Hey there! I am here with a quick note regarding closet organization. I worked in two different homes this week to complete the same project. Closet organization. Here are a few tips on making your closet feel like the sanctuary it is meant to be….(On a side note, I am back from a quick trip to Paris with my girls and my mother (more on that later) and now it is back to business).
What’s with the wire racks?
First, wire racks are the norm for my area. Most of the homes that I visit have these builder grade wire racks in the closets. Many clients grumble about their wire racks. But just take a look at the closet above by Kelly Nan. She organized this closet so beautifully! Kelly’s use of the baskets tie the look together. One huge advantage of the wire racks? Wire allows the light to filter down through the shelves. If your shelves aren’t packed tightly, the light can make its way through the racks brightening up the space.
Once you have completed the task of culling through clothing and accessories, try to avoid the urge to fill all of the space in your closet. Consider high end department stores like Nordstrom. They don’t have racks and racks of stuff packed tight. No! Nordstrom knows something about space and psychology. Space is visually attractive. Space highlights the pieces that you love. If you are the person that likes to iron your clothes before you place them in the closet, you will find your clothes don’t get wrinkled from being packed tightly. Plus it is far easier to see what you have when you can flick through the rack with ease.
Another tip? Use boxes, baskets or canvas totes to store items that aren’t in season. Shop your house and find a few that match or are in the same color family. Maybe its time to make a small investment in a few new ones for the freshly arranged closet. (sell that handbag that you never once used to pay for them…?) Matching or coordinated storage goes a long way to making your closet more functional and visually appealing. Maintaining your organized space is far easier when everything has a place.
Finally, throw out the guilt when it comes to throwing things out! How many times did you hold on to an item that you really didn’t like just because you spent a lot of money on it? Don’t hold on! Get rid of anything that you don’t love. And don’t feel guilty! Think of the lucky person that gets your item next. Think about the person you are blessing with a beautiful piece of clothing that just wasn’t meant for you! It will free up emotional space in your heart and mind.
Next time I’ll tell you what I learned in Paris!!