Closets are for putting away lots of things in a small space, so of course keeping them neat and organized is a challenge. However, organization is necessary if you want to easily find something in your closets. Do away with digging through your bedroom closet for thirty minutes to find that one shirt or the other shoe. Use our cheap easy tricks for closet organization to make navigating your wardrobe a breeze.
Store your Items Appropriately
Store items in logical places. Least-used items should be stored at the top of your closet so they don’t get in the way of things you look for more frequently. Items used occasionally go at the bottom of your closet. And of course, your most-used items go at eye level. That way the first thing you see when you open your closet is probably what you were looking for.
Get creative and use items already in your home to maximize space. For example, you can use shower hangers to hang up all your purses. Shower hangers will hold any kind of purse or bag, no matter how big or bulky. These little rings are great for organization as well as storing your purses safely and preventing damage.
Do you have more clothes than will physically fit into your closet? Take all your clothes and hang them backward with the curve of the hook facing toward you. Next time you take out a piece of clothing, wear it, and return it to the closet, hang the clothes hanger up the opposite way. At the end of the year see if any hangers are still backwards. Those are the clothes you never wear. Toss them out (or donate to charity) and get some space back.
Use Shelf Dividers
Use dividers on your shelves to give yourself smaller categories. For example, instead of having an “accessories” shelf, you could install dividers and then have sections for belts, scarves, jewelry, etc. Shelf dividers help you make your way to a specific item that much faster. No more rummaging through the closet for an hour trying to find something.
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Install pull-out shelves in your closet. It’s a great tool for organizing shoes or small boxes.
Outside the Closet
If you haven’t already, try supplementing your closet space with a door-mounted shoe organizer. These are great because you don’t have to use them just for shoes! Door-mounted shoe organizers also work well with scarves. It keeps them neat, untangled, and from getting lost.
Closet Organization Saves Time
No more being late to work because the the belt you needed is nowhere to be found. No more losing favorite sweaters or missing scarves. Closet organization makes life easier and gets you on your way faster. So get organizing!