You need to do something with your current closet, because it is not working.
Is your closet a catchall for the rest of the house?
Before you take out the first bit of clothing, shelf, nail, close rod(s), FIRST, take time to go through and find out what is working for you, and what is not working for you.
As you go through the process of renovating your closet, this list will be very helpful in reconfiguring what you really want, need, and desire so that the finished product is right for you.
Get out a piece of paper or your notes on your phone, ipad, tablet, laptop and start with these areas and list them out, and decide if you like it or do not like it.
Door or sliding door or bifold door that is going into your closet? Is this working for you? Can you get it open or shut it? If it is a door does it go too far into the room and take up too much space so you cannot get a piece of furniture in your room? If is it sliding doors, can you see enough with the sliding door open in your closet? Or are you constantly sliding them back and forth to find what you need in your closet?
Closet rods, do you have the right height of closet rods for your long hanging clothes and shorter hanging clothes?
Lighting is critical if you want to see anything in your closet. Does the lighting in your closet allow you to see everything? And can you see the difference in clothing colors?
Shoe and purse storage? Do you have this area in your closet? If so, is it working for you?
Shelf space? Do you have any and if so is it enough? Is there space above your tallest shelf in your closet that you can add another shelf too?
When frustration gets out of hand, sometimes it is hard to see the good points in your closet.
The point of this exercise is to get a starting point and be able to work from this in going forward. Stay tuned as I help you unravel the process to redoing your closet that works for you.
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