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How to Create Closet Zones

By: Staff Published: July 31, 2017

Did you know one in four women feels her closets are unorganized, and 44% can’t find an item in their closet at least once a month?

It’s time we get a handle on our closet organization. The easiest way to get and stay organized is to think of your closet in terms of zones.

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The first step to creating closet zones is to take inventory of your belongings and identify designated places to store everything:

  • Double hang: Arrange your collection by category, such as shirts on top and pants on the bottom.
  • Long hang: Coats, skirts and dresses can be kept on hang rods for easier viewing and storing.
  • Seasonal: Upper storage shelving is perfect for seasonal or less frequently used items.
  • Jewelry: Keep everyday personal items at waist height in a drawer or on a shelf.
  • Shoe shelves: Favorite shoes should be easy to reach.
  • Extra storage: Top shelves are perfect for bulkier items.
  • Drop zone: Last-minute outfit items like sunglasses and hats should be stored at eye level.

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Once you have determined what kind of zones match your storage needs, there are a few general rules of thumb to keep in mind when you start organizing. Frequently used items should be front and center in “prime real estate” so you are able to see exactly what you have.

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Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box! If you have a smaller closet, consider expanding it to an outside wall.

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Closet zones also apply to reach-in closets! With a closet organizer like a ShelfTrack wire shelving system, you can create space for shoes, shelves, long hang, double hang, and more.

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