As your loved ones get older, you may find that they have a harder time finding clothes, sorting out their clothes, and face other issues when it comes to getting dressed smoothly. This results from a number of problems, like lack of physical mobility to reach items or suffering from memory loss. Regardless of what conditions your loved ones are going through, you can help to organize their closets in order to provide an easier and fuss-free process for them to get dressed daily. A well-organized closet can also reduce the likelihood of accidents from occurring and allow loved ones to retain some independence. As such, here are some tips and tricks to organize closets.
Place Sweaters in Baskets
Instead of hanging sweaters, you can reduce closet space and make the closet more organized by storing sweaters in baskets. There are some furniture stores that sell baskets or wire baskets at affordable prices, so you can pick those up and arrange them in your loved ones’ closets. These baskets also come in handy when you’re looking for good storage for scarfs, hats, and small t-shirts. Another way to use them is by storing any clothing or accessories that are not in use for that particular season. For example, during summer, you can store the sweaters in the baskets, while during the wintertime, your loved ones can store their summer dresses or light t-shirts.
Have A Chair Nearby
If your loved ones have a walk-in closet, do consider placing a seat or chair in the closet. This can be especially helpful as it allows your loved ones to seat down when wearing their shoes. We advise going for seats with armrests in order to provide ample support for your loved ones. As such, benches and stools should be avoided. For loved ones without a walk-in closet, no fret, as you can simply place a seating nearby.
Invest in Pull Out Drawers
Pull-out drawers are an absolute must if you’re considering organizing your loved ones’ closets. Not only do they organize clothing pieces well, but also make it easier for loved ones to retrieve their clothing pieces and find what they need without much trouble. Some furniture stores sell closets that are already installed with pull-out drawers, so do keep a lookout for those as well.
Purchase Tall Laundry Baskets
If it’s possible, try purchasing tall laundry baskets that are installed with rollers for loved ones. This is because tall laundry baskets do not require loved ones to bend down to take their clothes and lift any heavy load while doing their laundry. These laundry baskets with rollers can be simply pushed around the apartment, reducing the likelihood for any accidents from occurring.
Get Sliding Doors
Unlike doors that swing open, sliding doors do not take up much closet space and are much safer for loved ones. This is also good for loved ones living in smaller apartments who do not wish to take up too much space for their clothes.