Giving Your Closet a Springtime Redesign
Up your closet game with these tips from interior designer Joanne Palumbo, Allied ASID, at California Closets.
Cleaning and organizing seem synonymous with the springtime – and oh, so overwhelming! But it doesn’t have to be, if you have a closet that’s built for organization. If you’re in the mood for a revamp, consider these helpful tips for redoing your closet from interior designer Joanne Palumbo, Allied ASID at California Closets.
Where to start
Purge! Take an inventory of what you have and create two piles: one for donations, and one of items to keep.
If the idea of doing this on your own seems overwhelming, consider hiring someone to do it, like the company Fitz (www.yourfitz.com).
Planning it out
The goal is to be able to see everything in your closet so you can access it easily and save time in the morning.
• Dresses: Measure your longest dress and make sure you have the space to hang them.
• Pants and Shirts: Just like with the dresses, make sure you have rods that fit your shirts and pants as well. You can double these up next to where your dresses are hung to maximize space.
• Sweaters: If you have a lot of bulky shirts or sweaters, consider getting drawers to store them, but remember, all drawers are not created equal. Check the drawer depth before you buy to make sure they work for what you have.
• Outfits: A pull-out valet rod will definitely save you time every morning. It is a place where you can hang your outfit for the next day (accessories too) so you can easily get dressed without the chaos each morning.
• Jewelry and Accessories: Drawers, bins, or baskets work best for smaller items like jewelry and accessories.
• Shoes: Slanted shoe shelves are amazing. You can see everything at a glance so it’s easier to grab a pair and go.
• Dirty Clothes: Everyone has dirty clothes, but no one wants to see them. Consider adding a pull-out hamper that is neatly tucked away out of sight.