer space in your dresser, and having drawers installed in your walk-in closet is the perfect solution. If you don’t have a lot of floor space in your bedroom or if you’d like to use it for something else, you might even find that the drawers in your closet can replace your dressers.
Drawers can be used for stashing T-shirts and undergarments. Deeper drawers are great for storing sweaters and other bigger, bulkier pieces. You can even use the deeper drawers for storing sheets and other linens.
You may choose to leave some of the drawers as they are so that you can store bigger pieces. For drawers where you’ll be stashing smaller items, you can use dividers. These make it easy to organize your drawers, see everything that is in each drawer with ease and grab what you want without disrupting everything else that’s stored inside.
When dealing with scarves, belts and other items that can be tough to display and store, consider installing hooks in your walk-in closet. They can be added in areas where there might not be much room for other organizational tools, and they’re handy for all sorts of purposes.
Put In a Shoe Rack
There are various ways that you can store shoes in your closet, but one of the best is to use a shoe rack. If you have a lot of shoes and want to keep them safe, clean and easy to reach, a shoe rack will help you make sure that your shoes never end up lost or scuffed again.
Organizing your master bedroom walk-in closet is well worth the time, money and effort. At Dream Closets, we can talk to you about your goals for your walk-in closet and can take a look at the space that you’re working with. Then, we can use a 3D software program to come up with a design that will be perfect for you. In no time, your closet will be more organized than ever, so you won’t have to worry about being embarrassed by the mess or not being able to find the perfect outfit on a busy morning.