When is it appropriate to create a new closet space or just adapt what you currently have?
Lorie Marrero, professional organizer and author of The Clutter Diet, gives some advice.
Question: Should I start over with my closet, or try to make do with what I have?
Answer: Usually my answer for creating a new closet space is “go for it” because the results are so fantastic and make such a difference in your daily life! If your closet is the original installation from the builder of your home, it may be a very inadequate “one-rod-one-shelf” situation, which calls for some improvement. It’s relatively easy (and therapeutic) to rip out old stuff that isn’t working and start fresh. There are many ways to make a new closet affordable, and “DIY” is a fast and simple way to make it all happen. ClosetMaid’s closet solutions are available at your local home improvement centers and online, and you can take advantage of their online design help at ClosetMaid.com. If you are renting, you may want to stretch the storage of your current closet with ClosetMaid’s Closet Maximizer, a clever and easy solution! The Closet Maximizer, available at ClosetMaid.com and The Home Depot. For all of your storage and organization needs, check out ClosetMaid.com, and all of our channels for inspiration and ideas: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Houzz and Flickr.