Do you only have a small closet? A small closet does not mean that your closet is not mighty. When it comes down to it, it is all about creating storage space. The good news is that you can make the most out of your small closet even on a small budget.
Planning Your Closet
Don’t rush into buying shelving or a storage system for your closet. The best thing to do when you want to make the most out of your available storage space, is to plan ahead.
What are you thinking about storing in your closet? Sit down with pen and paper, and write down what you would like to put in your closet. Doing so will make it easier for you to adapt your storage space to your needs.
Measure Up The Space
The next thing to do is to measure up the available space. If you have enough room, you can dedicate one part of the closet to shelving and the other half to hanging clothes.
You can even put a dividing wall in your small closet or wardrobe space. Many companies, including IKEA, have many easy-to-use storage solutions that you can install yourself. But, you don’t need to go down that route. Let their storage ideas inspire you and create your own at-home solutions that fit in with your needs.
Fitting Out A Closet Is Easy
Fitting out a closet is easier than you may think. Once you have got your measurements, you can ask a carpenter to make you the shelving that you need. As long as your measurements are accurate, fitting in shelves is not very difficult.
Unless you are going to store heavy items on your shelves, you don’t need to worry about nails and screws. Instead, all you need to do, is to buy a good quality wood glue and glue the shelves and the dividing wall into place.
Remember that any wood needs to be nicely finished off to not damage clothes or bedding. Save money by sanding shelves down yourself. To make them look prettier, you can finish them off on wallpaper or even high-quality wrapping paper.
Accessories For Your Wardrobe
To further make the most out of your available storage space, you can add other homeware items such as baskets. Wicker baskets do look cute, but the problem is that they often snag clothes. It is best to go for plastic baskets. They are less likely to break and easier to keep clean.
Clothes hangers are a bit like people – they come in all shapes and sixes. When you need to make the most out of space, invest in hangers that you can hang multiple items on. The best place to pick them up is on Amazon or in local homeware stores.
Are you planning on storing your shoes in your wardrobe? When you need room for your shoes as well, you should buy yourself a shoe rack. Once again, many handy options are available. If you happen to feel a bit more adventurous, you can always try making your own. However, in general, it is often cheaper to buy a shoe rack.
You can have your closet finished on a weekend. Remember to plan ahead, and you don’t have to worry about storage space ever again.