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

    With these products, your closet just may be your new favorite room in your home.

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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.

    the round ottoman with a tufted lid next to it, showing the inside with spaces to hold pairs of shoes

    Promising review: "This is beautiful, unexpectedly! It looks much more expensive, and the storage space inside is ample. Living in a smaller sized apartment, this is a perfect medium-sized ottoman. It's not too small as to be useless and not too large as to eat up the whole room. I bought the white one. Also, it is sturdy enough to sit on and to put your drinks or books on. The seaming is slightly off, but to an untrained eye, this will go unnoticed. This is truly a great buy!" —Lady

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (available in 11 colors).

    2. A double closet rod for when you REALLY want to take your space up a notch. Just be careful, because all this extra room may inspire you to buy even more clothes.

    Review photo of before and after adding the rod to the closet, on the left a child standing in front of the closet barely reaching the clothes and on the right, the double rod making the child able to reach the clothes and also store twice as much

    Promising review: "This is sturdy and lightweight. This closet rod doubled my available space in seconds. There is plenty of space on the top rod for longer shirts and tops and shorter ones fit perfectly on the lower rod, without touching the floor. Plus, hangers stay in place and don't slide to one end or the other based on how heavy items are, and so far the rod hasn't sagged or bowed at all. And I have all my sweatshirts and heavy fleece jackets on the bottom rod. The space will obviously depend on the height of the closet rod you hang this from, but I would highly recommend this for anyone with need of more closet space!!" —CCBunE

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    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.

    The hanger in white with six camis and tank tops on it

    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 $14.99.

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

    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 $25.99.

    5. A set of storage cubes to essentially double the size of your closet if you have a bunch of overhead space you're not taking advantage of. The sky's the limit! (Or really, the ceiling in this case.)

    Reviewer photo of a closet with the cubs on the top shelf, making room to store way more clothes

    Promising review: "I put these in my closet to make extra shelves for sweaters/sweatshirts. They were easy to assemble and worked great at adding additional space to my closet. I like that my clothes don’t topple over into the pile next to them anymore. They were easy to put together, and if I move they will be easy to take apart put in a small box and move. I'm very happy with this purchase."—Goldensummerdog

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four colors).

    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.

    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 $23.99 (available in five colors).

    7. A hanger stacker you'll be so thankful for when you realize you never have to fight through a tangled mess of hangers to get the one you need to hang your shirt. Leave the untangling to Rapunzel.

    Promising review: "I grew tired of throwing my empty hangers into a pile in my closet. They would get all tangled up and really frustrated the heck out of me every time I had to put clothes away! This hanger stacker seemed like an easy solution and boy, was I right! It assembles really easily (just two screws and an Allen wrench) and it is good at keeping my hangers organized. Buy one — you won't regret it!" —Bubbles456

    Get it from Amazon for $18.59.

    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.,

    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 $10.99.

    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.


    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).

    Reviewer photo of a small closet before and after using the vacuum bags: on the left, the closet is completely full of blankets and on the right the same closet is now only half full because all the blankets are in vacuum bags

    Promising review: "THESE ARE LIFE-CHANGING. The package came quickly to my door with five storage bags. They even give you a hand pump to use in case you're taking the bags camping or just don't have a vacuum handy. I tested the pump to see how well it works, perfect! I have uploaded photos of my hall closet before and after using the storage bags (pictured above). And HOLY COW I have half my closet back! I would have more room but I left out a few blankets we regularly use. I used three bags to store ALL THE items including three large pillows and several thick blankets and comforters. I will most definitely be buying more, these are fantastic!!!" —Knastay

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in five varieties).

    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.

    Reviewer photo of before and after using the hangers, on the left a closet filled all the way across with hanger and clothes, on the right the same closet but this time the clothes are only taking up about half as much space with the velvet hangers

    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 again." —Vida Maars

    Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $16.49+ (available in black, grey, and, beige, and in 30-, 50- and 100- packs).

    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.

    Reviewer photo of the organizer filled with baby products you can clearly see through the pockets

    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 $13.87+ (available in seven colors).

    13. A set of sleek under-bed storage bins sturdy enough to hold a good amount of clothes and look nice under your bed (or couch) so you can quickly grab it when you need to get whatever's inside.

    the square-shaped storage bin under a couch, with the lid off, showing how much can fit inside
    Open Spaces

    Promising review: "These boxes are amazing. They are spacious and really nice quality. I was aware of the lid being a little more work to put on from other reviews, but it really does not bother me. I love how these look under my bed frame." —Korinn

    Get the set of two from Open Spaces for $128.

    14. 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).

    Reviewer photo of the shelving unit on the back of a closet door filled with seven shelves filled with baby shoes and three rods with bows and head pieces

    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 $68.67.

    15. 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.

    reviewer pic of the system in their closet with all their clothes and shoes organized

    The kit includes seven shelves that measure 26 inches, two shelves that measure 48 inches, two top rails, 19 brackets, five uprights, two upright extensions, and two hanging rods.

    Promising review: "I couldn't be happier with this easy to install and customized closet system. It doubled the storage in my small closet, and if I feel like changing it up, it's so easy to move the shelves/bars around. Also, it has so many options for drawers, shoes, etc. I would highly recommend this to anyone. I needed more hanging space, and this was perfect for me." —MMT in TC

    Get it from Amazon for $124.66+ (available in classic and deluxe and in 4-8 foot and 6-10 foot).

    16. 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.,

    Promising review: "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 a set of three from Amazon for $17.89.

    17. A 10-pocket hanging purse organizer, a must-have for anyone who has a purse for every mood but nowhere to store the collection. This hangs in your closet and gives you a place to put them while insuring you see them so you don't forget about that one bag that will look just perfect with the outfit you're wearing.

    Reviewer pic of the fabric hanger in a closet with four full compartments in the center and three cradled off of each side with purses and bags in all of them.

    Promising review: "I'm surprisingly satisfied with this organizer! This one is absolutely perfect for my purses. I love the little side 'pouches.' It's super easy to set up, holds up well with added weight, and has lots of different-sized compartments. Love love love." —Nicki cook

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    18. Or a set of tote hangers specifically designed to evenly hold handbags in place in your closet so they don't fall and make a mess as soon as you grab one.

    Six silver small hooks holding purses in a closet
    Tote Hanger / Etsy

    BTW — The Tote Hanger is a woman-owned small business that created these hooks to hold handbags in closets.

    Promising review: "These hooks are perfect for organizing purses and even some jewelry. Ordering was easy and the delivery was quick. The quality of items I have ordered from Etsy is always excellent so I never hesitate to order." —Linda

    Get a set of six from Tote Hanger on Etsy for $9.99.

    19. 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.

    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 $10.47.

    20. A handmade basket with a lid you can place in your closet and throw all the random things you don't really have a place for in. The lid will hide the mess but be easy for you to open and grab what you need.

    The tan basket with white thread and a rectangular hole on the side for handles with a matching lid
    Tackussanu Senegal

    Tackussanu Senegal is a Black-owned small business that has handmade home decor made in Senegal. With each purchase, you're helping support a female artisan.

    Get it from Tackussanu Senegal for $165.

    21. An over-the-door shoe rack for people whose sole reason for living = buying cute shoes. Oh, and it's also for people who just want to keep their shoes out of a random pile on their closet floor.

    reviewer pic of the shoe rack on the back of a closet door filled with lots of pairs of shoes

    Promising review: "THIS WAS A LIFESAVER!! I downsized apartments and had to put my dresser INSIDE of my closet, which takes up a lot of space. I didn't want to get rid of my dresser but that was the only option. I had all of my shoes on racks on the side, and so I only had enough room to hang a few shirts. This allowed me to fit almost all of my shoes on the door, so I have freed up a lot more space in my closet! It is very sturdy and doesn't move at all when I open/close the door. I don't even need the little stopper things it comes with to keep from scratching the door. You do need a wider door though for this to hang correctly. It was fairly easy to put together only took like 10 minutes by myself." —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $28.79`.

    22. 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.

    reviewer image of a bunch of boots hanging, taking up less space

    Promising review: "The is a wonderful product. I highly recommend it for boot lovers. I use mine with cowboy boots and faced the toes out. I doubled my space immediately, and the system looks nice in the closet. It's easy to use and versatile. I highly recommend this product if you need a bit more room for those extra boots you need to buy." —Amazon Customer

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

    23. A rack with rubber-coated tips 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.

    Reviewer photo of two of the racks on a wall, one with tank tops hanging from it and the other with necklaces and jewelry hanging from it

    Promising review: "I love that I purchased these. They are very sturdy and 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.

    24. Shelf dividers you slide onto shelves to give more vertical space and keep sweaters and jeans orderly so they don't turn into an avalanche and fall whenever you try and open the closet.

    Two white wire dividers in a closet with shoes on either side and sweaters stacked in the middle.

    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 $14.99 (also availble as a set of eight and 12).

    25. A hanging Roll Keeper closet organizer perfect for anyone whose t-shirt (or leggings) collection keeps growing all the time even though you tell yourself you're going to stop. This handy device holds 16 rolls and can be hung in a closet or anywhere else, meaning you don't have to limit what makes you happy.

    Long rectangular holder with hooks on the end and 16 t-shirts rolled being held in the keeper, all nice and organized
    The Roll Keeper / Etsy

    BTW — The Roll Keeper is a woman-owned small business from Kelso, Wa! And if you need help learning how to load and unload the Roll Keeper, you can watch this handy video.

    Promising review: "Our family is growing, and I realized there's a lot of space in a closet that isn't being used. That's how I came across these, and now I have them in all the closets. They make getting clothes so easy, and now we have more space for the growing family! XoXO!" —Megan

    Get it from The Roll Keeper on Etsy for $15.99 (available in three colors) or from Amazon Handmade for $21.99.

    26. 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.

    small clear shelf attached to the bottom of a wire shelf with five slots big enough to fit wallets and small purses

    Promising review: "This product is exactly what I need to organize my small purses and wallet. It can be used on a shelf or hung from a wired shelf. It's a great space saver, and it's clear in design, so it's easy to see what you’ve stored and provides a very effective way to organize those small wallets/ hand bags/billfolds until you need them again." —Flo

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

    27. 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.


    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 $12.99+ (availble in four sizes and two colors).

    28. 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.

    Reviewer photo of a nicely organized closet with circular lights attached to the top, illuminating all the clothes

    The lights turn off after 15-20 seconds of inactivity. The lights need three AAA batteries that are not included.

    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).

    29. A set of drawer organizers to help transform your drawers from a hot mess into an organized paradise. You'll never spend five minutes looking for your favorite pair of socks again.

    Reviewer photo of a drawer before and after using the organizers: on the top, the drawer a complete mess of socks and on the bottom, the same drawer now completely organized with every pair of sock in place

    Don't tell me that I'm the only one with a favorite pair of socks. There are four organizers in the set: a six-cell for scarves and ties, an eight-cell for underwear, a seven-cell for bras, and a 24-cell for socks.

    Promising review: "No matter how neatly I fold my bras and underwear, they always seem to become a big jumble in the drawer. These organizers are perfect for keeping everything in place, and you won't forget about those items you own that end up buried at the back.!" —M. Hanson

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $15.97 (available in seven colors).

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

    reviewer pic of the five-tier hanging shelf with three mesh pockets on the side hanging in a closet in a bedroom

    Promising review: "This hanging shelf freed up a lot of space in my coat closet. It took an untamed mess of scarves, mittens, hats, and cleaned it up. The hangers are strong, metal, and unlikely to get bent out of shape from normal use. The build of the cloth shelves is sturdy enough for heavy sweaters or lighter toys, but I would refrain from storing things like shoes in this organizer." —Larson

    Get it from Amazon for $11.37 (available in eight colors).

    31. An eyeglasses organizer specifically designed to hold your favorite sunnies so they don't get lost (and probably broken) just aimlessly hanging out in your closet.

    Promising review: "Super cute!!! I used to have my sunglasses just tossed in a junk drawer and never ended up wearing the different styles I have. Now they are on display so I can just pick out which pair I want to wear for the day and they’re all in one place. Great quality for the price! I got the pink one and it shipped super fast without any damage. Only downside is it will not fit super oversized sunglasses... I had one pair that would not fit but I still give it five stars." —Keri O.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in seven colors).

    32. A set of three foldable storage bags with large clear windows and handles, because you shouldn't even have to LOOK at your sweaters during May–August.

    Three grey storage bags with clear panels on the side and handles on the front sitting on top of each other full of blankets and sweaters

    Promising review: "These pack nicely and stack well. You are able to see through the window as to what you have packed to easily to know where is an item that you may be looking for is. I am using them to store fall/winter clothes to give room for my spring/summer clothes. I have a lot of clothes!!!" —C. Smallwood

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59+ (available in three colors).

    33. Some Sheet Keepers, which are elastic bands with labels on them to so you can keep your extra sheets neat and organized and also know which ones are full size and which ones are queen-size (because that's always SO hard to tell).

    The elastic bands on sets of sheets
    Sheet Keeper / Etsy

    BTW — Sheet Keeper is a small business based in Los Angeles!

    Promising review: "Great product. Came quickly and they work great! Such a great idea to keep sheets organized and together while being able to tell what size bedding it is. Will order again for sure!" —devonhansen1

    Get two from Sheet Keeper on Etsy for $13.99 (available in four sizes).

    34. And a set of expandable drawer dividers that'll fit in the drawers perfectly and let you show off your Marie Kondo-style fold *and* make sure all of your T-shirts and leggings fit nicely.

    Reviewer photo of a drawer with the dividers in it with all the clothes perfectly folded and organized in between them

    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 it." —Lou Powers

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $22.99 (available in six colors).

    35. A zippered eight-pocket shoe organizer perfectly designed to fit the shoes that are all over your floor so you can slide them out of your way and actually have room to walk around.

    Reviewer pic of the organizer in grey with eight pairs of shoes neatly in it.

    Promising review: "I started using it the day it arrived. It's very easy to use, and all my shoes are now well organized, and I can find them easily. I love the material and sturdiness. I would differently buy more if I needed!"—Chinmay

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    36. And an upholstered platform bed where you can store sweaters, shoes, or anything else that needs a home when your closet is busting at the seams.

    The bed in a room lifted up to reveal a whole area of storage underneath it

    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, full, queen, king and in five colors).

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