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    Apr 24, 2020

    32 Things To Help Anyone Whose Closet Could Best Be Described As "A Mess"

    Why put off till tomorrow what you can organize today?

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    1. An ottoman with a secret—it's got places to store your shoes so they don't clutter the ground or your closet! Plus, this also functions as a comfy seat.

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    Promising review: "I can’t believe this was so inexpensive! It perfectly matches my couch and looks more expensive than it was. I like the shoe organizer inside. I put my off-season shoes in there and my Xbox controller and headset and remotes in there, and it freed up some closet space." —Tara

    Get it from Amazon for $89.82 (available in 11 colors).

    2. A double closet rod for when you REALLY want to take your space up a notch.

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    Promising review: "I like everything about this product. It is perfect for me. I had been using the Marie Kondo method for all my pants and leggings for two years. This saves more space and makes my closet look less cluttered. I hung all my thinner pants and leggings under my blouses. Easy to select. I am definitely happier. I gave away the plastic chest of drawers I had in the closet." —Sylvia

    Get it from Amazon for $17.59.

    3. A tank top hanger designed to hold at least six camis, bathing suits, or strappy dresses, thus reducing the total number of hangers you have in your closet.

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    Promising review: "I bought two three-packs and eliminated over 20+ hangers from my closet!! I have a little closet and these definitely help. I haven't really had them long enough to know if it's a pain getting between the layers when they are hanging, but so far I like it. They are a little slippery, a little grippy on the hooks would have been nice, but overall they work well!" —AGirlHasNoName

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $8.97.

    4. A set of Shoe Slotz that stack your shoes on top of each other to conserve space.

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    Promising review: "I will spare you the horrific "before" picture of the complete nightmare that was my closet floor. Just imagine a dusty mess with shoes thrown all over each other in a sad attempt at giving some appearance of order, and you will have a good idea of why buying this shoe organizer was one of the best ideas I've had this year. The floor now looks so neat and tidy I can't believe my eyes every time I open my closet doors." —Veronica, just an average reader, you know?

    Get them from Amazon for $24.95.

    5. Some storage cubes to help you take advantage of all the overhead space you have in your closet. The sky's the limit! (Or really, the ceiling in this case.)

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    Promising review: "I love this! I have a small closet at my new place, and this saved my bedroom from being a cluttered mess. The space utilization is so necessary for small spaces. It took me a second to get the hang of assembly because it’s mostly just pictures, but, all in all, it's a great product to make the most of smaller spaces." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in black, white, and grey).

    6. And a shirt folding board that'll make your closet look like a department store—it'll be like shopping in your own closet every single day.

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    Promising review: "I admit I was skeptical and in the beginning a bit challenged on how to use this, but once I got the hang of it I was a T-shirt folding fool! These are not small shirts either many are XXL, XL, L shirts! It took a cluttered mess and created a work of art. I thought I would try using this on my dress shirts to pack for a trip, and I could fit twice as many in my bag compared to the way I used to pack. Again well worth it! I wish I would have caved and bought one sooner. My home will never be without this again." —E Scrima

    Get it from Amazon for $18.73 (available in six styles).

    7. A hanger organizer to calm your mind because just *looking* at that "before" picture is giving me anxiety about how much space hangers take up.

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    Promising review: "I had a SERIOUS hanger organization problem. No matter what I put them in (since I didn't want empty hangers taking up space in my closet), they fell over, looked terrible or both. This keeps the hangers together, organized and it's easy to pick one out rather than a jumbled up mess of hangers that somehow all hooked onto each other."—Still Reading

    Get it from Amazon for $18.36.

    8. A baseball cap holder I'll go ~a-head~ and say now that you'll be very thankful for as it frees up valuable space in your closet.

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    You can also use them to organize other kinds of hats and even bags and purses!

    Promising review: "This clears up half the mess in my closet. I should have ordered two. It fits well on a pair of bi-fold doors and makes things neater and the hats easier to get to." —Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    9. A closet storage organizer with bins for anyone who really doesn't have room for a dresser, but doesn't want to hang up every single T-shirt they own. You can store everything that works better folded in this.

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    Promising review: "This was very quick and easy to assemble. It has lots of space for my kids’ clothes that don’t hang, along with extra squares on top for socks, etc. I will be purchasing more for my own closet. It definitely saves space. And it's worth the money. It has three large rows with two baskets, and more can be added." —Gee

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    10. A set of Space Saver vacuum bags because storing your bulky winter clothes in the summer will ~suck~ less when you squeeze all the air out so they take up a wayyy smaller amount of space in your closet (or under your bed).

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    Just put whatever you want to squish in the bag, use the double-zip seal to make sure it's really close, and then suck all the air out with the valve and watch the bag become one-third the size.

    Promising review: "My linen closet has driven me nuts for years. Every time I open the doors blankets and pillows would fall. It was a mess! I can't reach the very top to stack the blankets in a way that stays. I bought these vacuum bags to try to organize. OMG, they are AMAZING! THEY ARE SO EASY TO USE WITH THE VACUUM. THEY WORK INSTANTLY! I highly recommend this product. I cleared the floor, and have tons more space now!♡" —megan

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in six sizes).

    11. And some nonslip velvet hangers designed to take up less space and hold clothes better, so half your wardrobe doesn't end up on the floor when you try and take one shirt out.

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    Promising review: "These hangers are amazing. They take up minimal space, are sturdy, and, best of all, the clothes don't fall down from them so it keeps everything looking neat. I have replaced all of the hangers in my closet with these hangers, and I couldn't be happier. I am pretty sure I now have double the amount of space. I love this product and would buy it again." —Vida Maars

    Get a pack of 50 on Amazon for $22.99 (available in five colors and in a 30-, 50-, and 100- pack).

    12. An over-the-door organizer with four clear pockets so you can see exactly what you put in each bin so nothing will get lost.

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    Promising review: "This is the perfect size for a small door and space. I love the clear panels because you can easily see what's inside. It's easy and quick to assemble and holds heavy items effortlessly. I plan to purchase more in the future." —Angela D. White

    Get it from Amazon for $14.87 (available in four colors).

    13. An over-the-door eight tier shelving unit you may think is for your pantry, but you can also use it on your closet door for small things (like jewelry and other accessories).

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    Promising review: "I love it. The unit is sturdy and helps free up space in my closet, which is awesome! I would buy this again for another closet. It's great for my tiny apartment. The shipping was fast too." —Tina R

    Get it from Amazon for $55.99.

    14. Or a deluxe custom closet organizer system that'll overhaul your entire closet and make space for everything that ~sparks joy~. Marie Kondo would be so proud.

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    Promising review: "The closet in my bedroom has always been a cluttered, mess, waste of space. I installed this in a couple of hours by empting the closet, installing, and putting the clothes back in. I adjusted the shelves several times, and it's very easy. I gained more hanging and shelf space, and I finally feel organized. Now, I'm looking to install one in the living room coat closet." —pop

    Get it from Amazon for $175.69+ (available in three styles and in 3-6 foot, 4-8 foot, and 6-10 foot).

    15. A S-shaped hanger you can fit five pairs of pants on, so you don't have to feel bad about picking up another pair of jeans because you know you'll have room for them.

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    Promising review: "I am a complete jean hoarder. I LOVE jeans, and I was just running out of space. I ordered these and organized the jeans I was keeping, and put them in a certain order. I'm glad I ordered these, definitely can keep them organized, and there's more space for other things." —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    16. A hanging bag organizer designed to perfectly fit your bags and purses because there's really no easy way to keep those suckers in order, is there?

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    Promising review: "Earlier today I put two hanging closet handbag holders in my walk-in closet. I don't have 16 purses, but I do have more than 8. I put some other things in the leftover pockets — gloves, a couple of smaller clutch-style purses, and some scarves. The pockets are roomy and seem to be sturdy. I'm doin' the happy dance because they are just what I needed. Already I'm feeling more organized." —mochamarie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four colors).

    17. A scarf hanger that works for all types of scarves—even those big heavy winter ones you don't really know what to do with.

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    Promising review: "I got sick of my wife piling scarves on a couple of regular hangers and making a mess of our closet. I found this and decided to try it. Thank goodness it works so well. Even her infinity scarves fit in this easily with the others. This is basically like a tie hanger and cuts down on space so well." —Nathan D.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    18. An over-the-door shoe rack for people who just want to keep their shoes out of a random pile on their closet floor.

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    Promising review: "I can’t love this thing enough! Previously, I kept all my shoes on the floor of my armoire and no matter how hard I tried to keep them neat and orderly eventually they would end up a disorganized mess. This lets me see all my shoes and easily put them back in their place after I am finished wearing them. It only took me 10 minutes to put it together. Then I slapped it on my door and loaded it up with my shoes. I even found a pair of shoes I forgot I had! Win-win!!" —SH

    Get it from Amazon for $33.19`.

    19. A Boot Butler to take your tall boots to new ~heights~. This device takes them off the floor and displays them at eye level, so you can more easily plan your outfits around them in the morning.

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    Promising review: "I love the boot butler! My boots were a jumbled mess on my closet floor and. Now, they’re hanging beautifully. The boot butler keeps them straight and unwrinkled between wears, and they are not collecting dust. Plus, it was super easy to assemble!!" —Sonja Trainor

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in 3- and 5-pairs hanging).

    20. A rack you can mount to the wall and use for anything from jewelry, to tank tops, to belts, or even scarves. The possibilities are basically endless.

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    Promising review: "I love that I purchased these. They are very sturdy and of good quality. I put these on the wall of my closet and hung all of my spaghetti-strap tank tops on one and on the second one I hung all of my necklaces, bangles, and even rings. I love them. It makes it easy to keep everything organized and nothing slips off of it. I would buy these again if I needed to." —Datty

    Get it from Amazon for $9.66.

    21. Some shelf dividers to keep sweaters and jeans and purses in order so you don't experience an avalanche every time you open your closet.

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    I have these in my closet to organize my jeans, and I love them. My two stacks of jeans now stay orderly no matter how many I pull out from the bottom of the pile. And I can fit way more pairs to basically the top of my closet without worrying about them all falling down. It's great.

    Promising review: "These dividers turned a closet of chaos into organized bliss. (too much? LOL) Seriously, the shelves in my closet were just piles of shorts, swimsuits and workout clothes... you know how it is when you take your clothes off and - uh - put them away? Well, now they are all organized and it feels like I'm shopping for new clothes every time I go into my closet. It's so nice and tidy. Everything is where it should be. It's such a good feeling in this chaotic world." —CatCity Dude

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $19.99.

    22. A wallet (or sunglasses!) tray that can snap onto a wire shelf to give your important accessories a better home than the bottom of a pile somewhere you can't seem to find when you're looking for it.

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    Promising review: "I love that I can easily see what small clutches and wallets I own. It makes it easier and saves a few minutes of my time when I want to switch out or change up my wallet/clutch. It's durable, easy to install, and I recommend it." —Gem Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two styles).

    23. A set of Wonder Hangers you'll wonder how you ever lived without. These babies take five hangers and condense them into one, giving you ample space.

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    Promising review: "These wonder hangers are WONDERful. My closet space has doubled, at least. I have ordered them for every closet in my home. I also recommended them to friends and family. I love them." —Nancy J

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $14.99.

    24. A honeycomb drawer organizer because you never know how much joy an organized sock drawer will bring you until you have one. Trust me, it's a lot.

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    Promising review: "This is the best product I have bought yet! I even purchased three more for my hubby and his sock drawer. He saw how great mine looked and wanted to use it as well. I have never been organized before, and I love the fact I can SEE where everything is now! I don't have to dig to the bottom of the drawer to find things now. LOVE LOVE LOVE this product!" —Da Vince

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    25. A battery-powered light with motion sensors so the moment you open your closet, you can see everything that's inside. This way, you won't forget about all those hidden gems you haven't worn in months.

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    Promising review: "These lights were the perfect addition to my small closet. I put them near my clothes so that I can finally see everything. They give off pretty good lighting. I’m very happy with this purchase." —Liz j

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in cold white and warm white light).

    26. A set of drawer organizers that'll help you know exactly where that bralette you're looking for is.

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    Promising review: "I love this product, it has helped me keep everything in its place. It's so much easier to see your stuff in the drawer then when it is all piled up on top of each other. I now have a place to put things back, and I know where to find them the next time I need them. They also make your drawers look really sharp!!" —Mom of 3

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $15.87 (available in seven colors).

    27. A five-shelf hanging closet organizer for storing random things that take up more space on a hanger (such as sweaters or scarves or other non-hangable things like shoes).

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    Promising review: "This saved me from a massive headache. I ran out of dresser space, so I had miscellaneous clothing items that would end up clean and folded but on the ground or in a basket. Imagine me rummaging through said clothing items after a week. It was a total mess. The five shelves can hold a lot, and now I can see the carpet in my room again." —J

    Get it from Amazon for $14.87 (available in seven colors).

    28. Some foldable storage bags with large clear windows and handles because you shouldn't even have to LOOK at your sweaters during the months of May-August.

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    Promising review: "These are quite nice for the price. After ordering these the first time and seeing how they held up for several months, I was quite pleased so I ordered them again. This past weekend, I utilized them to organize my closet even further with the second set I recently ordered. They hold a lot of items, are durable, stack nicely and are easy to get access to. I will be ordering more. I love the price and how much you can do with them. A valuable space saver, I have cleared a lot of space, and I find the appearance of how neat everything looks delightful!" —Margie Bowling

    Get it from Amazon for $20.59 (available in four colors).

    29. Or some expandable drawer dividers to help you show off the Marie Kondo-fold you've been perfecting ever since she came into your life. Even if *all* your clothes bring you joy, you can at least make them look this good.

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    Promising review: "These are the greatest for organizing stacks of clothes in deep drawers. Installation is quick and easy, and they can be moved if you decide to reconfigure. I love this product! I highly recommended." —Lou Powers

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

    30. A set of clothing dividers so you know exactly where your dress shirts are when you're getting ready in the morning.

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    Promising review: "This is one of those products you don't know you need until you have it. I love how organized my closet is. It also helps you know what you have. It makes it easy to see the items you may be hoarding. I didn't even realize I had capri pants until I started organizing with these. I could have been wearing them all summer. I agree that the price is a little high for what the material is but it is a one time purchase that makes your life easier. I have large closet rods made from heavy piping. This product fit. I am ordering a set for my mom. She loved mine." —Michelle

    Get a set of 12 dividers and 48 labels from Amazon for $10.99 (available in nine styles).

    31. A zippered shoe organizer you can use to store your off-season shoes under your bed so they're not just taking up valuable space in your closet.

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    Promising review: "This shoe organizer is fantastic! It's nice quality and sturdy. It's flexible for any shoe yet sturdy enough to be able to hold up being tossed and pulled out from under the bed. This is a great space saver and helps keep my closet organized. I highly recommend!"—June

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    32. And a upholstered platform bed for when enough is enough and you just need an annex to place your less-used items.

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    Promising review: "This is a great storage bed. It has lots of room under the mattress to store stuff. I haven’t slept on it yet but putting it together wasn’t too bad and the design seems great. I’ll update if anything changes but as of right now, I’m happy! Edit: I’ve been sleeping on it for a few weeks and love it!" —Jenn

    Get it from Amazon for $426.98+ (available in twin-king and in five colors).

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