Let a designer at Guyton’s Custom Designs, Inc. help you create a space where your clothes and other personal items are neatly displayed and easy to find.

Decide what you need from your closet and how you want the space to fit your lifestyle.

Once you have determined what you need to store, you can turn your attention to the kind of storage that works best for your type of closet. Like people, no two closets are created equal, but similar-themed closets do share something in common: They require specific storage solutions.

What works for organizing clothing items isn’t the ideal solution for storing supplies in the kitchen pantry. And since each person has a different lifestyle one might wear ties to work every day, while another wears them only for special occasions. Customizing storage options is definitely the way to go.

A Woman’s Closet

A woman’s closet needs femininity and beauty.

A jewelry drawer lined with velvet, divided into specific compartments for earrings and bracelets keep your favorite accessories organized and within reach.  A rack with hooks for hanging necklaces to keep them from tangling is a nice addition to any closet.

Shallow drawers work for lingerie and nylons. Different height spaces for hanging long dresses, skirts, jeans and shirts. Shelves with adjustable dividers or cubbies work for many different kinds of purses. Shelves with adjustable dividers for organizing shoes.

A Man’s Closet

A man’s closet demands efficiency.

A jewelry drawer lined with velvet, divided into specific compartments for cuff-links, tie tacks and watches.

Drawers with dividers for socks, briefs and T-shirts.  Tie and belt racks make it easy to find accessories on busy work mornings. Double storage space by folding pants over a hanger (instead of hanging them long).

Slide-out baskets are a great tool to store items for dry cleaning. A cube organizer can hold folded sweat pants and sports accessories. You can use clips, hooks or top shelves to store sports caps.  Shelves are great for keeping men’s shoes off the floor.

Sharing a Closet

Since space is at a premium in most homes, you may need to share a closet with your significant other. Creating a harmonious closet not only keeps your house tidy, it may help maintain peace in your relationship. Deciding what you have to store is especially important for shared closets, and designating specific areas for each person is essential.

A tall cabinet of drawers can provide storage but can also serve as an important divider between the two his-and-hers zones of the closet. Baskets on each side of the closet are handy storage tools for casual flip flops or other personal items that don’t need their own space on a shelf.

Kids Closets

Since kids grow quickly and their needs and sizes change often, the experts say creating a flexible closet is the way to go. Adjustable rods and poles allow a closet to evolve as a baby becomes a toddler, then a teen with a trendy wardrobe.

Help your child establish good organizing and storage habits early by installing rods low where they can reach clothes and help pick out outfits. Different size cubbies for shirts, shorts, pants, socks and briefs.

Using different-colored bins for storing toys really helps kids visualize where things need to go. A combination of baskets and cubbies provides lots of flexibility and storage options for kids of all ages.