Most people know what a closet organization system is and how it can help create so much more usable space it what is typically an unorganized and cluttered mess. Closets that are organized make it easy to find anything in, whether it’s your favorite shirt or those old photos you want to show a family member. The right kind of closet organizer will help you get the most out of any closet without breaking your budget. Don’t just think about closet organization systems as just for the bedroom however. You can actually use them in any closet in your home to store clothes, cleaning supplies, seasonal decorations, or anything else you might have in your home that doesn’t get used on a day to day basis. You can even include the garage in this type of organizing. I’m surprised at how many people let their stuff take over the garage and eventually they can’t even park their car in there anymore.
There are so many types of closet organizer systems around that it’s hard to figure out what’s the best option for you. You’ve got everything from the complete DIY system to a one off custom system designed and built by a custom carpenter to your exact specs, needs, and wants. The nice thing about both systems is that they are flexible and can be adjusted as your storage needs change. Most units have adjustable shelved and hanging sections.
If you decide to go the DIY route you’ll be presented with a wide range of options including shelves, racks, hangers, rods, and many other small pieces to fit your storage needs. Each item has a specific purpose so it’s best to take a good look at what types of clothes you have ahead of time and then purchase the DIY items that match what you need. If you prefer to hang a lot of your clothes, then you’ll be looking at building a system with a lot more hangers and rods then shelves. The opposite will be the case if you grew up with a big dresser and now like to fold most of your clothing. You can also go with a good general mix if you plan to permanently install the system and it will help when you go to sell your home someday.
You can also go with the complete system route, which is a box that you buy which will have everything you need to get the system installed. You just need to follow the instructions and in a few hours you’ll have yourself a complete closet organizational system installed with only a few hand tools. This is another great way to go and you also get the satisfaction of saying that you did it yourself.
Installation is rather basic and most people shouldn’t have to much trouble getting a DIY system installed. It is important to take your time and not rush things though. At time the instructions can be a bit confusing and because the system is made to fit such a large array of closets it may need a bit of tweaking.
These systems come in just about every material you can imagine. A small list would include wood, plastic, steel, and wire. It’s important to match the system to the style of your home as you’ll most likely leave it there when you move someday and prospective buyers will appreciate you taking the time to make sure it matches. Depending on what room you are putting the system in, some materials are more durable and better suited. Pay special attention to the garage and kids rooms for this.
Closet organization systems help a lot in getting organized, but it’s also important to take the time to go through your stuff before you install the new system and throw away any unneeded items. It will make the whole process go a lot smoother.