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10 Tips for Organizing Closets

Published on NewsOK Published: April 11, 2013

It's so fun to organize the closet! Just kidding. It's really hard, unless you are one of those people who just naturally loves organizing. In which case, you probably don't even need to read this article, since your closet is probably already tidy and orderly.These tips are very basic tips. They are not tips for someone who is upgrading to a Carrie Bradshaw-style walk-in closet with all the bells and whistles. These are tips for organizing a crummy old closet. If your average, bummer of a closet is ready for an overhaul, use these cheap and easy tips to whip it into shape.

Put up some wire shelves: Wire shelves are inexpensive and widely available. They're also highly customizable. They come with instructions, but if you are really lousy at home improvement, any decent handyman should be able to put them up for you.

Add rows of coat hooks: Coat hooks in a closet? Make use of wall space in the closet by mounting coat hooks on its walls at different heights. Wall space in closets (on the right and left sides of the door) is sorely underused. You can really maximize your closet by making use of the walls with coat hooks.

Build closet poles with plumbing supplies: One of the best DIY solutions for closet poles is metal plumbing pipes and pipe fittings. You can use a plumbing pipe as a wall-mounted closet pole, or build your own free-standing garment rack out of plumbing pipes and pipe fittings.

Get rid of what you don't use: Duh, but it's more challenging than it looks.

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