Closets by Design hosts Messiest Closet Contest

Closets by Design, Cleveland, Ohio, Messiest Closet Contest

Is your closet neat and organized? Then this article is not for you.

But if your closet is messy – embarrassingly so – then you are in luck! You could win a $2,500 closet makeover from Closets by Design, just for submitting pictures of your disorganized space.

Just in case you don’t win the contest, though, Closets by Design has released a few tips for getting your closet in tip-top shape:

  • Out With It – Get rid of whatever you don’t wear. At the beginning of the year, face hangers in one direction and turn them around when you wear what’s on it. After six months, clothes on hangers facing the original direction can be put in the donation pile.
  • Hang Ups – Hang tops and skirts over built-in shelves or drawers and hang long dresses and pants on higher rods where there is nothing underneath.
  • Keep it Clean – Do a quick 15-minute declutter at least once a week. It’s easy to do this if you have dedicated spaces for everything, specifically cubbies and drawers.
  •  A “Shoe”-In – Consider installing a system with slanted shoe shelves. A hanging shoe storage system is a temporary option, but shelves will help shoes last longer and keep them out of the way (yet on display).
  • Tie Up Loose Ends – It’s easy to make a mess if you don’t have designated spots for smaller items, like ties, belts and jewelry. Pros can install a tie drawer, jewelry drawer and a sliding belt rack to help keep such items organized.

Having an organized closet isn’t just good for aesthetics, it can actually help reduce stress. “As you get more organized, your stress level drops,” as it gets easier to find things, says Dan Krawczonek, owner of Closets by Design in Lakewood.

Krawczonek and his team of nine designers are available for free in-home consultations to help customers design the closets of their dreams. “We help you create your own closet, with a budget you can afford,” he says.

You can enter the Messiest Closet Contest here.  The deadline to enter is April 30, 2019, and winners will be announced on May 13, 2019.

Closets by Design is located at 15504 Madison Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

Sunday, April 14, 2019