Whether you have a small closet or no closet at all you can build a solution that will provide storage for both hanging and folded items. As a new loft owner I have no closets – that’s right – NOT-A-ONE! So I decided to build my own.
Here are the few items you will need:
- Rolling rack
- Extra Large Storage bins
- 8 (eight) screws, washers and bolts or a roll of duct tape (for a less permanent build)
- A small area rug (optional)
- Mirror (optional)
I do lots of large closet organization projects where I buy industrial strength rolling racks. For my new home, I knew I needed something strong and made of metal that would not break over time. I ordered my rack from ACME Display in Los Angeles, CA, a wholesale retail supplier of store fixtures. Check them out; they have great finds and even better prices. TIP: Buying direct from manufactures can be cheaper than buying from your average mega-organizational store, and you’ll get way better quality.
Watch the video below for this quick and easy demonstration:
Rolling Rack Closet Tips:
- It’s best to organize items hanging by color. This is easier on the eye since your wardrobe is in plain sight. I suggest dark to light.
- A small area rug will help define your closet space and keep the rolling rack from rolling if you have hard surface floors. It also makes trying on your clothes and shoes feel like you are in a store.
- To keep storage bins organized, keep items you wear less often on the bottom.
- Fold items in thirds to allow for more space when searching.
- Keep your delicate items in a clear plastic garment bag to protect from dust and moths.
- Hang cedar blocks to keep moths and other pests from ruining your clothing.
- Purchase hangers that coordinate with your decor. Try Real Simple Hangers! Be sure to count how many hangers you will need to hang your items and buy 25% more than you need. Trust me!
- Make sure all hangers face the same direction.
I Dare You To Be Domestic!