Are you a little obsessed with organizing? Yeah, me too. But it wasn’t always this way. I’m all about short cuts, so I found the easiest ways to organize my bedroom closets. Now here they are, in one concise and easy to follow list. Just pick your favorites and get to work clearing out that cluttered closet space.
1. Integration is Key
Not all of us are blessed with massive amounts of closet space in the bedroom. If you’re not, then don’t be afraid to get creative and integrate storage into another room, just like this blogger did.
2. Declutter, Declutter, Declutter
I recommend the KonMari Method for thinning out that clutter and getting your closet back on track. Get rid of the things you haven’t used in months (or years) and don’t be afraid to get absolutely ruthless.
3. Easy Storage
Store the things you use most at the most accessible levels (like eye level). For things you can’t get rid of but only use 1x – 2x per year? Store them in the harder to reach places…After all, it’s not like you break them out very often.
4. Combinations Are Magical
Don’t think your closet has to be just one way or the other. Combine storage methods to create a space that works for you and your needs. Think drawers (or shelf dividers) for folded items, hangers for the dressier stuff, and collapsable boxes for other odds and ends.
You can also get creative with tension rods, shower hooks and more.
5. Don’t Step On Those Blue Suede Shoes
Just like you need to get creative with your clothes, you need to get creative with your shoe storage. Use tiered shelves, hanging organizers or boxes and cubbies to keep shoes accessible and organized.
6. Divide and Conquer
Use shelf dividers to keep shelves looking nice and and neat. Perfect for keeping folded items separated and neatly arranged.
7. Push It To the (Vertical) Limit
Really attack that vertical space to make the most out of your bedroom closet storage space. Store less-used items in the top of the closet and use the space below for things like laundry baskets, hampers, shoe storage, etc.
8. Lighting Is Everything
Add lighting to closet interiors to make those search and organizing moments easier. It’s an inexpensive and simple way to boost your closet organizing game.
9. Know How To Work Small Spaces
If you live in a small space like I do, remove closet doors and use curtains or screens to conceal the space. This really opens up the room, makes your closet easier to reach and adds a great ambiance to the area.
10. Stack ‘Em and Rack ‘Em
Ever heard of a stackable laundry basket? You’re welcome.
Use these beauties for easy sorting and even easier trips to the wash machine. Your back and your closet will thank you for it.
11. Color Coded
Color code the clothing in your wardrobe to make it easier to find. Cut search times in half and keep yourself motivated to put things in the right place each time.
12. Make It Pretty
Never underestimate the power of pretty. Using storage solutions or layouts that you find attractive will make you more likely to use them. So do it! Pretty-up that closet space!
13. Empty Out Those Suitcases
Don’t let suitcases take up unwanted space in your closet. Break them out and use them as attractive and additional store space elsewhere in your room / home.
What are your favorite tricks for keeping those bedroom closets organized? Let me know in the replies below or on Facebook and Twitter!