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    35 Tips That'll Finally Organize Your Closet Once And For All

    For your very own before and after.

    1. Choose a system to help you decide what to keep, what to donate, and what to toss — if you even want to get rid of anything at all.

    2. Magically create more room on your closet rod — which means it'll be easier to see what you already own and easier to fit new clothes — by switching to non-slip slimline hangers.

    3. And layer five pairs of jeans, leggings, or slacks on specialty pants hangers to immediately halve the horizontal rod space they all take up hanging next to one another.

    4. Stack hangers using the tabs from soda cans to hang multiple blouses or shirts in a single spot.

    5. Slot in a multi-tier shoe shelf to take full advantage of every last inch of the space beneath your hanging clothes.

    6. Or mount several of those builder's-grade wire shelves upside-down to put all of your shoes on display.

    7. And if you have more pairs of shoes than you can count (or at least more than you have space to store neatly), shoe doublers can conjure the square inches needed to fit even more of your collection in a single spot.

    8. Install stick-on, motion-sensing lights in any dark corners so you actually notice that cute dress that got buried in the back.

    9. Slide on some simple shelf dividers to instantly make an open shelf functional: they keep purses standing up straight, and stacks of sweaters in line.

    10. Cut down some pool noodles (and, optionally, wrap 'em in fabric) to help boots stand up nice and straight instead of constantly flopping over and becoming trip hazards.

    11. 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 (and you can totally use them in your laundry room to air-dry clothes).

    12. You can also use a pull-out-style valet rod to help plan your outfit every night before bed.

    13. Or skip the install and hang one directly over your closet door.

    14. Stack your favorite clutches or wallets on a lid rack's so you can always find the perfect one to match your outfit, no digging through an old bin required.

    15. Fold and stack your t-shirt collection vertically in a drawer so they a) take up less space overall and b) you can see each and every one of them in a single glance.

    16. Then repurpose shoe boxes as drawer organizers for all your folded items, including tees, yoga pants, and sweaters.

    17. BTW, a folding board makes the process a thousand times faster and neat as can be.

    18. Stow all of your small items like bras, tights, and underwear in precision order using divided organizers, like this set of four.

    19. Display scarves on shower curtain rings and an over-the-door towel rack so you can see every single one you have, and quickly pull it (and only it) down when you want it.

    20. Or opt for a scarf hanger that can stash away on your closet rod until the moment you need it.

    21. Burgeoning belt collection? Shower curtain rings and a simple curtain rod can display 'em just as well as scarves!

    22. Or, of course, so does a hanger made especially to organize belts and ties...that some reviewers use as a space-saving tank-top station, instead.

    23. 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.

    24. Give every pair of sunglasses you own a designated place using clear Command Hooks.

    25. Instantly multiply your hanging space with a sturdy, adjustable-height double-hang rod that takes basically zero effort to install.

    26. 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.

    27. Outfit the back of your door with baskets, extra rods, hooks, and other ~organizing essentials~ so it works for you.

    28. The back of the door's also an excellent space to store the bags and purses you use most often.

    29. Or it can be the ideal spot to display all your jewelry, so you actually wear everything you have. A hanging organizer and Command Hook system works even if you have bi-fold doors.

    30. 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.

    31. Pack seasonal items away in protective fabric bags that can either sit at the top of your closet or slide under your bed.

    32. And file away those shoes that you wear less often but don't want to completely forget in their own under-bed bag that you can quickly pull out anytime you need a pair.

    33. Compress bulky items for storage with a plastic garbage bag and your vacuum, so you have more space for everything else.

    34. Or if that's a little too tricky, Space Saver bags can quickly shrink up your sweaters, coats, and extra bedding with exactly zero hassle.

    35. 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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