10 Tips for Organizing Your Closet

Primary suites in Lago Mar homes are pretty spectacular. One thing we love about them is the presence of walk-in closets. You can put so much stuff in them! However, a walk-in closet doesn’t do you much good if it isn’t organized. Organizing efficiently can help maximize space, streamline your morning routine and keep your wardrobe neat and accessible. Here are 10 tips for organization.

Reduce Your Stuff

Before you move into your new Lago Mar home, take stock of what’s in your current closet. Remove items that you no longer wear, are damaged or don’t fit. Donate or sell clothing, shoes and accessories that are in good condition but no longer serve you.

Assess Your New Closet

Take stock of your closet space and consider its layout, including hanging rods, shelves, drawers and any built-in organizers. If you think you might need more, talk to your builder about closet organization upgrades. You can also DIY it. Just assess what storage solutions you already have and identify areas for improvement.

Sort It Out

Sort your clothing into categories such as tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear and accessories. This will help you visualize how much space you need for each category so you can plan accordingly.

Maximize Vertical Space

Utilize vertical space by installing additional shelves, hanging rods or hooks. Use stackable storage bins or cubbies to make the most of higher shelves and keep items like sweaters, bags and folded clothes organized and easily accessible.

Use Drawer Organizers

Keep smaller items like underwear, socks, jewelry and accessories ordered with drawer organizers or dividers. Sort items by type or color to make them easy to find and prevent clutter.

Shoe Storage Solutions

Shoes can really clutter the floor of your closet. Choose shoe storage solutions that suit your space and collection size. Options include shoe racks, shelves, cubbies, hanging organizers or clear shoe boxes. Arrange shoes by type or color for a streamlined look.

More Storage Solutions

Incorporate storage solutions like bins, baskets, trays and hooks to corral loose items and accessories. Use labeled containers to store seasonal items, handbags, hats and scarves.

Invest in Quality Hangers

Invest in sturdy, uniform hangers to keep clothing hanging neatly and prevent stretching or distortion. Consider slimline hangers to save space and create a cohesive look. Use specialty hangers for items like pants, skirts, scarves and belts.

Organize by Color or Style

Arrange clothing by color or style to create a visually pleasing and functional layout. This makes it easier to find items and put together outfits quickly. Consider using color-coded hangers or dividers to keep categories separated.

Maintain Your Closet

Regularly maintain your organized closet by putting items back in their designated places, purging items you no longer need and adjusting storage solutions as needed to accommodate changes in your wardrobe.

Buy Your New Closet (and New Home) Today

Want more closet space? Check out our model homes. You’re sure to find a home you’ll love — with plenty of closet space.

Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024