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How to Prepare for a New Master Closet

Posted by: Storganization Staff Tags: Expert Tips

A quick look at your closet’s items can reveal hundreds—even thousands—of dollars of clothes, accessories and shoes. After spending so much on a great wardrobe, take time to store everything properly in a way that is catered to you. Deciding that you want to make over your closet is easy, but deciding what products you need, the best layout for your personal space, and how much shelving to buy can be difficult. To begin your master closet makeover, follow these tips for planning the master closet makeover process:

  1. Understand why you want a closet makeover. Before beginning the project, it is important to step back and ask yourself what frustrates you about your current master closet. Do you have a hard time locating items? Does it feel cluttered? Take a look at the pain points your closet gives you and plan solutions for them in your new closet.
  2. Clean out the closet. While this may be time consuming, it is necessary to remove everything from your old closet so you can visualize and plan what your new space will look like. As you do this, remember to make separate piles for “keep,” “toss,” and “donate.” To keep your clothes safe during the moving process, hang them on a garment rack to keep them wrinkle-free and out of the way.
  3. Think about what will go inside. You need to know that you’re planning on storing in your new space. This is a great time to take an inventory of your clothes, shoes and accessories to see what you want to keep and what you would like to add to your wardrobe. You may have more shoes and you’ll need to plan for that, or you may need more hanging space for pants—plan your new space to your needs. After you have a clear idea of what you’ll be putting in your new master closet, you’ll know how to plan and organize it.
  4. Measure your space. With ClosetMaid, it’s so easy to customize your shelving and closet, as long as you know how much space you have and need.Capture

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  5. Understand your organization style. Do you like to fold and stack? Hang shirts and pants? Maybe both? Understanding the way that you like to organize your items is important so you know what kind of organization system to use in your master closet.
  6. Look into adjustable shelving. Look into adjustable shelving.  Adjustable shelving is great because it allows you to change as your storing needs evolve. You might not need deeper shelves now—but you might in the future! ClosetMaid’s ShelfTrack systems are perfect because they are comprised of vertical standards and adjustable shelf hardware, which can be paired with  ShelfTrack EVO accessories to complete the look! WomansCloset

Now that you've planned and prepared for a new master closet, you are ready to start filling it with all of your items in an organized and thoughtful way. For even more organization ideas, check out our other channels: FacebookTwitterPinterest,YouTubeHouzz and Flickr.

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