Interior Design: Ashley Astleford
Photography: Dan Piassick
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Is it possible to have something that can be taken w/you if need be? - My husband & I are now empty nesters. I would like to turn an extra bedroom into my walk-in closet. If we ever sell the house I would want to return everything back to a bedroom. With shelving is there anything that is semi-permanent? »
Differentiate the heights of your shelves. To ensure a proper home for everything in your wardrobe, you're likely to need shelves of different heights. Stuffing too-tall items into too-short spaces leaves your closet feeling claustrophobic and you feeling frustrated.
Take Advantage of Unused SpaceNotice how there's open space below the hanging garments? Put it to good use. You can store everything from purses and folded jeans to shoes and hats in this area. You could also place a labeled bin full of scarves and accessories there. The sky's the limit!
Host a closet-clearing party. You can certainly do this on your own, but if you are having a hard time getting motivated to cull your closet, think about inviting a few good friends to help out. Provide refreshments and fun music, and let your friends help give you that extra nudge to finally ditch those less-than-flattering pieces in your wardrobe.
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