Belts, socks, shoes - we all have things that add to the clutter. Jill shows us some tricks to organize that walk in closet.
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Audra Lowe: The belts, socks, shoes—everybody’s got things in our closet and it’s just going to add to the clutter, right? Well Jill is here to show us some trick to organize that walk-in closet. Jill Waage: A walk-in closet is at the top of many wish lists. Typically, they offer a lot of space no organization. And in order to keep this dream closet attainable—to assemble storage components, available at home centers and online. These units assembled quickly with a few basic hand tools and you can take them with you if you move. And best of all a closet of ready to assemble components can cost thousands less than a customed build one. So let’s take a look at how we pact this 8 x 10 walk-in closet with strategy that target all your day-today storage needs. First and foremost, closets are for clothes. This closet features several hanging bars for short garments such as shirts and skirts as well as a small section for long dresses and coats. Monogram hangers throughout offer a touch of refinement and personality. A sliding trouser rack keeps pants neat and wrinkle free. Label drawer units organized folded clothing, this closet is a shoe-lover’s paradise with angled shelves to hold all the footwear. While a motorized revolving rack puts a clever spin on necktie storage. Belts and socks stay in place, thanks to Pull-Outs with divided insets. Cell phones can recharge in one convenient drawer and jewelry easily lifts out on trace so you can try on bits of bling at the nearby dressing section. A six-section inset to this large compartment categorized purses and more, even a door plays a role in organizing accessories with a canvass shelf that unfolds to hold hats and bags. Clothing needs to be clean and cared for, a fact of life that this closet doesn’t neglect. This bottom-hinged door opens to reveal a deep wire hamper, bags to gather hand wash items and dry cleaning are close at hand, as is a shelf stain treaters. Best of all, the closet features a built in ironing board for quick touch ups. The entire unit folds up in seconds and requires just a sliver of space eight inches wide. Off-season clothing and extra bedding are housed in coordinating canvass bins that features sturdy metal frames and zippered closures. Hat boxes make the most of the closets highest shelf while drawer inserts bring extra purpose to the bottom most ares. Just make sure your flooring allows the drawers to open smoothly. To get the most out of your walk-in closet, think of it as any other room in your home and plan for the special features you’ll really use. I’m Jill Waage, with Better Homes and Gardens. Audra Lowe: Thanks a lot Jill and for more after-the-holidays organizing tips, you can check out storage magazine on newsstands now.