Planning to remodel your primary closet? Here are a few tips to help you plan and prepare for a smooth transition and easy setup once your new shelving and hanging systems are in place.
Planning a closet remodel is really exciting, especially if your current closet situation is…well…less than functional. The idea of adding storage space and fresh new shelving is enough to make you so giddy, but there are some not so fun things you need to do now before you start ripping out clothing rods and repainting walls. By following these closet remodel prep tips, you’ll be getting dressed in your dream closet in no time!
Downsize Your Wardrobe
You knew I was going to say this, didn’t you? But I promise, the task you’ve been avoiding is critical for a smooth transition to a new closet. If you don’t purge now, you won’t do it later either, and your new closet is going to look full and cluttered right from the get-go.
Go through your entire wardrobe, both hanging and folded, and be really honest with yourself. Do you wear it? Do you love it? Does it deserve a home in your brand new gorgeous closet? If not, it’s time to let it go. Here’s a post that will help you decide what to keep and what to toss.
Prepare A Holding Area
Closet remodels aren’t usually done in a day, so your clothing is going to be displaced for a bit. In order to access your clothes while they’re temporarily homeless, find a “holding area” for them to be stored during the renovation. If you have an extra closet in a guest room or entryway, you can hang your frequently worn clothes there.
If you don’t have an additional closet freed up, these rolling racks are really affordable and can be assembled in minutes. They’re a great way to keep your clothes hung and accessible. That’s what I’m using for our closet remodel. I just filled it with a few outfits for both myself and my husband and rolled it into our home gym.
Wait To Buy New Storage Bins
I know, I know, it’s fun to dream up gorgeous designs for your new closet and load up your cart online at The Container Store. But no matter how meticulously planned your new closet layout is, something will change during installation. It’s very different to see a closet design on paper versus in real life, and where you thought things would go may not make as much sense once the new system is assembled.
It’s totally fine to fill your cart with all the baskets, bins, and decor you love, but don’t click checkout until the entire closet system is up and ready. Take detailed measurements of the spaces you have and check the length, width, and height of the containers you want to be sure they’ll fit.
Shopping For Closet Organizers?
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