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Email to a friend: A Closet Makeover by The Container Store
Begin by noting everything you would like to store in a particular closet. This includes hanging and folded clothing, shoes, accessories, linens and miscellaneous items, such as sporting equipment, luggage, gift wrap, etc.
Donate or hold a garage sale for anything you don’t or can’t wear or use any more. Use the two-year rule — if you haven’t worn it in two years, it’s time to say goodbye to it. These items take up valuable space and probably won’t be missed.
If you have one lone closet rod at the top of your closet to hang your clothes on — remove it. One rod severely limits your ability to visualize available space and does not allow you to double-hang clothing. Measure your entire closet space from front to back, side to side and floor to ceiling. Note the height and width of doors and door frames, as well as the location of built-in shelves, fuse boxes, cables, ducts and other obstructions.
Use all of the Available Space
Select a closet system and completion products that maximize all of the available space, including vertical space from floor to ceiling and the often-wasted space behind the door. Take advantage of The Container Store’s FREE design services with elfa. Call 1-800-443-1264 to set up an in-store appointment to work with one of our expert designers!