5 Ideas to Organize Your Master Closet

When you’re standing there looking at a sliding pile of sweaters or trying to find a matching shoe, it can seem like too big a task to tackle but don’t get discouraged. You just need some master closet organization ideas

Master Closet Organization Ideas: 5 Essentials

Your master bedroom closet is an essential part of your daily routine, so an organized closet will have a pretty significant impact on your life. These five ideas will enhance the functionality and aesthetic of your closet to better suit your needs and lifestyle. 

Idea 1: Purge Your Closet

To achieve success, you need to begin with an edit and clean out of your existing wardrobe (along with whatever else you’re currently storing in your master closet). 

There are many methods for going about a closet cleanout. You can search the internet, hire a professional or ask a friend to help if you feel like confronting your clutter alone is too intimidating. 

Physically interacting with each item “Marie Kondo style” will help you decide whether an item brings you joy and is worth keeping or not.

Make piles of things you plan to keep, the things you love and wear regularly, and things to donate or recycle. Put the items you’ve designated to donate and recycle into your car or store them in your garage right away. 

If you’re wavering on some clothes, some organizers recommend turning your hanger the wrong way. If you wear an item, you can turn it around, but if you don’t wear something after some time, you’ll be able to identify what goes unworn in your wardrobe. 

Anything that doesn’t belong in your master closet, like decorations or linens, should find a new home in your house. Check out our ideas on garage storage if you plan on sending some items to live out there permanently. 

Idea 2: Collaborate and Compromise

If you share your master closet with someone, you will need to talk him or her into a similar purge so you can both start with a clean slate. Aim for the goal of achieving separate spaces in the finished closet. 

One of the main storage struggles couples sharing a closet face is the mountain of shoes taking up valuable real estate in your master closet. Learn better shoe organization options to free up more space for your everyday wear.

Idea 3: Make It Personal

Now that you know what you’re working with, you can begin to think about solutions. This is the fun part. 

Consider all the ways you use your closet personally. Some people have twenty pairs of premium denim, while others long for a way to display and store an extensive jewelry collection. 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, consider enlisting the help of a professional for a consultation. If you have space, a center island with drawers and pull-out trays could solve your jewelry conundrum beautifully. 

If you have always hated the way your boots flop over onto a pile, you can create custom boot storage at this stage. 

Don’t forget to include a spot for a custom mirror or some lighting so you can accentuate your space and clearly see every item stored in your closet.

Idea 4: Creative Solutions

You should feel free to create the closet storage that will make every day better for you. Every solution will involve some mix of shelving, hanging rods, and, possibly, specialized storage like bins, drawers, or shoe storage. 

If you hang everything except your shoes, line your space with hanging rods. Part of the area can accommodate a double hanging rod for tops. 

If the opposite is true, get rid of all but minimal hanging storage and opt for shelves. 

Install Shelves

You can measure and install shelves yourself or enlist the help of a professional. The choices are truly endless and can accommodate any budget or space. 

By using all the vertical space and each and every corner, you can use space more efficiently and improve your closet. Wire shelving is an inexpensive choice that can be easily configured to meet any need. They allow for airflow around your clothes and can hold 75 lbs per square foot when installed. 

Custom laminate wood shelves give the closet a more custom look and can indeed be customized to create your dream closet. Install shelves, drawers, hanging racks, and any combination of hidden storage you desire.

If you’re using a lot of storage bins that aren’t see-through, consider investing in a good label maker so you can easily identify where everything belongs.

Idea 5: Keep it Up

Now that you’ve created a closet where you can find the clothes you want and store out-of-season gear and accessories as needed make sure to put a little effort into keeping everything organized. 

Often, keeping up with the new system can be the hardest part.

However, having separate spaces for each partner means you have hopefully created separate systems that work for each of you.

Keeping it up also means periodically going through your wardrobe like you did to begin this process. Seasonal changeovers are a good time to take stock of what needs to be donated, repaired, or replaced. 

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