Increase storage with a closet organizer

January 8, 2015

Closet organizers help you get the most out of your space, making storage and organization a breeze. Here are some tips when looking at options for yours.

Increase storage with a closet organizer

Types of closet organizers

Closet organizers come in a variety of styles:

Modular closet organizer systems
All-in-one closet organizer systems come with a variety of rods, rails, shelves and drawers, along with hardware that makes them easy to install.

  • They typically come in styles made for standard-sized closets but can be expanded with additional modular components for a customized design.

Wood, board or wire shelves let you divide up your space and neatly stack items.

  • Wire shelving can leave impressions on your clothing and are best used with shelf liners.
  • Shelves also offer a space for storing totes and baskets to keep items organized and out of sight.

Hanging shelves
Fabric hanging shelves hook over a closet rod to provide additional shelving space without having to install fixed shelving.

Cube systems
Cube systems offer a stylish and practical way to expand storage outside of your closet.

  • Cube systems have divided cubby areas that can be used as open shelving or with baskets or cubes to store socks, sweaters and more.

Additional closet organizer components

Shoe racks
Shoe racks may attach to a larger unit in your closet to keep your shoes in one place.

Tie rack
Tie hangers are often circular and spin for quick access.

Door hooks
Over-door hangers and hooks are great for robes and towels.

Plastic storage bins
Durable see-through boxes are great for anything from shoes to winter gloves and hats.

Under-shelf baskets
These sit below a closet shelf for extra storage.

Factors to consider when buying a closet organizer

Consider these factors before investing in closet organizers:

Closet dimensions
Measure the height, width and depth of your closet to determine what types of closet organizer components work best with your available space.

Determine the style of closet storage organizer you need based on the number and types of items you want to store.

Closet organizer systems and storage solutions are available in a wide range of materials such as wood, aluminum, plastic and metal.

  • The type of material can impact the price.

Hanging rods
Too many clothes on a single rod can be inconvenient and messy.

  • Consider installing an additional lower rod to double your hanging space.

Custom and professional closets
Some companies have online services for designing your own personal closet that is then shipped to you to assemble.

  • Professional closet renovation is also available if you’re looking for the high quality work of a seasoned closet professional.

Finding enough room in your closet for all your clothing and accessories can be a challenge. Closet organizers let you define your space into sections for sleek and easy storage solutions.

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