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Reorganizing your closets: A checklist


The new year is here, and with it comes the opportunity to start fresh! You may have various resolutions lined up with the potential for major lifestyle changes, but we recommend making space for a home-inspired difference as well.

Closets are a haven for clutter — there’s just no denying that. While you likely use the functions within this space as they’re designed, you probably have a range of belongings in here that just don’t belong. Closet clutter can be inevitable for some, but the end of the year and the start of a new one can inspire change, or at the very least, an opportunity to take charge and clean things up.

But how can you ensure you tidy up your closet this year and it remains organized for years to come? With this checklist, we can help you maintain your closet space every month this year so you can focus on a new resolution next January.

How to reorganize your closet: A checklist

Sometimes, getting your closet back in order starts with making a checklist that you can follow and maintain throughout the year. Here are some of our suggestions:

Task 1: Remove all of the contents
Before you can reevaluate your closet space, you need to start with a clean slate. Remove everything from this area — whether it’s clothing, cleaning supplies, tools or winter apparel. Once the closet is empty, you can get a better idea of the area you’re working with to determine what kind of storage additions you need to make to create a more efficient space.

During the initial cleanse, make sure to donate items that are no longer needed to avoid them taking up unnecessary space. Our rule of thumb is to get rid of anything you haven’t used in at least a year.

Task 2: Pick a storage system based on your closet
Whether you’re reorganizing a bedroom closet, a linen closet or an entryway closet, a professional storage system can be beneficial for your organizational goals. This is where a professional decorator can benefit you; they can provide a recommendation based on the amount of space you have as well as the results you want to achieve. A bedroom closet may need more hanging space, while a linen closet could benefit from more shelving storage.

Task 3: Reload your contents
Once you have a storage system installed, you can reload your belongings. A professional storage system will be designed to meet your exact wants and needs, so be sure to use it to the best ability. This organization feature will make it easier to keep your items in order throughout the year and get a broad idea of what can no longer be stored in the closet.

Task 4: Schedule a weekly cleaning day
Once you’ve reorganized your closet, don’t let all of your hard work go to waste. Maintenance should be the next priority. Pick a day throughout the week to evaluate your closet — put objects back in their place and remove clutter that doesn’t belong. This will keep you on your toes throughout the year and ensure your investment in the storage system pays off.

Task 5: Bring in a professional for assistance
Reorganizing your closest every year can seem like a daunting task or neverending chore. If you need help navigating this process or would like professional assistance during the initial cleanup, a decorating expert from Decorating Den Interiors can help!

One of our design specialists will come to your home to provide a complimentary consultation, where they will evaluate your closets and provide tailored recommendations based on your style preferences and lifestyle. At this time, your decorator will likely encourage you to consider a storage solution that transforms your closet into a haven for organization. If you agree to the plans, our professional installation team will come to your living space (advised by your personal decorating consultant) and give you the closet you’ve always wanted.

No matter your end goal, a Decorating Den Interior designer can help you achieve it. Contact us today to get started.