Getting Organized for Fall – Part Two

10 Simple Rules for Organizing Closets of all Sizes.

Custom Melamine Closets & StorageFollow these simple steps to create a space where things are easy to see, easy to reach and easy to wear! Whether you have a reach-in closet or a walk-in closet, the closet and storage specialists at Space Age Shelving Burlington are ready to dive-in and help you get organized. Talk to us! We’re full of bright ideas.

  1. Divide your clothes into groups: Short (blouses and skirts), Outfits (suits, etc.), Long (dresses).
  2. Now that they’re grouped and for easy match-ups, file by colour – light to dark, then again by sleeve length and casual versus dressy.
  3. Hang everyday items on space-saving, non-slip velvet hangers. Use heavy, shaped hangers for suits and jackets to protect shoulder shape. Make sure all clothing and hangers face the same direction.
  4. Separate your suits and outfit pieces. This allows you to see more coordinating combinations.
  5. Fold sweaters (to maintain shape), t-shirts and jeans, and store them on open shelves in a shelf tower where they can be seen. If you can’t see them, you can’t wear them.
  6. Fit more shoes on each shelf by alternating the toe-heel direction. Sort shoes by height and adjust the shelves accordingly.
  7. For men’s dress shoes, invest in shoe trees. Shoe trees extend the life of your shoes by holding their shape (and cedar shoe trees help eliminate odour).
  8. Label out-of-season storage containers to ensure you find items easily between seasons.
  9. Keep a bag or basket in your closet for when you find items that don’t look good or no longer fit. When the basket is full, take it to a donation centre.
  10. Remember to organize your scarves, belts, and jewellery too. There are lots of clever accessories in chrome and acrylic.