A Guide to Maximizing Your Closet Space

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Our wardrobes change with the seasons. But if your closet is already bursting at the seams, it’s impossible to find what you need—and by the time you find it, you will have probably stumbled across a few things you forgot you had.

Ditch the closet clutter. In this blog, we’ll walk through how to make the most of your closet space with seasonal rotation.

Sort and Save

Before you make any changes, first take inventory of the things you have. There are more than likely a few pieces that have fallen to the back of your closet and been forgotten.

As you go through your closet or dresser, ask yourself whether or not you want to hold on to each item. Have you worn it recently? Are you holding on to it for a specific occasion or use? Does it have flaws or damages? If you find you don’t want to hold on to a few things, you can declutter the items at a local donation drop-off.

Sort your remaining items into similar clothing categories, like sweaters or jeans. Then, group these categories by season—for example, sandals with summer items and sweaters with winter items. Keep items that are worn year-round, like sneakers, separately.

How To Maximize Closet Space

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Reorganizing your closet can seem like a tedious project but can make a major difference in your daily routine. Start by placing your year-round clothing items into your closet. These items should be in easy-to-reach places, as you’ll be reaching for them more often.

The remaining closet space, like a shelf or side of a rack, will be used solely for clothing rotation. From your seasonal groupings, move the current season or into this closet section. You’ll want to leave a bit of room for growth and accessibility.

Seasonal clothing can be folded into plastic containers or hung in garment bags. These items can be easily stored underneath a bed, attic, or personal storage unit until needed.

When the seasons change, you can rotate the next season into your wardrobe. While this process may vary depending on climate, we recommend splitting half of the seasonal items during transitional weather, then fully switching over seasons when the weather appears consistent.

This intentional process will help you become more aware of what’s in your closet, saving you time, space, and money.

Closet Ideas for Small Spaces

When it comes to finding storage solutions in small spaces, every inch matters. First, assess where you can create more storage in your closet.

You may be able to install additional shelves or hang a vertical organizer, which can house more folded items or shoes. While you’re at it, don’t forget about floor space! You can easily add a shoe rack or stackage storage cubes.

With creativity and closet space savers, you can extend your storage abilities even further. While you might not fit a whole dresser or clothing rack, you could add a wall hook for your jackets, purses, or hats. Meanwhile, an under-the-bed organizer can extend your storage solutions beyond your closet. Additionally, thinner clothing hangers or neat folding may also free up some additional space.

Convenient Storage No Matter the Season

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Despite our best efforts, there are still limits to maximizing space. Whether you’re running out of space or hoping to simplify your closet organization, personal storage offers a convenient, easy solution to maximize your closet. With locations across the U.S., Copper Safe Solutions offers a variety of spaces to meet every wardrobe’s needs. Get started today!

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