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by Maria Gracia | Updated on October 1, 2023 Join our newsletter to be notified when new content is added to our website. As summer draws to a close, it presents the perfect opportunity to declutter and reorganize your coat closet, especially if it has been neglected for a while. Follow these simple steps to transform your coat closet into an organized space, ready for the upcoming fall weather. 1. Start by emptying out the entire closet. Take out everything, including coats, shoes, items hanging on hooks, and any containers. This blank slate will give you a clear view of the space and make the cleaning process easier. 2. Thoroughly clean the closet. Use a vacuum attachment to clean the shelves and remove any dust or debris. Don't forget to vacuum (get rid of those dust bunnies and any other debris) and then clean the floor as well. 3. Upgrade your hangers. Get rid of flimsy wire hangers from the dry cleaner or easily breakable plastic ones. Invest in sturdy hangers capable of holding heavy coats without bending. Consider purchasing wooden or heavy plastic matching coat hangers for a more organized and polished look. Ensure you have enough hangers for your family members and even some extras for guests. 4. Group by family member. As you return the coats and jackets to the closet, group them by each family member. Make sure not to include anything that doesn't fit or isn't worn by anyone. For better organization, visually divide each person's section into winter coats/jackets and summer coats/jackets. If you have out-of-season items, consider storing them elsewhere. 5. Keep accessories organized. To keep accessories, like winter gloves, scarves, and earmuffs organized, add totes or containers for each family member. Before placing items inside, take the opportunity to weed out any gloves with missing mates. 6. Organize your shoes. Incorporate a shoe rack into the coat closet, but keep it reserved for shoes you wear regularly. For your larger shoe collection, utilize your bedroom closets. 7. Add some hooks. If you store items like umbrellas, dog leashes, and backpacks in the coat closet, add strong hooks to keep these items easily accessible and tidy. 8. Add shelving. Consider adding extra shelving to the closet if you currently only have one tall shelf. This added space will provide more storage and make it easier to keep things organized. 9. Contain small items. For tall items like canes or umbrellas, consider including a tall container to store them. By following these steps, your coat closet will be transformed into a well- organized and functional space...all ready for the cooler/colder weather ahead. Back to Organized Storage Index

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by Maria Gracia Updated October 1, 2023 Join our newsletter to be notified when new content is added to our website. As summer draws to a close, it presents the perfect opportunity to declutter and reorganize your coat closet, especially if it has been neglected for a while. Follow these simple steps to transform your coat closet into an organized space, ready for the upcoming fall weather. 1. Start by emptying out the entire closet. Take out everything, including coats, shoes, items hanging on hooks, and any containers. This blank slate will give you a clear view of the space and make the cleaning process easier. 2. Thoroughly clean the closet. Use a vacuum attachment to clean the shelves and remove any dust or debris. Don't forget to vacuum (get rid of those dust bunnies and any other debris) and then clean the floor as well. 3. Upgrade your hangers. Get rid of flimsy wire hangers from the dry cleaner or easily breakable plastic ones. Invest in sturdy hangers capable of holding heavy coats without bending. Consider purchasing wooden or heavy plastic matching coat hangers for a more organized and polished look. Ensure you have enough hangers for your family members and even some extras for guests. 4. Group by family member. As you return the coats and jackets to the closet, group them by each family member. Make sure not to include anything that doesn't fit or isn't worn by anyone. For better organization, visually divide each person's section into winter coats/jackets and summer coats/jackets. If you have out-of- season items, consider storing them elsewhere. 5. Keep accessories organized. To keep accessories, like winter gloves, scarves, and earmuffs organized, add totes or containers for each family member. Before placing items inside, take the opportunity to weed out any gloves with missing mates. 6. Organize your shoes. Incorporate a shoe rack into the coat closet, but keep it reserved for shoes you wear regularly. For your larger shoe collection, utilize your bedroom closets. 7. Add some hooks. If you store items like umbrellas, dog leashes, and backpacks in the coat closet, add strong hooks to keep these items easily accessible and tidy. 8. Add shelving. Consider adding extra shelving to the closet if you currently only have one tall shelf. This added space will provide more storage and make it easier to keep things organized. 9. Contain small items. For tall items like canes or umbrellas, consider including a tall container to store them. By following these steps, your coat closet will be transformed into a well-organized and functional space...all ready for the cooler/colder weather ahead. Back to Organized Storage Index
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