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  • Writer's pictureKen Incontro

Top 5 Organization Hacks for Your Closet

The average American family spends around $1700 on clothes each year, and most women own approximately 30 outfits—one for every day of the month. No wonder our closets are often messy and disorganized!

At Incontro Closets, our goal is to help you reclaim your space. We provide a wide variety of custom closet solutions in the styles, colors, and finishes that suit your home. Here are some top tips to keep in mind when designing the perfect custom closet.

1. Minimize Clutter

Closets often become a catch-all space for clutter—out of sight, out of mind, right? Before you begin designing your custom closet, it’s important to clean it out and see what you really need to store.

Start by removing everything that doesn’t belong in your closet. We suggest dividing it into three piles: Keep, Donate, and Toss. Next, sort all of your clothing by type and season. Keep all of your accessories—such as hats, ties, and scarves—together so they’re easy to find when you need them. Custom drawer organizers make it easy to neatly store smaller items!

Many of our clients prefer to rotate their wardrobes depending on the season. You may even want to consider storing large seasonal clothing items (such as coats and boots) in labeled bins during the off-season to maximize storage space.

2. Rethink Your Wardrobe

When was the last time you wore that sequined blouse? And are you really going to wear that bridesmaid dress from a decade ago?

When designing your custom closet, it’s important to ensure that you have enough space for everything—you don’t want it to be too large or small! Go through your wardrobe, including your shoes and accessories, and get an accurate picture of how much you have to store. Get rid of anything you haven’t worn in a long time. Donate any gently-used items and consider storing sentimental outfits in a labeled bin instead.

3. Make Space for Your Shoes

Our hanging rods and shelving are completely adjustable, which means you can store tall boots and long coats in the same closet! Stop piling your shoes all over the floor and instead add a custom shoe rack to give every pair its place. Organize pairs by style and functionality so that it’s always easy to find the perfect pair to go with your outfit.

4. Hang Up Your Accessories

Is there anything worse than reaching for a necklace, only to find that it’s tangled up with all of the others? Our closets can be customized with space for all of your accessories—such as belts or tie racks, jewelry drawers, and more. You can even utilize the back of the door by installing hooks to hang your hats and scarves!

5. Think About How You Get Ready in the Morning

Our design experts are here to help make getting ready in the morning a breeze with storage solutions designed just for you. A valet rod makes it easy to proudly display tomorrow’s outfit, so you can save time trying to figure out what you’re going to wear. We can also install a slide-out mirror so you can easily see that you’re always looking your best!

Custom Closets to Suit Your Needs

Are you ready to build the custom closet of your dreams? Our design team is here to help! All of our storage solutions are manufactured right here in Omaha, with the highest quality materials. Reach out to us today for a free in-home consultation.

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