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I think it is fairly universal that most of our closets could be just a little more organized…in my case I needed to be a lot more organized.

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I think it is fairly universal that most of our closets could be just a little more organized…in my case I needed to be a lot more organized. Making a mess is sometimes unavoidable in the moment but general clutter and disorder make day-to-day life feel more chaotic than it should. In the quest for a more a organized and peaceful closet space here are some helpful tips I have found along with something new from our friends at Classy Closets.

1) Evaluate the Inventory

This may be the most painful step but it can also be incredibly cathartic. You should reduce or eliminate pieces of your wardrobe that don’t fit, are out of style, or you haven’t worn in a year. Trust us when we say you really won’t miss them. Not only does this free up space for new wonderful pieces (perk!), but it allows you to give the clothes you DO wear proper space so they do not wear down more quickly. This is also an opportunity to donate some of last year’s favorites to charity or even take high end pieces to a consignment shop.

2) Turn on the Light!

If you can’t see it, you won’t wear it. Closets often have little to no natural light source and abundant nooks and crannies so lighting is critical to have the most efficient space. With larger closets designer lighting in the form of wall sconces or chandeliers can add style and fun to the room while wireless LED lights can be a great option for smaller closets.

3) Photo Label your Louboutin’s

This is an amazing solution for your shoe collection but also works for sweaters, accessories, anything that you will store in boxes. If you have to look inside each box to remember what is in it, the ease of closet organization goes right out the window. Clearly labeling each box with not only a name but a photo makes choosing the right boot to go with your little black dress a snap.

4) Utilize all of the space

This is really where the expertise of a professional and the flexibility of customization come in to play. Closets can be awkwardly laid out, seemingly too small, or feel overwhelmingly large but an expert can come in and see how to use all of the space to its ultimate potential. Custom closets offer options specific to your needs and your particular wardrobe.

5) Go Green

The Classy Closets Green-Line of closet systems is made from urea-formaldehyde free particleboard manufactured with 100% recycled wood fiber. Sustainable or ‘green building’ design and construction is the opportunity to use our resources more efficiently while creating healthier and more energy-efficient homes. “… Green design involves finding the delicate balance between homebuilding and the sustainable environment.” Jeff Curtis, Founder Classy Closets

Photos provided by Classy Closets San Diego & Orange County.

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