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Fixing Closet Clutter

Fixing Closet Clutter By Laura Horwitz
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

Many people's top bedroom complaint is the chaos of their closet. Never fear, solutions are here. Without undergoing any bedroom remodeling, you can fix up your closet to create adequate space for all your needs.

Solution One: Closet Organizers

You might find that installing a simple closet organizer can help maximize and maintain your space. Look for one with versatile shelves that can be installed at the varying heights you need. Many come with a variety of options like shoe racks, cabinets, drawers, or sliding baskets. Shelves coated with melamine are scratch and stain resistant and easy to clean. Several finishes are available.

Solution Two: Reorganize

First, remove everything from your closet and give it a thorough cleaning. As you near the end, you may be shocked to find what's really lurking back there. Do you honestly need that dress you haven't worn since 1999? Or how about those magazines you were saving?

Next, keep only the clothes that are in season out and store the rest away. However, don't use plastic bags because they can cause discoloration. Use garment bags and always be sure the clothes are washed or dry-cleaned before storing.

Solution Three: Remodeling Ideas

If you are planning to undergo bedroom remodeling anyway, spend some time and money planning out a more efficient closet. Consider a window because the natural light can help with color selections. Build permanent fixtures that meet your needs for easy organization and storage, and take this opportunity to build the closet you've always wanted.

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About the Author
Laura Horwitz has worked as a freelance writer and researcher for five years in both London and the US. She had a monthly landscaping and tips column for the Sussex County magazine RH Review, and her articles have also appeared in Film Focus, 6 Degrees Film, and BizBash magazine.



*Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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