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Jan272016

5 Essentials Of Good Hall Closet Organization 

Do you have a hall closet that is an avalanche waiting to happen? Whether you use your closet for coats, linens or children’s toys and games, you can take charge of your items and beat clutter once and for all. Check out these organizing tips from our friends at Smart Spaces Michigan, on making the most of your hall closet’s space.

Bins and Boxes

If you have shelves in your hall closet, you know how quickly they can become overrun with clutter. Rather than let small items tip over and look messy, invest in some attractive bins, boxes or baskets to corral your belongings. There are many types available, so choose what appeals to you. Keep in mind that if you’re storing things like toiletries, which might tip over or leak, you might want to choose easy-to-clean material, such as plastic. Otherwise, the sky's the limit; try cardboard hat boxes, cute wicker baskets, painted metal buckets, or anything you want.

Hooks and Hangers

Are you organizing a coat closet? While most of your items will be hung from a clothing rack, you can hang purses, umbrellas and similar items from hooks placed on the inner walls of the closet. Either install pretty hooks, or use pegboard to open up the option of reconfiguring the hooks at a moment’s notice. If you are making over a strictly utilitarian closet (like a broom closet) and you have a tight budget or prefer a warehouse look, just pound in some nails to act as hooks.

Shelf Separators

Towels, sheets and washcloths can all topple over when stacked. Eliminate this possibility by using shelf dividers to keep your stacks standing up straight and tall. These are also good for separating towels that are for actual use from those that are for decoration only, which is helpful if you have children who might not remember the difference.

Pull-Out Shelves

A hall closet can benefit from pull-out shelves, which allow you to easily reach anything you’re storing toward the back of the shelf. This is a good way to prevent items from falling or being forgotten about. You can even steal another idea from your pantry and install a lazy Susan in your linen closet. It will be a breeze to find the toiletries you need with just a simple spin.

Good Lighting

While this is not unique to hall closets, having excellent lighting will make it easier to keep your space less cluttered. When you can actually see what you have, it’s not a matter of trying to feel for what you need. Start by cleaning out your light fixture; sometimes dust gets into the cover and can make the light shine more dimly. If that doesn’t help, upgrade to a better light or install some canister lights.

If you need help making the best use of your hall closet, a custom closet company can create a design that will work for you. If you're in the Highland Michigan and surrounding areas, click this link to set up a consultation with our friends at Smart Spaces.  A closet organizer professional will ask you how you would like to use the space and will be able to suggest solutions that you might not have thought of. Rely on the professionals if you need help getting your clutter monster under control!


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