There’s no denying that for many of us, having a clean and organized closet is a dream we can never seem to attain. But not to worry! No matter what size closet you’re working with, we’re confident that these tips can help you update your space in a way that will make getting dressed less stressful while giving you the ultimate peace of mind.
First Things First: Purge
Regardless of what room you’re organizing, the first step is to downsize and declutter. This is especially true for small closets where you need more space. We highly recommend by starting with two piles: keep & donate. If you’re struggling to decide what to keep, ask yourself: Would I buy this if I saw it in a store today?
Built-ins are huge space-savers. For a walk-in closet, consider using built-ins to hang clothes and organize handbags and shoes. You can also add built-in drawers for storing and organizing accessories. If you can’t commit to a customized built-in, consider adding a dresser or another piece of storage furniture under your hanging items.
Hook Your Hats
If you have a sizable hat collection, consider Installing hooks on the inside of your closet door or a wall in your bedroom. You’ll be adding dimension to an otherwise bland space, plus it creates the perfect storage solution where your hats won’t get smushed or lose their shape. You can also invest in a specially designed hat rack like this PerfectCurve CapRack ($26.99, shop here).
Get Your Shoes Under Control
Shoes can create a lot of clutter, but there are ways around this. Raising your shoes off the ground with a rack or shelf will instantly change the look of your closet. You can also purchase shoe stacking bins like these Seseno Front-Opening Shoe Organizer Bins ($53.98 for 12-pack, shop here) to fit below hanging items. If floor space is limited, you can always opt for a trusty over-the-door shoe rack.
Vacuum-Seal Seasonal Pieces
Heavy coats and sweaters can take up a lot of hanger space in your closet, but these items can easily be vacuum-sealed and stored during the summertime. If a vacuum sealer sounds like a waste of money, you can vacuum-seal pieces using trash bags and a regular vacuum. You can then store these bags on a top shelf, under a bed, or in the back of the closet.
Invest In Good Hangers
Start by trashing all of the mismatched plastic and wire hangers that have accumulated over the years. Velvet hangers like these Squared Away Slim Suit Hangers ($35 for 50-pack, shop here) are great for keeping clothes off the floor. For heavier garments, try wooden hangers. And if you really need to save space, look for vertical hangers that allow you to hang multiple garments at a time.
Organizing your clothing by color gives your closet a good flow and makes finding specific pieces much easier.
Do you have any closet organization tips and tricks? Share them with us in the comments below!