To organize the closet you have to start with the donate or keep principle. Start your piles and get rid of the stuff that you no longer need. You can also have a "can't decide" pile that you put somewhere until you decide but the general rule is, if you haven't used it in a year you probably never will. There are six areas in a closet. First is short hang. It is the most common and includes shirts, blouses, and folded pants. Short hang can be hung in one level or double hang levels. Hangers are very important. You want to go with the same hanger in the closet. Get something thin that will hold your clothes and not allow them to slip off. The second area is drawer space which holds t-shirts, socks, undergarments and sweaters. Third, is the long hang space. In the long hang space you have dresses, long coats, and pants. Out of season clothes can go in a garment bag in the back of the closet. The fourth area is shoe storage. It is the number one problem in closet storage. Shoe boxes, clear boxes, or racks all work fine for storing shoes. You can buy interchangeable systems that allow you to rearrange the closet to fit your needs. The fifth area is accessory space. Drawers and shelves with boxes to hold the accessories work really well. You can also add specific jewelry holders into closet systems to hold all your jewelry. The last space is the shelf space. Shelf space is a flexible space that can be used to hold a number of different items. So design your space and get it set up so that your closets are really useful.
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