Welcome back to our organizational series, where on the last day of each month, we’ll roll out a new closet-related topic with expert-approved tips and advice. With us this month is Melanie Charlton from Clos-ette, who will be sharing her organizational insight.
Saving floor space in your closet is kind of like trying to pick up prime real estate on the coast of South Florida—every inch counts, and every inch is very valuable. I have done tons of work for celebrity clients like Jay Z, Beyoncé, Liv Tyler, Julianna Margulies, Phil Collins, and Sting, just to mention a few. Read the tips I pass on to them to get the most out of their space.
My clients all have one thing in common: lots of shoes! What do you do when you run out of shoe shelves? You move those shoes to the floor. The best way to get the most shoe storage out of that real estate is to line pairs up heel to toe rather than side by side; that way you know the match is behind it. This will also help you see more pairs at once!
Another great tip for saving floor space is by using all the vertical height you can for hanging. If you have tall ceilings and can have three levels of hanging storage, do it! This way you can gain the most floor space.
My last trick is to use shallow wall space to store accessories. Hardware is the most underutilized and beautiful tool to use in closets! Scarf hardware, peg walls, hooks, and shallow shelves all can be used to store accessories like bags, sunglasses, jewelry, and scarves. This gets items off your floor and onto the wall!
How do you save on floor space when organizing your closet? Share your tips in the comments below.
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