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In this post, you will find a few quick and easy tips on how to organize your bedroom closet.
Learn how to keep your closet neat and tidy all the while preventing it from getting cluttered again with these easy to remember tips.
17 Tips for Organizing Your Closet
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For most of us, our closets are like under our beds, but worse. It is that one place where you can shove just about everything under the sun and nobody will know.
But, when you go looking for that killer outfit for your date night or the perfect shoes for that concert…
If your closet looks like a tornado just ripped through you might have a hard time finding either of those items.
And, it is right about then when you realize your closet could use some serious help. So, when it finally comes time to tame the beast, here are a few tips for organizing your closet:
1. Start by decluttering.
The easiest way to clean is to start by first pulling everything out. I like to drag everything out of my closet into the bedroom and get rid of everything I don’t want before I try to organize everything.
Why organize something you are just going to get rid of?
2. Store items based on use.
Put the items you use the most at eye level, the least-used items up high, and the occasionally used items down low.
3. Invest in boxes.
I have noticed that any closet I have ever had just never seems to have enough storage. But, plastic boxes are your friend.
Go to your local department store and grab a few plastic boxes to store things you don’t use all the time, such as winter clothes.
4. Label everything.
Once you get the boxes filled up, organize them by using labels to display what is inside. This makes sorting them easy and you will know exactly where something is when you go looking for it.
5. Use coordinated hangers.
If you find you still don’t have enough room – especially for everything that needs to be hung up, try coordinated hangers.
There are several hangers designed to hang on each other – maximizing your closet space.
6. Use stackable laundry baskets.
I love to keep my laundry baskets in the closet so they are hidden. However, they can be quite space consuming. Thankfully, I’ve discovered stackable laundry baskets – double the baskets, half the space.
7. Hang some hooks.
Hooks are a great way to add extra storage without taking up floor space. Also, if you live in an apartment or a rented home, you can use removable hooks so no damage is done to the walls.
8. Color code your wardrobe.
The best way to maintain a clean and organized closet is to organize it so things are found easily. Try color coding your wardrobe so you know exactly where to go when you are looking for your favorite shirt.
9.Use a rolling cart.
Put your boxes of shoes on a rolling cart so you can just pull them out to look through them rather than digging through them all and destroying your closet.
10. Add a dresser.
Treat your closet like a small room and add a dresser. It can easily fit under your hanging clothes and will store a ton of items.
11. Combine various types of storage.
Don’t try to hang every piece of clothing you own – this is where a dresser and storage boxes come in handy. If something should be folded, don’t hang it. This will clutter an area that could easily be spacious.
12. Use an umbrella stand for odd items.
Of course, we still have to store things in our closet other than clothes and shoes. So, for odd items like yoga mats, use an umbrella stand for compact storage.
13. Use shelf dividers.
Shelf dividers are affordable and easy to find and can be used to sort folded clothes even on a shelf.
14. Hang shoes on your door.
When it comes to organizing your closet, it is all about getting creative and using wasted space. Grab a shoe hanger made for a door! You can easily store several pairs of shoes and they are super easy to access.
15. Hang your rod higher.
Oftentimes, the space under your hanging clothes is wasted. But, if you move your rod up higher you could easily fit a ton of stuff under your hanging clothes.
16. Organize using your preferences.
In addition to color coding your closet, also organize it in the order of what you wear the most.
17. Stagger your shoes.
You would be surprised at how much space you can save just by placing your shoes in the opposite direction! Place one shoe facing frontward and the other matching shoe facing backward.
Organizing your closet can be like tackling a major test in college…
But, with a few hours to spare and these creative organization tips, you will be on your way to an organized closet in no time!
About the Author
Annabelle Short is a writer and a seamstress of more than 5 years. She’s a chief crafter and writer for Wunderlabel. Annabelle splits her time between London and Los Angeles. You can visit her blog to learn more about her and her work. Annabelle is a mother and she loves making crafts with her two children, Leo (age 9) and Michelle (age 11).