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By: CLOSET FACTORY | Created 03/18/2020

Out of season clothes

Depending on where you live, your wardrobe may change drastically as the seasons change. For some people, their closet situation could be in disarray because they don’t know what to do with out of season clothes. To help those of you out who struggle with this, here are five tips on storing out of season clothes.

1. Always clean wardrobe before storing them long term

bundle of clothes

It’s safe to assume that most people know that they shouldn’t store dirty clothes long term. When it comes to wardrobe that isn’t cleaned often like a thick winter jacket, it can be easy to overlook that these items can be filled with stains and dirt that aren’t noticeable at a quick glance. Even if you think everything is clean, it is better to be safe than sorry and clean them again before setting them aside for storage. If you don’t clean them, stains can darken and removing them will become more challenging.

2. Avoid cardboard boxes

don't store out of season clothes in dirty cardboard box

Cardboard boxes are the go-to option when people want to store something long term. Other than moving, you should never store clothes in a cardboard box. If they get wet, it will lead to mildew. Cardboard boxes will also do a terrible job of keeping bugs from getting into your clothes. Instead, opt for plastic containers with a lid which are easy to obtain and won’t cost much.

3. Use a garment rack with a built-in cover for hanging items

store out of season clothes

For delicate items like dresses and suits, you are going to want to give them a bit more attention than simply folding them into a container. Instead, invest in a garment rack with a built-in cover. This will allow you to keep those items hung and safe from dust and bugs. While something like this might sound expensive, they are fairly cheap and can be placed just about anywhere.

4. When space is at a premium, vacuum seal your wardrobe

vacuum seal clothes for storing out of season clothes

Vacuum sealing your wardrobe will suck the air out and reduce the size to a fraction of the initial volume. That is great for those who are unsure what to do with items they have no intention to use and don’t have the space to keep them in the closet. Vacuum sealing wardrobe also gives you the benefit of protection from dust and moisture. The downside of vacuum sealing for an extended period of time is that some items made of natural fibers like cotton need air to retain its shape. So, unless you have to, it may be best not to vacuum seal.

5. Store in a cool, dry place

linen storage boxes for closet

Avoid storing out of season clothes somewhere that gets a lot of sunlight or is prone to moisture. While the garage or attic is a great spot in theory, they are not ideal for clothes. Better storage locations would be a spare linen closet, the top shelf of your bedroom closet, or under the bed.

Properly storing clothes that are out of season will keep them in pristine condition and help keep your main closet clean and organized. For more home organization inspiration, visit our blog and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

By: THE CLOSET FACTORY MIAMI | Created 03/18/2020

custom walk in closet with a sunglass storage system

Whether you are looking to help your elderly parents stay comfortable in their home or you are looking to future proof your house, it’s never too early to start implementing home storage ideas suitable for senior citizens. Because of its size, the closet can be an area that is glossed over when optimizing a home for older people. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to optimize the closet to be functional for people with physical limitations. Here are some closet optimization ideas to help you age in place.

Use built-in organization systems

traditional style closet design

Hung closet systems should be avoided at all costs for the elderly. As a person’s mobility deteriorates, they might use their surrounding environment to help balance themselves. In a closet with a hung system, an elderly person might grab onto something and bring the whole system down. A structurally sound built-in system is a much better investment as it is both higher quality and safer than hung systems.

Lighting

led lights

Closets with customized LED lighting is considered a luxury feature. They look absolutely incredible in a closet by illuminating your wardrobe. However, if your eyesight isn’t what it used to be, it can make a huge difference in being able to see what you are looking for. Lighting will also reduce the chances of tripping on something on the ground that might not be visible in the dark.

Pull-down rods

age in place pull down rod

Pull-down rods are mostly seen in closets with high ceilings or shorter homeowners. For someone who uses a walker or is in a wheelchair, pull-down rods are extremely valuable. They will allow them to still have access to the contents that are high and hard to reach. Luckily, pull-down rods aren’t as tricky to install or use as you think. They also add an extra element of luxury to a closet.

Open shelving

traditional acanthus wood walk-in closet

For some people, it might be better to opt for open shelving versus having doors or drawers. Open shelving makes your items easier to see and easier to access because you don’t have to open or close anything. Other than the physical benefits, some people just like the visual style of open shelving. They can help make a closet a statement piece.

Shoe shelves, drawers, or racks

pullout shoe rack for closet

Storing shoes on the floor of a closet is relatively common. For most people, that leads to disorganization. For an older person, it might lead to something much worse. Bending down to reach shoes as an older person opens the possibility of tripping or pulling something. There is no reason to take that risk. Get shoes off the floor with drawers, shelves, or racks.

Adjustable rods and shelves

LED rods

Having everything within arm’s reach is obviously critical for an older person. However, it isn’t practical for someone who is perfectly capable of reaching for items on higher shelves to have those areas go to waste. That is where having adjustable rods and shelves comes in handy. You can enjoy all of the dimensions of your closet today, and when the time comes, you can adjust the rods and shelves so your wardrobe is easily accessible. If you have a system like the ones, we offer, adjusting is simple.

Seating area

beautiful large walk in closet with 2 island

It can be challenging getting ready for the day if you have chronic ailments. A seating area can aid in that process. This can be as simple as getting an ottoman or as thorough as having a bench attached to a center island. Just get something that is comfortable for you.

How to get started

woman designer for home office

It can be a daunting task to try to figure out all of the moving parts of a closet that is designed so you can age in place. One of our designers can work with you to plan out your closet from scratch and give you a design that combines style and functionality. They can give you a thorough understanding of where everything can be stored and how everything can be adjusted for the future.

Schedule a free consultation with one of our designers and get started on optimizing your closet today!

By: THE CLOSET FACTORY MIAMI | Created 03/18/2020

cluttered room

It’s safe to say that a clean and organized home is fantastic. One of the biggest elements preventing a clean and organized home is clutter. Whether you have a hoarding problem or are just too lazy to dispose of your clutter, it’s critical to get on top of it. With that said, it’s easy to say you need to get rid of your clutter and not easy to know when it’s time to declutter. Here are six signs clutter has taken over your home. 

You can’t find things easily

We’ve all been in situations where we spend a lot of time trying to find basic things like our keys, phone, or wallet. This might happen because they fell into an unusual spot of your home. The more likely scenario is that it’s hard to see what you are looking for amidst your clutter. 

woman frustrated with home

You are embarrassed to invite people over

A messy home is one thing. You can spend some time cleaning to get your home ready for guests. When it gets to the point you are too embarrassed to invite people over, you know deep down that your home is more than just messy. 

Cabinets, drawers, and closets are overstuffed

It should never take effort to close cabinets, drawers, and closet doors. When these areas are overstuffed, you lose functionality. What’s even worse is that you fool yourself into thinking your home isn’t that cluttered because they help “hide” the excess stuff.

messy room

You step on things often

You shouldn’t walk in your house as if there was lava on the ground. Even if you have kids who have a lot of toys, having floor space is critical to an organized home. When there is always stuff on the floor, it usually means that there isn’t a place to put everything. Not having a place for everything is usually the result of having too much clutter. 

Your car no longer fits in your garage

Garages are designed to store a lot of items including at least one car. The issue a lot of people have is that the garage is their go-to spot to store junk. Even if you don’t want to park your car in your garage, a functional garage is critical for an organized home.

frustrated with mess

You don’t know where to start decluttering

Decluttering isn’t the most exciting activity, but if you don’t even know where to begin, you have a significant clutter problem that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. It doesn’t matter where you start as long as you make progress. 

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By: MIAMI DOORS AND CLOSETS | Created 05/09/2019

Miami Closet Organizers

Closet organizers help enhance the look and utility of any closet. Ask our design experts how we can build a closet system that fits your exact needs and tastes. We create custom, beautiful closet organizers to your exact measurements! We have helped hundreds of clients design the perfect closet organizers for their needs.

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Closet organizers are useful outside of the bedroom as well.  We install closet organizers in walk-in closets, reach-in closets, linen closets, pantries, offices, and any other area of the home that requires organization.

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By: AFK FLOORING AND KITCHEN | Created 04/18/2019

Organizing a closet is important, no matter what size it is. But if you have a small closet, organizing it is even more important than ever. Below are five tips that you can use for organizing your small closet.

1. Declutter

If you’re saving every single shirt or pair of pants you’ve bought, and your closet is small, it’s not going to matter if you are organized. Your closet is going to look like a mess. You want to declutter your closet and get rid of the things that you don’t wear anymore.

2. Use the Right Hangers

There are a lot of different types of hangers in all types of styles, sizes and shapes. If you use many different types, it can ruin your organization. Even though they don’t have to match, they should be similar in type and size. You also want to hang them all uniform and hanging the same way.

In addition, large shirts that are draped on small hangers are going to wrinkle easier. Hangers that are at different heights also can make it harder for getting the clothes out. So you want to choose one of the basic hangers and a bar. This way they will work for blouses, skirts and pants.

3. Don’t Try Cramming all of the Clothes in Your Closet

It will be hard to organize your clothes in a closet that is small. But if you’re dealing with your daily clothes along with your winter clothes, summer clothes, dressy clothes, and everything else, you’re going to go nuts. So you want to rotate what you wear based on the weather. Think about what you’re going to be wearing the most and hang that up, then put the others on a shelf or on the floor in a box.

4. Don’t Buy a lot of Organization Products

Bins, dividers and storage boxes are often helpful when you’re organizing a closet. However, there is a limit to how useful they are. They also can take up space themselves. If you are depending on your organizers to do the work, you’ll be very disappointed, and your closet will be unnecessarily cluttered. You should stick with items that are space saving. Things like smaller belt holders, flat dividers for shelves and things like that.

5. Have a System

If you have a small closet, it’s possible that you’ll think that it won’t be a problem to easily find items even if you don’t have them organized. But nothing is further from the truth. You can easily lose items. So you want to sort the clothes by the type of item and the types by their color.

These are the things that you can do to organize your closet even when it’s small. You’ll find that your clothes are looking better and you’re finding them a lot easier.

By: CLOSETS BY DESIGN PALM BEACH | Created 10/31/2018

Bookshelves are a necessity for a living room as they makes your room a better space to live. A room with the collection of books look messy, and it is very difficult to find the desired edition from an unorganized collection of the same. So, a bookshelf is a basic and must need for your home. You can keep the decorative pieces and add elegance to your space. It is very useful to control unwanted mess in your room.

Here are some of the basic benefits of bookshelves:

Space saver: Bookshelves are easily available in various sizes, styles and types. Some are placed against the wall, some are mounted on the wall, and some are placed at the corner of the room. These versatile pieces of furniture save the area and provide you extra space for other purposes. Some shelves fit under the stairs to offer you the great utilization of blank space. These types of an area are the perfect choice for the small apartment.

Easy to access: Bookshelves online are easy to access, easy to maintain and carry because of their flexible configuration. You can manage your collection in the racks according to your requirements. It will be easy to find the right edition anytime for you.

Great appeal: Many people wish to bring additional style in their space by placing the functional unit of furniture. Bookshelves give you a chance to collect your books inside a perfectly clean cabinet that will reflect your style. The cabinet of wood is the best option to give a traditional touch to the living room that can prevent your collection from moisture and dust. It will blend perfectly in any room and storage style.

Bookcases come in different sizes, designs, shapes and materials. You can easily choose the most suitable piece according to your home decor, styles and need.

Display your personality: These units provide the best and sufficient space to put your personality on display. You can share the items that reflect your interests and hobbies by choosing the perfect shelf to complement the living area and collectables.

With different types of shelves that are available in the market, you can easily narrow down your choice by selecting the colors and style in advance. You should consider the available space, amount of books you want to organize.

Here are some of the basic styles:

Corner Shelves

Ladder shelves

Tower cabinets

Wall mounted cabinets

Glass cabinets

  

A well-organized room is always incomplete without a bookshelf. You can choose the perfect shelf according to you, your space and book collection.

By: CLOSETS BY DESIGN WEST COAST | Created 10/31/2018

Bookshelves are a necessity for a living room as they makes your room a better space to live. A room with the collection of books look messy, and it is very difficult to find the desired edition from an unorganized collection of the same. So, a bookshelf is a basic and must need for your home. You can keep the decorative pieces and add elegance to your space. It is very useful to control unwanted mess in your room.

Here are some of the basic benefits of bookshelves:

Space saver: Bookshelves are easily available in various sizes, styles and types. Some are placed against the wall, some are mounted on the wall, and some are placed at the corner of the room. These versatile pieces of furniture save the area and provide you extra space for other purposes. Some shelves fit under the stairs to offer you the great utilization of blank space. These types of an area are the perfect choice for the small apartment.

Easy to access: Bookshelves online are easy to access, easy to maintain and carry because of their flexible configuration. You can manage your collection in the racks according to your requirements. It will be easy to find the right edition anytime for you.

Great appeal: Many people wish to bring additional style in their space by placing the functional unit of furniture. Bookshelves give you a chance to collect your books inside a perfectly clean cabinet that will reflect your style. The cabinet of wood is the best option to give a traditional touch to the living room that can prevent your collection from moisture and dust. It will blend perfectly in any room and storage style.

Bookcases come in different sizes, designs, shapes and materials. You can easily choose the most suitable piece according to your home decor, styles and need.

Display your personality: These units provide the best and sufficient space to put your personality on display. You can share the items that reflect your interests and hobbies by choosing the perfect shelf to complement the living area and collectables.

With different types of shelves that are available in the market, you can easily narrow down your choice by selecting the colors and style in advance. You should consider the available space, amount of books you want to organize.

Here are some of the basic styles:

Corner Shelves

Ladder shelves

Tower cabinets

Wall mounted cabinets

Glass cabinets

 

A well-organized room is always incomplete without a bookshelf. You can choose the perfect shelf according to you, your space and book collection.

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