31 Tips That'll Finally Organize Your Closet Once And For All
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Choose a system to help you decide what to keep, what to donate, and what to toss.
Use simple shelf dividers to instantly make an open shelf functional: they keep purses standing up straight, and stacks of sweaters in line.
Install stick-on, motion-sensing lights in any dark corners so you actually notice that cute dress that got buried in the back.
Non-slip flocked hangers can make room to hang more clothes and help you actually see everything you have.
And specialty pants hangers let you hang five pairs of jeans while taking up less than half the horizontal space.
To hang multiple shirts or blouses, stack the hangers using the tabs from soda cans.
Pool noodles help boots stand up straight instead of constantly flopping over — just cut them down and (optional!) wrap them in fabric.
Valet hooks are basically extra rod space in disguise: they stow away flat when you don't need them, but can fit several pieces of clothing when you do.
You can also use a pull-out-style valet rod to help plan your outfit every night before bed.
Make every inch of the space beneath your hanging clothes functional by slotting in a multi-tier shoe shelf.
Or mount several of those builder's-grade wire shelves upside-down to put all of your shoes on display.
If you love to collect and wear scarves, shower curtain rings and an over-the-door towel rack make it easy to see everything you own.
Or opt for a scarf hanger that can stash away on your closet rod until the moment you need it.
You can also hang your belts from shower curtain rings.
Or, of course, on a hanger made especially to organize belts...that some reviewers use as a space-saving tank-top station, instead.
A lid rack's the easiest way to stack your favorite clutches or wallets so you can always find the perfect one to match your outfit.
If you have a t-shirt collection, fold and stack them vertically in a drawer so they take up less space and you can see every single one of them.
BTW, a folding board makes the process a thousand times faster and neat as can be.
Repurpose shoe boxes as drawer organizers for other folded items, like yoga pants or all your white t-shirts.
And keep all of your small items like bras, tights, and underwear in precision order using divided organizers.
Stretch a length of chain between pushpins or nails to make a quick and elegant earring organizer on a cork board or on a small stretch of bare wall.
Give every pair of sunglasses you own a designated place using clear Command Hooks.
Instantly multiply your hanging space with an adjustable-height double-hang rod that takes basically zero effort to install.
Make use of *all* the vertical storage you have — if your built-in shelves don't go high enough, layer small shelves on top so every bit of space serves a purpose.
Outfit the back of your door with baskets, extra rods, hooks, and other ~organizing essentials~ so it works for you.
The back of the door's also an excellent space to store the bags and purses you use most often.
Or it can be the ideal spot to display all your jewelry, so you actually wear everything you have — a system that works even if you have bi-fold doors.
One more way to use the back of your door: it's the perfect spot to stack your baseball cap collection with a cap rack.
Pack seasonal items away in protective fabric bags that can either sit at the top of your closet or slide under your bed.
Compress bulky items for storage with a plastic garbage bag and your vacuum, so you have more space for everything else.
If you have the square footage for it, replace random baskets and bins just sitting on the floor with a storage ottoman.
Now step back and admire your organizing success!
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