Luxurious closets are a popular trend these days. More and more homes have huge room-like spaces for their clothes, complete with lots of shelving, mirrors and even islands and seating areas. But even if your home’s closets are more conventional, there are lots of things you can do to show how they can best be used.
Organize Your Wardrobe:
Go through your clothes and donate items you don’t wear anymore. If your closet is on the small side, consider putting off-season clothes in storage. Separate business attire from casual wear and save your closet for your nicest clothes—put things like sweatpants and T-shirts in dressers.
Buy Storage Items:
You can make your closet more efficient with products like a shoe organizer, which looks a lot better than leaving your shoes on the closet floor. Shelving for items like ties, belts, purses and other accessories is also helpful.
Shine a Light:
Lighting makes your closet more welcoming, and on a practical level, it makes it easier to look for things. If your closet has an electrical outlet, choose lighting that shows off your clothes but isn’t too bright. Even if your closet isn’t wired, there are lots of affordable wireless options, including sensor-activated lights that turn on as you walk in, or approach, your closet.
Keep it Clean:
Add to your closet’s appeal by dusting it. Obviously, you want to dust shelves and storage units, but also dust hangers, rods, walls and all areas with a damp cloth. If your closet’s floor is covered with carpeting, vacuum it. If it has a hard floor, give it a light mopping or use a wet-cloth cleaning product to make it look its best.
Make it Smell Fresh:
Open your closet doors to air it out before open houses or when visitors are scheduled to tour your home. Adding a mild air freshener, linen-scented is a pleasant option, and potpourri is a nice touch.
Storage is an important aspect of the selling process and following these tips will add to your closets’ appeal.