Moving from one home to another means a new beginning for your family. The beauty of starting from scratch is that you can customize your home organization systems to suit your personal lifestyle needs—getting it right, right from the start.
PRIORITIZE ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS
One way to do this is to organize every closet in your home before they have a chance to get cluttered. According to Betty Schmal, Rubbermaid’s Product Manager for Closets, “Usually the priority is the master closet and kids’ room closets.” Increasingly, however, busy households are turning their attention to the back or side entranceways. “A trend we are seeing in new homes is a mudroom or transition room,” says Schmal. “These rooms are highly desired by busy families and it’s important they are neat, as they are usually open spaces, but hold every possible thing including outdoor wear, book bags, brief cases, sports equipment, and pet supplies.” Proper storage, she adds, “can help a family save time and reduce stress.”
When choosing a closet organization system, think of what it will hold, who is using it, and how their needs might change over time. Rubbermaid’s HomeFree series™ closet system address all these issues, and are easy to install, making them a boon to busy families.
Consider installing a HomeFree series Classic Kit. The telescoping rods and expandable shelves mean there’s no cutting involved, and the set can accommodate any closet from four- to eight-feet wide. Add-on accessories like shoe rods, sliding baskets and pants racks make customizing easy. Or, for a more heavy duty upgrade, consider Rubbermaid’s FastTrack closet kit with easy-glide rods and a laminate center-storage tower.
PEACE OF MIND
Installing a new closet system can take less than one weekend afternoon, but the effect for homeowners is immeasurable. “Having a neat closet that you’ve installed yourself can give you a real sense of pride,” says Schmal. Whether you choose to install a system after you move in, or have it in place before you unpack, the right closet organization will improve your new home’s functionality and value.