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29 Ridiculously Clever Storage Ideas For Your Closet

These tips'll save so much closet space, you'll be able to justify an entire shopping spree just to fill it back up!

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1. Snag a jewelry organizer so all your jewels and gems can be stored in one compact place (so you don't have to sift through a jewelry box to find that illusive second stud).

Promising review: "So cute and roomy. It's perfect for storing jewelry in a dorm room." —JenSGet it from Target for $9.29 or get something similar on Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors).
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Promising review: "So cute and roomy. It's perfect for storing jewelry in a dorm room." —JenS

Get it from Target for $9.29 or get something similar on Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors).

2. Divide your closet into outfits appropriate for each season. Not only will this make it easy to find ensembles that fit the weather, but it'll help you quickly pack for that warm vacation you spontaneously planned for the next holiday weekend.

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If it's good enough for Cher and Stacy, you'd have to be clueless not to do some version of it.

3. After they're organized, grab a closet cover to keep your clothes from getting dusty while they wait until winter is coming (or until GoT starts back up and you need your cosplay quick).

Promising review: "This garment cover works so well in my closet. It's clear, so you can see the clothes well, and it has a seam in the middle so you can flip up either side to easily get at your clothes. It was easy to mount and it has ties on both ends to keep it in place." —RSHGet it from Amazon for $6.45.
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Promising review: "This garment cover works so well in my closet. It's clear, so you can see the clothes well, and it has a seam in the middle so you can flip up either side to easily get at your clothes. It was easy to mount and it has ties on both ends to keep it in place." —RSH

Get it from Amazon for $6.45.

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4. Organize hijabs and scarves with a grippy circular hanger so your silks no longer slip.

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Promising review: "I bought these for organizing my 20+ hijab scarves. These hangers are a great solution!" —Zeba

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

5. Or opt for a smaller scarf hanger if you only have a few pieces to hang up and want to keep them wrinkle-free all season long.

Promising review: "This has become a must-have in my organizational needs. I am thinking about buying a second one to separate my summer and winter scarves. Scarves are important to me because I live in Alaska. Not only do they give a flair of fashion, I also use them functionally. And this makes it easy to quickly pair a matching scarf with my outfit for the day. I like that it is a weighted metal and silver. It doesn't bend under the weight of the scarves, doesn't lose its shape, and it doesn't show any scuffs or scratches." —FeliciaGet it from Amazon for $7.87 (available in seven colors).
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Promising review: "This has become a must-have in my organizational needs. I am thinking about buying a second one to separate my summer and winter scarves. Scarves are important to me because I live in Alaska. Not only do they give a flair of fashion, I also use them functionally. And this makes it easy to quickly pair a matching scarf with my outfit for the day. I like that it is a weighted metal and silver. It doesn't bend under the weight of the scarves, doesn't lose its shape, and it doesn't show any scuffs or scratches." —Felicia

Get it from Amazon for $7.87 (available in seven colors).

6. Use a shirt stacker in your closet drawers to keep all your tops crisp and maximize storage space.

This set comes in a stack of 20.Promising review: "Okay, first off this is a product I love and is absolutely needed in most households. After I used it while folding and organizing 100 shirts (in an hour) I was totally sold. And will now probably buy 100 more. The light, flexible plastic makes it possible for it to fold over evenly, even with all of my things in it. I’m very happy with my purchase!" —Rachelle DehartGet it from Amazon for $17.37.
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This set comes in a stack of 20.

Promising review: "Okay, first off this is a product I love and is absolutely needed in most households. After I used it while folding and organizing 100 shirts (in an hour) I was totally sold. And will now probably buy 100 more. The light, flexible plastic makes it possible for it to fold over evenly, even with all of my things in it. I’m very happy with my purchase!" —Rachelle Dehart

Get it from Amazon for $17.37.

7. Get a spinning tie rack to easily keep your collection neat (it also just *looks neat* to use a tiny robot to show off all your styles).

Includes automatic rotation, LED light, and runs on 4C batteries (not included). Promising review: "This is perfect for my growing collection of ties! The motorized tie rack holds many, many ties and I was able to color coordinate the rack so that the color selection process during those early morning hours is easier. It takes up a small amount of space for how many ties it can hold. My favorite feature is the light that can assist in easily identifying the colors. This sure helps one 'dress for success' during those morning hours." —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $29.99.
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Includes automatic rotation, LED light, and runs on 4C batteries (not included).

Promising review: "This is perfect for my growing collection of ties! The motorized tie rack holds many, many ties and I was able to color coordinate the rack so that the color selection process during those early morning hours is easier. It takes up a small amount of space for how many ties it can hold. My favorite feature is the light that can assist in easily identifying the colors. This sure helps one 'dress for success' during those morning hours." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

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8. Clean out the clothes you never wear (even when you don't have the willpower to choose which go) by reversing your hangers once a year. Start the year off with one type of hanger, after wearing something, switch the hanger to a new color. Get rid of everything with the old color at the end of the year. This'll help ease out your unworn outfits.

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Don't want to buy two sets of hangers? You can still do this hack! Try flipping the hangers you do use in the opposite direction after you use them. That way you'll get the same result without spending a penny!

Read more about this hack here.

9. Turn your closet into a game of Tetris using visible storage bins.

Get the shoe boxes from The Container Store for $14.99 and the sweater boxes for $29.99.
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Get the shoe boxes from The Container Store for $14.99 and the sweater boxes for $29.99.

10. Throw in an adjustable shelf to store things that are hard to hang, but that you still wanna hang out with.

Promising review: "I bought this because we continually had shoes cluttered all over the place. It was easy to put together, easy to install, and once installed between the clothes hanger and floor, it is INCREDIBLY solid! Very happy!" —CMarchandGet it from Amazon for $44.39.
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Promising review: "I bought this because we continually had shoes cluttered all over the place. It was easy to put together, easy to install, and once installed between the clothes hanger and floor, it is INCREDIBLY solid! Very happy!" —CMarchand

Get it from Amazon for $44.39.

11. Or if shelves aren't in your sight, ~clutch~ onto some handbag hooks or a vertical purse hanger to show off every bag you impulse buy (instead of putting them in boxes on the top shelf and forgetting they exist).

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Get the hooks from The Container Store for $7.99 and the hanger from Amazon for $7.79.

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12. And speaking of bags, add a hanging laundry bag to the wall of your closet so you can hide dirty clothes and easily carry them out on laundry day.

Get the ruffled bag from PBteen for $23.99 (available in two colors) and the one with polka dots for $30.99 (available in three colors). You can also get a similar product from Amazon for $15.95 (available in five colors).
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Get the ruffled bag from PBteen for $23.99 (available in two colors) and the one with polka dots for $30.99 (available in three colors). You can also get a similar product from Amazon for $15.95 (available in five colors).

13. Try hanging up your flip flops on a lowered rod if you're spending your summers in the sun and would prefer your closet floor not turn into a sandbox.

Get a set of 30 kid-sized hangers on Amazon for $11.71 and a closet rod for $29.97. For more tips on organizing your shoe obsession, head over here.
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Get a set of 30 kid-sized hangers on Amazon for $11.71 and a closet rod for $29.97. For more tips on organizing your shoe obsession, head over here.

14. Set up a freestanding closet, which is perfect for holding just enough clothes for the entire week. This'll keep your closet free from the havoc that comes every time you don't know what to wear before class.

Promising review: "This is perfect for any apartment with very little storage and assembly was simple. It's exactly what I needed. I'm very satisfied with this product." —JimmyGet it from Amazon for $49.99.
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Promising review: "This is perfect for any apartment with very little storage and assembly was simple. It's exactly what I needed. I'm very satisfied with this product." —Jimmy

Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

15. Put hooks in your kid's closet for making jackets easy to grab and just as easy to hang back up (because there's something about hangers kids seem to hate).

Get a similar coat hook on Amazon for $21.25 and learn more about this hack here.
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Get a similar coat hook on Amazon for $21.25 and learn more about this hack here.

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16. And set up your kid's closet with storage drawers and hanging cubbies. They'll be way easier for your kid to use and will help keep their closet clean and organized.

Get the drawers from The Land of Nod for $6.97 (available in 11 colors) and the hanging cubbies for $20 (available in 10 colors). For a similar closet cubby system, grab this one on Amazon for $56.99 (available in two colors).
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Get the drawers from The Land of Nod for $6.97 (available in 11 colors) and the hanging cubbies for $20 (available in 10 colors). For a similar closet cubby system, grab this one on Amazon for $56.99 (available in two colors).

17. Tri-fold any T-shirts, sweaters, or hoodies so you can easily see what's inside of any closet drawers without having to pull everything out.

Get more tips here.
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Get more tips here.

18. And if you're looking at that last tip thinking "I can't fold that well," learning how to properly fold your clothes can save you a ton of closet space. Internalize these hacks and your folding skills won't be limited to the cootie catchers you made in Jr. High.

View this video on YouTube

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Watch BuzzFeed's play-by-play anytime your T-shirts need it right here.

19. Hang your tights and scarves up using clothespins (this keeps them organized and easy to see when you're picking out an outfit, and saves you from dealing with a drawer full of tangled tights).

Get a pack of 100 clothespins on Amazon for $11.36 and learn all about how to set it up here.
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Get a pack of 100 clothespins on Amazon for $11.36 and learn all about how to set it up here.

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20. Add a hutch tower to your closet to give yourself a variety of storages spaces. Because you've tried hanging your sweatpants and it just feels wrong.

Get it from Wayfair for $149.99.
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Get it from Wayfair for $149.99.

21. Stuff your boots with pool noodles for balance, that way your closet floor isn't flooded with fallen thigh-highs.

View this video on YouTube

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Get a jumbo pool noodle you can cut up for multiple boots on Amazon for $8.99 and some decorative paper from Walmart for $3.21.

22. Use a tie rack to hang up ties, belts, scarves, or jewelry for easy-to-access accessories.

Get it from Amazon for $22.36.
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Get it from Amazon for $22.36.

23. Organize your children's clothes by type (think collared shirts, T-shirts, team jerseys) and use non-slip hangers to keep their clothes on the hanger and off the floor.

Get a set of 12 velvet hangers fit for kids on Amazon for $12.99 and learn more about organizing a kid's closet here.
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Get a set of 12 velvet hangers fit for kids on Amazon for $12.99 and learn more about organizing a kid's closet here.

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24. Use storage bins that won't be an eyesore with added name tags, so you can easily find the things you need in your off-season storage.

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Get them from The Container Store for $6.99+ (available in multiple sizes).

25. Take a tip from your favorite mall and use size dividers to organize your kid's clothing (or to keep your roommates paws off your favorite outfits).

This set includes 24 tags in 8 different colors. Promising review: "I love these! They are great quality. Can’t wait to use them to organize my baby's clothes." —Amazon Customer Get them from Amazon for $7.99.
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This set includes 24 tags in 8 different colors.

Promising review: "I love these! They are great quality. Can’t wait to use them to organize my baby's clothes." —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

26. If you have the space, devoting a wall to a shoe closet will massively improve the storage space in your own closet, while helping you easily see and store your shoes (never again will you have to dig into the depths of your closet to find your favorite pair of pumps).

Get it from Wayfair for $24.99+ (available in four colors).
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Get it from Wayfair for $24.99+ (available in four colors).

27. Fall back on an oldie but a goodie: Vacuum bags really are a genius way to save space while storing large fabrics in your closet. If you've never used them you'll love them. And even if you have, it'll still surprise you every time how small they make your duvet.

Get them from Jet for $17.88 or grab these ones on Amazon for $25.99.
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Get them from Jet for $17.88 or grab these ones on Amazon for $25.99.

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28. Give your closet a real throwback to the best of times by storing handbags and backpacks in grids, using the same cubby system you did in your Kindergarten class (because Ms. Dawson taught you way more life skills than the alphabet).

Get them from Jet for $48.98.
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Get them from Jet for $48.98.

29. Or just skip the stress altogether and buy an entire closet system. Every type of storage will be covered to completely maximize the space you have, with almost no effort or expertise on your part (that's my kind of closet).

Get it from The Container Store for $1,303.23+ (can be installed for an additional cost).
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Get it from The Container Store for $1,303.23+ (can be installed for an additional cost).

Future me checking out how great my closet looks.

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