Today, I am sharing with you ten closet organization ideas used in my closet. I need to maximize every bit of space in the closet.
In the Master Bedroom, we have two walk-in closets, his and hers. They are not huge and nothing to boast about. With a limited budget, I had to get a little creative and make the most of space. I am a little embarrassed that I have this much stuff.
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10 Closet Organization Ideas
Here are my ten tips to help you to organize your space.
1. PURGE, purge and purge
If you are not wearing it or have not touched it in a year, it may be time to let the item find a new home. Let someone else love it! Share the love, friend!
Another option, clothing, shoes or purses that still has tags or barely worn, you may want to sell them online through Poshmark, Thredup, Etsy, eBay to name a few.
Typically, I will donate work clothing to local women shelter that is helping to get women back into the workforce. You could package items up together with a coordinating scarf or jewelry to create a full work ensemble.
You can also donate to local good will who often will give you a donation slip for tax write-off purposes.
2. Time to Ditch those bulky hangers
Time to ditch those wooden or plastic hangers that takes up too much space in a closet. You need to get some non-slip velvet clothes hangers, ultra thin. Let me tell you, it will free up so much space in your closet. I have been using them for years! Add them to your must have list!!!
3. Maximum Your Shelving Unit or Add a shelving unit
Fortunately with the new home, I had this shelving unit added. If you have the space, I would recommend adding one to your closet. It’s holds my shoes, jewelry, jeans, slacks and a few extra sweaters. You could add bins to the shelf. Lowes, Home Depot and Ikea all have affordable options available.
4. Add hanging drawers
Love hanging drawers! You can fold up t-shirts, socks, scarves, etc. Remove a drawer and use the shelf to stack sweaters or shoes. It’s an easy inexpensive way to add more vertical space. You can find one like mine here.
5. Add portable storage solutions
These mDesign Vertical Dresser Tower are available in 4 drawers or 8 drawers. Let me say, they are my favorite finds for home storage. These portable storage are amazing! I have both the 4 drawers and 8 drawers dressers. They are very sturdy and hold hold quit a bit of clothing. The best part…..so easy to put together! Let me tell you, I have them in craft room too! They are wonderful and hold so much.
6. Color Code your clothes
Try coloring coding your clothes in the closet. You can follow the rainbow (ROY G BIV) to color coordinate: White, tan, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, brown, grey, black. I change mine up slightly to keep the whites, tans, grays, and blacks together then will fade into the rainbow. Also, you can try grouping prints or patterns together. I tend to wear the clothing grouped in front more. It really helps to find things quickly. Also, it saves money from you buying lots of duplicates.
7. Jewelry Organization
Hello? Where have you been all of my life? Why have I never bought an earring organizer before is beyond me.
I found this nifty Earring Stand Holder here. It has 144 holds for me to display some of my favorite earrings. Before I found this Earring Stand Holder, my earrings were all thrown into a drawer. I would have to go searching to find the match. Not to mentioned, a tangle up mess and broken jewelry.
If you are like me, I have lots of bracelets. I have quite a collection of Rustic Cuffs. I like to store them on two sets of the 7th Velvet 3-Tiered Bracelet Organizer. They are removal, easy to put together and clean. The best part, I can see all of my bracelets in one place when pulling together an outfit.
A lot of my bracelets are stretchy. It’s easy to remove them and the cuffs, just pop off.
8. Shoe Organization
Organize your shoes to keep your closet tidy. This way, you are not crawling around the floor looking for the match. Ever done that?
Here I utilized space on three shelves to place my primary shoes that are worn for the season. You can easily add a shoe rack on the back of the door or add shoe storage bins on the floor.
To store my summer and formal shoes, I use these lidded baskets. They are the Savannah Handwoven Seagrass Collection by Pottery Barn. I can easily swap out shoes for the season. It keeps everything tucked out of the way while utilizing the extra space on the closet shelves.
9. Add containers to hold miscellaneous items
Decorative cardboard stacking boxes can give the closet visual interest. It also serves a function for extra storage. You can place small purses, wallets, earmuffs, belts, etc. in smaller containers that you may not use all the time. I found these stacking boxes at my local Home Goods.
10. Add hooks
Utilize all of the vertical spaces in the closet by adding hooks to the back of the door, walls, shelving units, etc. 3M Command Forever Classic Metal Hook can be added to the back of the door to hang a robe, hat, tote bags, etc. without damaging the door. Look for the heavy duty ones that holds 5 lbs. Hooks can also be used inside or on the outside of the shelves to hang necklaces.
Thank you for stopping by White Lilac Farmhouse. I hope you were able to get some good ideas on how to organize your own closet. Hope you have a wonderful day!
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