How to Organize a Multi-Purpose Closet Space

When we think of a closet our minds automatically picture a storage space that is mainly filled with clothes, but are there other rooms in your house that have closets you aren’t utilizing for clothing?

Many people have additional closets in their homes that they use as random storage space. While it’s great to have this space in your home, there are a few things you can do to maximize your use of that space.

Multi-Purpose Closet Tips

Here are a few tips designed to help you organize a multi-purpose closet space:

• Set Aside Time to Organize

This seems simple but it’s an incredibly crucial first step. The fact remains that, if you never set aside time for your reorganization effort, it most likely won’t happen. Make sure you allow yourself enough time to complete a thorough and beneficial reorganization.

If you have to work on your reorganization in small chunks over the period of several days, that’s fine. The important thing is that you have a plan and do your best to stick to it.

• Empty and Sort

The best place to start is by completely emptying your closet space. You need to see everything out of the closet in order to determine the most organized way to put it back in.

As you’re emptying your closet, begin sorting like items together on the floor or a nearby table. This will help you keep things more usefully organized as you place them back in the closet.

• Utilize Open Baskets or Bins

Baskets and bins will go a long way towards helping you keep things more neatly organized in your multi-purpose closet space. Because this closet will undoubtedly have a wide variety of items, it’s important for you to know where certain things are when you need them. Open bins are recommended over those with lids because they are less limiting when it comes to total space.

• Think ‘Use’ Over ‘Appearance’

While you want to make your closet more soothing to the eye, your ultimate goal should be to make it more functional. You can rearrange as you’re going, but make sure that you remain committed to creating the most useful space, rather than the prettiest.

• Stay True to Your Organization

As you put your newly organized closet to use, it can be easy to crumble the valuable organization that took you considerable time to create. Make sure you maintain your organization over time by keeping frequently used items within easy reach and sorting abundant items by color or size.

Reorganizing your multi-purpose closet might sound like a terrible task at the moment, but you can be sure that a little organization up front will certainly save you time in the long run. Believe it or not, organizing can be fun if you open your mind to it. Don’t be afraid to get creative! In the end, it’s your closet, so do what you feel works best for you!

By Maliheh Braun