Spring is here, let’s get organized! Tips from Healthy Organizing as well as other organizers.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: JAMES RANSOM
When it comes to storage, we tend to favor "the more space, the better" philosophy. If you have a deep closet, however, you may find yourself struggling to optimize all that space that's out of arm's reach without turning it into a storage graveyard. Luckily, there are ways to do it. We asked a few organization experts for their best advice for organizing a deep closet—and harnessing its full storage potential—whether in the bedroom, entryway, or your children's playroom.
Think in Rotations
If deep closets have made it impossible to access items further back, try using that to your advantage. In other words, store what you don't need or use as often in the back and keep more day-to-day items up front, says Kendra Stanley of Healthy Organizing, a personalized organizing service. "The clothes you wear the most should be the most accessible and organized by season," Stanley tells us. "Special occasion items can also be stored deeper back." You can also rotate items by need in kids' closets, depending on their age and what toys or clothing items they've outgrown or are not yet ready for. "As far as clothing goes, only the size they are currently wearing should be accessible," says Stanley. "The rest can go into clear plastic bins, labeled by age or size, and stored either deeper in the closet or on top of a high shelf."