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Maximizing Closet Space

Most homes do not have enough closets.  It’s pretty much a fact of life.  Most homes, however, do have SOME closet space.  Therefore, the best thing to do is to utilize that space as efficiently and thoroughly as possible. 

The best way to accomplish this is by first cleaning out ALL available closet spaces, and get rid of ANYTHING that is more than a year old.  This includes clothing, shoes, ANYTHING! 

Once that is done, the homeowner is probably going to be pleasantly surprised to find that there is a lot more space than was previously thought.  It is then only a matter of using all that available space in the best possible way.

Remember that a closet’s primary function is to store CLOTHING.  Therefore, it if does not fall into the category of clothing, it probably needs to be put somewhere else.  That alone is going to free up a lot of previously-occupied space.

But, where is the stuff that was once in the closet going to go?  Somewhere else, of course.

Under the bed is one of the best places.  There are storage containers designed specifically for this often-overlooked area.  An investment in some of those, and the using of them once they have been bought, will be well worth the time and money.

There is even furniture that is designed to function both as furniture and storage space.  Ottomans that are hollow on the inside, with a cushion that doubles as the access points are a good buy.  There are even some beds that come with drawers built into the frame. 

Shelving can be utilized for storage.  If one does not wish for the contents of the shelves to be exposed, a pretty curtain can be draped over the front, or a decorative wardrobe screen can be positioned to hide them.