A Place for Everything

A well-planned and organized clothes closet begins with an inventory of everything that will be stored in it. The storage inventory in chapter 5, "Assessing Needs," is a place to start. However, if you are designing a complete or custom closet, you will probably want to get more detail on clothes storage. Start by thinking about how clothes will be stored: put on hangers on rods; folded or rolled in drawers or on shelves; or on hooks. Think about all types of clothes from underwear to suits and include shoes, belts, scarves, ties, and other accessories.

Form 11: Clothes Storage Inventory for Hanging Clothes, and Form 12: Clothes Storage Inventory for Folded, Rolled, and Other Types of Clothes, are inventories that you can use with your client to determine what needs to be stored in the closet. These inventory checklists can be given to your client to complete and return to you, or you can complete them with the client. Form 11 and Form 12 are presented below, and are available online at: www. wiley. com/go/bathplanning.

The storage inventories group clothing by type of storage and similar size. This is an example of application of an important storage principle: like items should be stored together.

Form 11: Clothes Storage Inventory for Hanging Clothes

Instructions: Use this inventory checklist to determine the number of items to be stored in the closet on hangers. Items are grouped by the typical rod height. You may not have each item listed, or you may not store it on hangers. There are blank lines to add clothing items that you have which are not listed.

Clothing Item

Number of clothing items

Women

Men

Children

Rod height*: 68"-72"

Floor-length gowns/evening dresses

Jumpsuits

Night gowns

Robes

Other:

Other:

Rod height: 54"- 63"

Coats

Dresses

Night gowns

Slacks, pants, jeans

Other:

Other:

Rod Height: 45"- 48"

Jackets

Skirts

Slacks, pants, jeans (folded over)

Sweaters

Suits

Other:

Other:

Rod height: 36 "-45"

Blouses or shirts

Jackets

Shorts

Sweaters

Other:

Other:

* Rod height is the length of the clothing item plus 10" (4" for the hanger and 6" floor clearance).

Form 12: Clothes Storage Inventory for Folded, Rolled, and Other Types of Clothes

Instructions: Use this inventory checklist to determine the number of items to be stored in the closet using built-in shelves, drawers, hooks, or other methods. Do not include items that will be stored on hangers, in furniture, such as dressers, or in other places besides the closet. You will probably not have each item listed. There are blank lines to add clothing items that you have which are not listed. There are two lists, one for women and girls, and another for men and boys.

Women’s and Girl’s Clothing

Clothing Item

Type of Storage

Shelf

Drawer

Hook

Box

Other (describe)

Belts

Boots

Bras

Blouses

Camisoles

Gloves, mittens

Handkerchiefs

Hats

Leggings, leotards

Jeans

Jewelry

Night gowns

Pajamas

Panty hose, stockings

Scarves

Shirts, dress

Shirts, knit (e. g., polo, rugby)

Shoes

Shorts

Slips, full, half

Socks

Sweaters

Sweatshirts

Swimsuits

Ties, ascots

T-shirts

Undershirts

Underwear

Additional items:

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Men’s and Boy’s Clothing

Clothing Item

Type of Storage

Shelf

Drawer

Hook

Box

Other (describe)

Belts

Boots

Gloves, mittens

Handkerchiefs

Hats

Jeans

Jewelry

Pajamas

Scarves

Shirts, dress

Shirts, knit (e. g,, polo, rugby)

Shoes

Shorts

Socks

Sweaters

Sweatshirts

Swimsuits

Ties, ascots

T-shirts

Undershirts

Underwear

Additional items: