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Evaluating Your Closet Space

Updated: Feb 25, 2022

The closet is one of the most rewarding areas of the house to organize. A properly organized closet is not only beautiful, but functional. Before you begin moving clothing into your closet, take stock of your space.

Hanging Space

The majority of clothing should be hung. A closet with mainly hung clothes gives you the ability to fit more clothing in the space. It also provides you a visual of all your outfit options. When your clothes are in sight, picking an outfit becomes much simpler. Rather than searching for one of your favorite blouses in your bottom drawer, create a hanging space for blouses, jackets, jeans, pants, skirts, dresses, and work attire.

  • Custom Closets 101: When designing a closet, hanging space is your biggest asset. We recommend cutting down on the number of shelves and drawers in the design plan in order to create more hanging space.

Shelves and Drawers

Most people have more clothing than accessories, which is why it is so important to prioritize hanging space. However, there are some clothing items that should not be hung. Sweaters, for instance, should be folded in drawers to maintain their shape and longevity. Pajamas, shorts, undergarments, socks, scarves, workout attire, and loungewear are other items we recommend folding in drawers. Shelves should be used for accessories such as hats, shoes, and hand bags.

It’s a Journey, Not a Destination

Closet organization is a process. As your clothing collection grows and changes, the organizational systems in the space will need to be tweaked. With creativity and open mindedness, this is a very doable task. Here at The Detailed Life, we would love to assist you in your closet organization journey!


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