Spring begins this Tuesday, but the really important event on your calendar should be national Clean Out Your Closet Week! Designated as the third week of March, this is a great time for eliminating clutter, maximizing space and organizing your NYC closet. Professional organizers recommend having the right tools for the task you’re trying to accomplish and when it comes to organizing your NYC closet, this is key. Closet space is often limited in NYC homes, so it’s important to make the most of what you have available.
Storage containers, items to maximize shelf space and tools to organize the hanging rods in your closet can make finding the items you need each much easier. Here are some professional organizer favorites for eliminating clutter:
Storage Boxes come in a variety of sizes and are perfect for storing shoes and boots, handbags, and out-of-season items such as sweaters, scarves, and hats. Clear or drop-front boxes make it easy to identify the items inside and decorative designs can enhance the overall appearance of your closet space. If closet space is tight, consider underbed storage boxes for items you don’t need on a regular basis.
Overdoor Storage makes use of often-overlooked vertical space in your closet. Using shoe bags and racks can clear floor space and can even provide a career boost – according to retailer IKEA, women with shoe racks are seven times more likely to be on time for work than women without them.
Closet Rod Organizers help keep items together in the way that works best for you. Use them to sort clothing by item type (jackets, dresses, slacks), season or category (work clothes, weekend clothes, etc.). These are great for kids’ closets too and help them to learn important organization skills.
Shelf Dividers help keep folded clothes tidy and are great for organizing handbags, towels or even books and magazines.
Open Bins are useful for storing large items, handbags, sweaters – even laundry. The variety of sizes, styles and colors available means you can find just the size and shape for just about anything.
Having your accessories organized in one place is a big help when you’re rushing out the door in the morning. Hangers and hooks provide storage for belts, handbags, hats and lots of other items in very little space. Specialty hangers for ties and scarves keep these items wrinkle-free and easy to find.
These are just a few of the many products available and even the best products won’t help if you don’t make a commitment to using them. If you need help eliminating the clutter or establishing a system for organizing your NYC closet, contact a professional organizer in your area.