Buying Guide to Closet Storage
Help Me Choose
Before You Start Purchasing Closet Storage Accessories, Take A Look At The Actual Size Of The Closet Space You Have To Work With.
What are the measurements of your closet? When shopping around for closet storage pieces, make sure you come armed with the width (side to side), height (floor to ceiling) and depth (front to back) of your closet. You want to make sure you get enough pieces for your clothing and accessories, but you don’t want to go overboard either.
Is There Existing Hardware?Before shopping for storage items you may also want to remove the rod or rods in your closet. This will allow you to get a better idea of what you can add to your closet and allows for more storage options if you decide to reconfigure the rods at different heights.
What Is In Your Closet?Take stock of what you have. Do you have tons of shirts, sweaters, dresses, suits, slacks or a shoe fetish? Doing a quick visual inventory will help you decide the storage accessories you need and how many you will need to organize your closet.
Closet SizeThe size of your closet will help you determine which closet storage makes sense. For instance, with a smaller closet you will want multi-tiered hangers to get more clothes on one hanger. If you are lucky enough to and have a closet that is bigger than most second bedrooms, you will have a much wider array of options to choose from.
What Are And Why Are There Different Hanger Materials?
|Wood||Attractive looking, durable, long-lasting, maintains garment shape, perfect for coats|
|Plastic||Lightweight, perfect for children’s rooms|
|Flocked||Prevent garments from falling off the hanger, often are slim taking up less closet space|
|Satin||Usually with padding to protect delicate clothes|
|Cedar||Absorbs moisture and odors to maintain the garment|
Other Practical Storage Accessories:
|Over the Door Organizers||
|Over the Door Hooks||
|Hanging Closet Dividers||
Use & Care