Smart Closet Organization for Less

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Home organization has become
big business, an advantage for anyone looking for solutions to help them get
more out of tight spaces and trim the clutter that slows down daily routines.
Professional organizers and closet design companies can do all of the work for
you if you have the funds, but with motivation, basic DIY know-how and a

Make more room with do-it-yourself/easy additions

Home organization has become

big business, an advantage for anyone looking for solutions to help them get

more out of tight spaces and trim the clutter that slows down daily routines.

Professional organizers and closet design companies can do all of the work for

you if you have the funds, but with motivation, basic DIY know-how and a

smaller amount of cash, you can get effective, customized results on a budget.

Several retailers offer

pick-and-place components that can be combined with standard hardware store

materials to build a much smarter closet─all you have to do is take some

measurements and make a list of what needs to go back into the closet once

you’ve cleaned it out. Add some of these money-saving solutions to your tally.

  • style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Double

    your clothes storage: Many

    clothes closets can accommodate the addition of a second hanging rod, so

    install one below the existing fixture and double your shirt space. Or add

    a modular wall system with multiple levels of hanging rods.


  • style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Install

    shelves: Pick up wire-rack or

    solid shelving components to lift cluttering shoe collections from the

    floor, stack sweaters or store handbags.


  • style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Divide

    and conquer: Add stable or

    sliding dividers to shelves for sorting ease and stacking safety.


  • style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Build

    around bins: You can create an

    easy-to-access cabinet within a closet space by combining shelving smarts with

    storage bins of any style and scale. Bring home your favorite finds in

    canvas, rattan or plastic and size your shelf design to the bins’

    dimensions.


  • style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Roll

    in space-savers: There are

    several deals on wheels sized just for closets such as shoe racks and two-

    or three-drawer cabinets. You can also create your own by adding casters

    to a basic box construction, drawer or cool crate.


  • style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Slim

    down your hangers: Save room

    for those inevitable wardrobe additions by switching in slim, nonslip

    hangers for your current supply. They’ll keep clothes tidy while taking up

    much less space.


  • style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Don’t

    forget the door: Hinged closet

    entries accommodate all kinds of over-the-door organizers to keep

    accessories accessible. You can also make room and a style statement by

    installing a series of decorative knobs and hooks.

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Note: Tom Kraeutler is the Home Improvement Editor for AOL and host of The Money Pit, a nationally syndicated home improvement radio program. To find a local radio station, download the show’s podcast or sign-up for Tom’s free weeklye-newsletter, visit the program’s website.

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