Hall closets can go overlooked or unappreciated, right up to the moment you realize that your once effective little storage space has somehow descended into chaos. Your closet’s location in the house will have a major impact on what you store in it.
A closet by the door tends to attract shoes, boots, and coats. A hall closet near the bathroom or laundry room tends to serve as a convenient location for towels, sheets, and other linen items. Hall closets can also be the perfect place to stash a basic toolbox or vacuum cleaner.
With proper organization and dedication to storing consistently storing things in their proper place, you might be able to keep your hall closet from falling into functional disarray. Yet it’s this knack for keeping so many different things in one small convenient place that drives the need for functional storage solutions.
Coat Closet Organization Solutions
Coat closets tend to be near doors or even in the foyer space. Some of the common organizational solutions to employ here include things like:
- Shoe cubbies and shoe organizers
- Additional hanger space
- Coat hooks
- Hooks for scarves and headwear
- Overhead shelves for lesser-used items
- Undershelf baskets for accessories and gloves
- Storage bins for sporting goods
- Overhead storage space for totes and seasonal items.
- Storage inside of seating benches
- Peg hooks for lightweight items
Behind The Door Storage
In many coat closets, the space behind the door goes unused. This can be prime real estate for peg hooks and even shoe holsters. Being able to tie up scarves and other lightweight items behind the door can help unsnarl some of the other areas that clutter up your foyer coat closet.
If you have a large family shelving space can sometimes get a little crowded. When one person’s items spill over into another person’s shelf space it can cause conflict and chaos. Simple shelf dividers are an inexpensive way to provide everything with their own shelving space in the closet.
Maintaining An Organized Utility Closet
The term “Utility Closet” can mean a few different things to different families. For some, it means a closet near the garage or workshop area that holds some spare tools and other items that serve a purpose around the house. For other’s the utility closet is a functional storage space in the furnace or utility room. Yet some families use a “Utility Closet” to hold storage items and appliances like vacuum cleaners and ironing boards.
It’s when these storage spaces devolve into a “Vertical Junk Drawer” that you are likely suffering the frustration of struggling to find what you are looking for. Making things worse, are the things that somehow find a way to be snarled up with an extension cord!
Regardless of what a utility closet means to you, there are organizational solutions that can help keep things neat and organized.
Wall Hooks For Tools And Lightweight Items
Wall Hooks and tool hooks are as inexpensive as they are versatile. It allows you to put commonly used tools and other lightweight items where you can quickly find them.
The space underneath shelves can be a prime location for a pull-out basket system. This gives you a place to put lightweight items and accessories that might not get used all the time, but you don’t want to lose track of them. This is a great place to keep the iron next to the fold-out ironing board.
Storage Cubbies And Shelf Dividers
Shelves without dividers tend to let things migrate from where they belong to where they are hard to find. Dividers or wall cubbies let you keep similar items, like cleaning supplies together, so you can find them when you need them.
Tension Rods And Clips For Handles
There’s nothing like a mop or a broom falling over to turn a mildly disorganized space into a first-class tripping hazard. Tension rods and wall clip systems make sure that your brooms, mops, dusters, and other cleaning tools stay put.
Organizing Linen And Laundry Closets
The linen closet in the hall and the closet in the laundry room both need to be kept clean and organized. This is the place where you tend to keep towels, spare sheets, and washcloths. Being able to find what you need when you need it saves you time and hassle.
Since these places aren’t necessarily used every day, they can gradually fall out of order. This is especially true if someone in your family isn’t necessarily great at folding things!
The laundry closet also tends to be a place where you keep the iron and ironing board for taking the wrinkles out of items.
Storage baskets and under shelf baskets with built-in slide rails let you keep loose lightweight items where they are easy to find when you need them, yet out of the way when you don’t. There are also stacked storage basket systems that can be put in corners or set in the lower portion of a closet to act like lightweight drawers.
Fold-Out Ironing Boards
An ironing board can take up a lot of space in a linen or laundry closet. Worse still there are some ironing boards mounted onto collapsing stands that can be frustrating to collapse. A fold-out ironing board can be anchored by a hinge and an easy to collapse, yet stable foot. This lets you quickly work the wrinkles out of fabric, without eating up a lot of prime storage space.
Shelf Dividers And Adjustable Shelves
Shelf dividers are perhaps the most effective way to keep sheets and linen items separated by their intended locations. The last thing you want to do is accidentally grab a queen size sheet for your king-size bed.
With shelf dividers and adjustable shelves, you can set up your linen closet so that sheets are grouped by size and function. It also allows you to decrease wasted vertical space.
Hooks can be mounted on the door to help hold lightweight items. This gives you the ability to move single-use lightweight items out of the way.
Finding Custom Hall Closet Organization Solutions
Of course, there’s no “One-Size Fits All” solution for keeping your utility closet from descending into chaos. At Closettec our experienced designers have access to a wide range of organizational solutions to meet all your storage needs.