How You Can Pimp Your Closet Like A Pro
If there is one place in our homes where we would prefer our friends and guests that visit never see, it would likely be for many of us, the closets.
Closets are places where we can throw things in there and shut the door.
And in our defense, most closets are just empty square spaces with a pole and a shelf, and this doesn’t inspire most people to be their creative best.
So, we often end up with a space that we are never quite happy with, and things never seem to fit as they should.
Perhaps it was a very neglected part of the home for a long time, but I am here to tell you, times have changed!
Pimp my closet
We have likely all heard or watched the MTV show pimp my ride. A show where they would choose someone who had an old beat-up car or truck, usually on its last leg, and bring their team of experts in and completely renovate the car.
And as you know, they really pimped out these old junkers.
They would fix the problems, give it a new coat of paint, new interior, new sound system, and then always add some special personal touch that tied in with the owner’s personality, hobbies or profession.
Think of a custom closet in similar terms. The once overcrowded and stuffed closet that made your head spin each time you opened the closet door could be like one of those old cars that received a facelift.
There are closet organizers for every size closet and every kind of style that you can think of.
In case you haven’t spent much time looking at what is available today, a prevalent trend is to go to a website that offers closets and use their design tools on the website and create your masterpiece.
You can choose material types, colors, as well as the hardware that is used, which makes the entire experience more personal and more likely to be precisely what you want.
So many choices I don’t know what to pick
There is a wide variety of choices when it comes to choosing what to use in your closets, but you can quickly narrow down the choices by answering a few questions.
Ask yourself these questions:
- what is your budget?
- what size is the closet you want to improve upon?
- If the current size is an issue, do you plan to expand the size?
- Do you need someone else to install it or can you DIY?
- What is the purpose of making the changes? (need more room or just want a better-looking closet)
- what level of quality will you be satisfied with
- Flooring and ceilings? (good/bad, keep/replace?)
- Do you want a simple shelving system or one with cabinets and drawers?
Answering these questions will help determine the direction you go in.
And if it is in your budget and you are unsure of what to do, there are even professional home organizers that can come to your home and help you every step of the way.
Delivery isn’t just pizza anymore, and times are changing. I could not have imagined such a service 20 years ago, but obviously, someone else did, and now that is available to us today.
Once you have a good idea in mind from answering your own questions you can begin to look for the right company from which to begin the process and get the ball rolling.
I have just the place because this place has most all of the places to find quality custom closets throughout the US. You may check it out here: Directory for Custom Closets
There are some other great websites that can be of help if you are having trouble deciding on the type of style and this one is one of my favorites: Closet Ideas
I have a tight budget, now what?
Most of us cannot afford to spend a great deal of money on our closets, and so we may have to do without the help of a personal organizer and the custom wood closets, but it doesn’t mean that we cannot have a great closet and be organized and be happy with what we have.
Simply adding some shelves or getting shoe organizers can make a world of difference. Most closets have space, but it is just open space that is usually wasted because to use all the space you need to put some things in there to help.
And the cost of a few shelves and a shoe organizer can be very inexpensive.
Think about what you want to store in your closet and then decide what you can use to fit each of the things you have and be creative.
Use the wall space in your closets to hang things up like hats, ties, and belts. You can even buy some hooks and hang luggage on the walls, or put a small cabinet with drawers for jewelry or other small items.
Different closets different needs
When it comes to having kids and all the toys and things they accumulate, an excellent way to teach them about staying organized and taking care of what they have is to get some closet organizers for their closets. They won’t likely have any more success than adults in keeping a simple closet with no shelves and just small floor space.
Kids will tend to do a better job of cleaning up when there is a specific place provided and expected for them to put their toys in when they are done playing.
And kids have such good memories. They can remember where everything goes even when we cannot. They need some guidance, and the earlier we start, the better.
When my son was a toddler, we lived with my mother for a few years, and her house was always perfect.
Very well organized and clean, and we had a ton of toys for my son that we had purchased at yard sales.
You know my son knew where everything in that house belonged, and if he came in after not being there a few days and something was out of place or missing, he let us know about it.
I remember being amazed at this little bundle of energy at the ability he had to learn and remember and that he had become used to things being organized and in their place.
But it didn’t just happen, he had to be shown and given some direction, and things were organized so that he knew what he had and knew where to find it.
A good idea for utility closets where you keep things like brooms and cleaning supplies is to put some nails up and hang as many things on the wall inside the closet as you can to leave your floor space for things like vacuum cleaners so that they are easy to get in and out for use.
Just let it go
As with any organizing we do, it is always advised that we take a look at the things we are dealing with and cluttering up our homes and get rid of things we don’t need.
If we haven’t used it in the last six months, then it is very likely that we won’t use it in the next six unless it is a seasonal item. No need to keep hanging on to things we don’t need, use, or in many cases, even want.
Have a yard sale or donate it to charity, then you will have more room to organize your home today to create more room for buying something you will use in the future.
Feeling like your house may explode if you bring in one more thing doesn’t have to be the case.
The next time you open up one of the closets in your home, ask yourself if the space inside is being used in the best way possible or if it is turning into a landfill, and permits may be needed soon.
Seriously, I wish you the very best in making your closets a place you can use, enjoy, and never feel you have to hide. God bless.