Is your closet getting out of control? Do you find looking for things an anxiety-filled event? Get rid of the clutter and get your closets organized with these 12 great tips. From simply using the right hangers, to getting creative with tension rods, you can revamp your home closets simply and affordably.
1. Proper Hangers
Don’t slack when it comes to the hangers.
Proper clothing requires proper hangers, so spend a little extra time and dough finding the perfect hangers for your wardrobe. Use hangers with satin padding for more delicate items. For more robust clothing (like coats), use a sturdier wooden hanger. Got clothes that slip and slide? Consider a velvet no-slip hanger.
2. A Little Plastic Never Hurt Anyone
Use clear plastic drawers to conveniently store accessories such as socks, underwear, belts, etc.
3. Customize Those Drawers
4. Hang Your Hat…And Your Bags
Hanging bags is a cheap and easy way to save on closet space. Using durable hooks, you can suspend the bags from the back of the closet door or in the main closet space. Not only does this save you space, but it also keeps bags looking nice and holding their shape.
5. Accessible Shoes
Make your shoes visible and easily accessible by displaying them in a slanted stand unit.
6. Shelf the Rest
Don’t be afraid to use hanging shoe racks to organize the shoes that just won’t fit anywhere else.
7. Out of Season Stowaways
IF you’re not wearing it, there’s no need for it to be taking up visible / accessible space. Stow away those out-of-season clothes in labeled, decorative boxes. Switch them out as the seasons change to keep your closet up-to-date and organized.
8. Hang a Mirror
If you’ve got a decently sized walk-in closet, hang a mirror. In an instant, that underused closet space can become a dressing area.
9. Label, Label, Label
I can’t say it enough — label everything! Labeled items are easier to keep organized and are easy to find as well. You might think you remember where everything is but odds are, you don’t.
10. Invest in Shelf Dividers
Shelf dividers are a great way to keep your closet space rigidly organized. Avoid those slumping piles of sweaters, jeans and tops.
11. Color Coding
Color coding your wardrobe not only looks great, but is a great way to make things easier to find. Try arranging clothes across your closet space from light to dark.
12. Keep a Ladder In the Closet
Keeping a small step-ladder in the closet will allow you to reach those less-accessible items that are stored in the top spaces. It can also prevent lots of frustrated searching throughout the house at times of need.