Before you get started, it’s usually a good idea to set yourself some goals. Are you looking to organize your clothes and shoes? Or do you intend to maximize closet space by adding shelves and storage units? Depending on your plan, you may need a few extra tools. Generally, it’s worth having a measuring tape and some trash bags or shopping bags on hand. You can follow these steps to prepare your closet for reorganization:
- Empty the closet completely. You may even find some surprises at the back of it.
- Give it a good clean by dusting the shelves, mopping or vacuuming the floor and cleaning the surfaces with a moist towel.
- Declutter your clothes, shoes, and accessories. You can prepare different bags for items that you want to keep, give away to charity, or throw in the trash.
- Measure the inside of your closet (front to back, left to right side, and top to bottom).
Now that your closet is in good shape, it’s time to check out the following closet organization hacks to create your dream space.