Archive for September, 2010

September 25, 2010

The Next Level in Walkin wardobe Organization – Shelving

Walkin wardobe

Most Walkin wardobe come equipped with a hanging bar and little else but to organize a Walkin wardobe and keep it that way some shelving is a must have. There are many items that you own that should not be hung up and stuffing them in a dresser drawer isn’t the answer either. By installing shelving inside your Walkin wardobe you are opening up new possibilities to keep it orderly.

You don’t have to stick with the traditional bar in the middle of the Walkin wardobe ideas that is supposed to be one-size fits all. Plan the layout that makes the most sense to you. Maybe you would like to hang your pants at eye level and have all of your tops on shelving underneath or vice versa. Another use for shelves if for your shoes, install a shelf off the floor near the bottom and you can increase the floor space in your Walkin wardobe ideas for more shoes or other storage bins. If you like the idea of having drawers in your Walkin wardobe but don’t have the means to install them a shelf with some basket or bins for sorting will work too.

Shelves are versatile; if you decide to reorganize you can put the shelves to another use. If they use to hold sweaters and it is now the middle of summer you can repurpose them for your summer hats, sandals, or shorts. If you choose, you can install the adjustable shelving that allows you to move the hanging brackets up or down a metal runner with holes.

Shelves come in different materials, you can choose from plastic shelving, metal (solid or wire), or wood. All are fine and as long as they are strong enough and smooth (to prevent any damage to clothing) you can go with the most eye-pleasing or cost effective shelving that can be found at the hardware store for your Walkin wardobe ideas.

September 23, 2010

Walkin wardobe Organization – Categorize

The key to any successful organization project is categorizing. By grouping like things together you will make them easy to find for future use, easy to remember when it is time to put them away and your Walkin wardobe will look nice and orderly. Proper storage containers will make this task easy to accomplish and maintain.

Baskets, bins, and drawers are the perfect addition to any Walkin wardobe. They can be used to store socks in one, belts in other, just try to keep like things together. Additionally, you will want to categorize your hanging clothing. The most popular way of doing this is to put all of your pants in one area, shirts, in the next and so on. If you want to go further when you are categorizing, separate your clothing into groups of when you would wear them (to work, to the gym, at home, at night) and then group the pants and tops together within those smaller categories.

Hooks are another way to store like things together. They can be used for belts, ties, or purses. Having these smaller accessories in one place and on display will make your choices in the morning quicker. If you have a larger Walkin wardobe, you may want to keep your jewelry in the Walkin wardobe too. You can use a traditional jewelry box to keep them together or a small box for your earrings and another for your necklaces and so on.

You can think outside the box too, brainstorm how you use the different items in your Walkin wardobe. Maybe your workout gear can be stored in ready to wear bundles. Take your pants roll up a shirt and socks inside and they are neat inside your Walkin wardobe and ready to grab when it is time to go to the gym for a work out.

September 22, 2010

Walkin wardobe Organization on a Budget

walkin wardrobe picture

walkin wardrobe

Walkin wardobe ideas

Do you drool over the Walkin wardobe ideas that are available longing for a Walkin wardobe that looks like the ones in the advertisements? You know that your mornings would be less stressful and harried if you could just find what you needed when you need it in your unorganized Walkin wardobe. But you don’t have to invest your savings to achieve the benefits of a Walkin wardobe organization system. There are tips and tricks you can utilize to get the same effect without the high cost.

The key to low-cost Walkin wardobe organization is creativity and using the resources available to you. Hang hooks on the back of your Walkin wardobe door or any other vertical surface for a plethora of uses from purses, belts, hats, bathrobes, or any other item you can hang. Plastic storage drawers are inexpensive and available at most hardware stores are useful for the bottom of your Walkin wardobe, again to group and store small things or ones that you don’t typically hang up such as your pajamas. Shelving is a must, where you don’t hang a hook put up a shelf. After your shelving is up, invest or repurpose some baskets or other small receptacles to store items in. If you don’t, the shelves are destined to become messy and cluttered. This is a few of the low to no cost items you can use to organize your Walkin wardobe.

If you have a bigger budget, find a picture of a Walkin wardobe organization system that catches your eye and see if you can recreate it on your own with lower cost supplies found in your hardware store. Plastic shelving, extra hanging rods, and hooks are all that you need to create an organized Walkin wardobe ideas. Invest in enough hangers too; make sure you have enough for all of your clothes to make picking out an outfit easy.

September 21, 2010

Walkin wardobe Organization for Two

First consider building you own walkin wardrobe closet

In any couple it is bound to happen, one is the epitome of organization and the other specializes in organized chaos. Chances are there are many areas of your home where the organizer takes charge and makes sure things stay neat and tidy. But what do you do if you have to share a Walkin wardobe with a partner who does not share your love of everything in its place? Don’t despair; you have a couple of options available to you.
Option one is to never allow anyone into your Walkin wardobe except for you. This is a sure fire way to insure nothing gets misplaced or starts to get messed up. But it is not a very practical solution. You would have to pick out and put everything away, unless this appeals to you – option two is probably the way to go.
Option two is to organize the Walkin wardobe in a sensible way that makes finding items and putting them away just as easy as dumping them on the floor (well, maybe not that easy). Make sure everything thing has a home and that your partner knows where that home is. Remember that a system that works for you may not work for someone else; you need to get their buy-in too. If they are fine to leave the planning and organizing to you, investing a bit more time to label shelves and bins with the correct contents may save you some big headaches down the road.
Be prepared to do some damage control once a month, make sure the system is still working and weed out anything that isn’t. Like anything in a relationship, sharing a Walkin wardobe involves a lot of give and take. Just don’t take it too seriously; your love of organization shouldn’t get in the way of your love for your partner.

September 21, 2010

Walkin wardobe Problems & Solutions

A messy Walkin wardobe is a problem a lot of people have and they aren’t sure how to fix it. The messiness can come in many different forms but the root cause is most likely a lack of organization. If you start out organized it is much easier to stay that way. Here are a few common Walkin wardobe problems and some solutions that can be implemented at any time.

Are your hangers a tangled mess or do your clothes constantly slip off? Sounds like you have wire hangers hanging in your Walkin wardobe. To prevent tops from slipping off and falling to the floor or the dreaded hanger crease in the middle of your pant leg, invest in some wooden or plastic hangers. Not only are they functional, it is more attractive to have a uniform type of hanger in your Walkin wardobe (all wire hangers do not count).

If you are consistently looking for a mate to the pair of shoes you want to wear you need to put a system in place to organize your shoes. There are many options for shoe organizing, you can purchase a hanging canvas shoe rack that goes on your hanging bar, a shoe tree, or install some shelving in the bottom part of your Walkin wardobe. This is a quick and easy job, something that can be accomplished in under 2 hours (set-up and organization).

Chances are there are many things you can remove from the Walkin wardobe that doesn’t belong. Put your spare blankets in a linen Walkin wardobe or under the bed, and take the clothes you have been meeting to drop off at the donation bin out to the car so you won’t forget to do it another day. Find the proper home for whatever else is living in your Walkin wardobe when it shouldn’t be.

September 21, 2010

A Place for Everything in you Walkin wardobe

Walkin wardobe by chris cardel
A Walkin wardobe needs a system in order to function properly and stay organized. Your system can be as complicated or as simple as you like but the common factor in all Walkin wardobe organization is having a place for everything. Once this is accomplished, the next step to master is to put everything in its place. This has to be done consistently to make your system work which will take time, practice and a little self-discipline.

For instance if the bottom of your Walkin wardobe is a sea of unmatched shoes and you have to conduct a scavenger hunt to find a matching pair – you need to find a home for every pair of shoes you own. This will probably mean investing in a shoe tree or a similar organizational helper. Before you buy, do some research – find out what is available in your price range and where you can find it. Make sure that there is enough room for your entire shoe collection and be forward thinking – leave room for future growth. If you don’t do this you will end up in the same situation as before but with less money in your wallet.

After you have found a home for all of your clothes (or shoes) take the time (each and every time) to put them back in their new spot. But don’t stop at just your shoes! Keep going, pick the next problem spot in your Walkin wardobe, you will know what it is by the level of frustration you experience as you try to find something. It could be belts, ties, workout clothes, socks, whatever it is –find a home for your items, put them there every time and soon it will become second nature and you will never have to conduct a search in your Walkin wardobe again.