We are extremely excited to introduce Shelley Smith from The House of Smiths. Shelley is an amazingly talented expert in home DIY projects, crafting and home décor. Additionally, she is a dedicated wife and proud mother to three adorable girls. We are excited she will be sharing her expertise with us in this and future posts! We hope you enjoy!
Next to losing weight, getting more organized, and beautifying our homes are definitely top priorities on most people’s “to-do” list during the first few months of the new year. The hardest place for most of us to keep clean and tidy has got to be our closets. Especially clothing closets.
So lately I’ve been searching for obtainable, practical, yet stylish ways to make the closets in our homes a lot more efficient, on-trend, and useful. Special little touches like extra storage in closets goes a LONG way in my book.
The number one thing you can do to maximize storage space, is to add custom shelving. If you’ve ever been a home buyer like me, you KNOW that ‘above par shelving’ in closets is a BIG bonus when reselling a home. So think of the money you’ll spend, adding more storage… as a small investment!
If you don’t have the capability or time to build extra shelving, create an easy-to-use system in your existing closet with coordinating labeled bins, crates or baskets.
Make sure that everything has a home. Break up your items into categories to keep everything better organized and easy to put back in its place without any guess work.
And lastly, find interesting, clever ways to maximize your closets organizing potential.
Don’t have a built-in closet to work with? If you’re looking to construct the perfect closet on your own, where one didn’t exist before, then you’ll want to head over to Ana White’s site. She constructs easy-to-follow plans for beautiful structures such as this Master Closet System.
Are you now feeling inspired to sift through all those clothes, accessories and other items you don’t use anymore!? Maybe even getting a wild hair to paint or wallpaper your closet, to add a punch of color or texture!? It’s definitely a hot trend right now and (unless you’re building a full closet system) it’s definitely something that most any homeowner can tackle in a weekend!