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    Nov 11, 2019

    21 Useful Products Under $10 That'll Actually Help Improve Your Closet

    Closet solutions that are both smart and affordable.

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    1. A copy of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up to inspire you to sort through all the clothes, shoes, accessories, and other things you've stashed and stuffed in your closet for years.

    Penguin Random House

    Which: we all do it! Tbh it's not a bad thing to have full closets, and you don't have to aspire to perfection. But if you want to declutter some, both offer helpful (but different) tools and systems that could make all the difference!

    Promising review for The Life-Changing Magic: "It's soaked with knowledge and super inspiring! As a chronically messy person, this book completely changed my perspective on 'tidying,' what to throw away or get rid of, and how to find joy in your space again, how to reclaim it! Honestly pretty awakening, and I think absolutely everyone could learn something from it." —rainydayshopping

    Get it on Amazon for $9.69 or find a copy at your local library.

    (I mean yes, you can also totally watch the Netflix show and learn everything you need to know to get started! But the book's packed with extra motivation and tips. I don't think it's the end-all be-all of how to live, I've used her system for my clothes and shoes, and it really does work.)

    2. A set of boot inserts so your favorite fall and winter kicks don't take up more than their fair share of closet square footage.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have been looking for boot shapers for a long time to help organize my closet. These were exactly what I needed! They are nothing fancy, but they definitely get the job done. They ARE plastic, BUT that's actually what I liked about them. When they are not in use, I can store them flat without taking up extra space. They also don't over stretch the shaft of the boots which is a plus for me. I would definitely buy these again if I ever need more." —Buttercup

    Get a pack of four (which works for two pairs at about $5/pair) on Amazon for $8.92.

    3. A $6 framed full-length mirror you can easily mount on your closet door using Command picture-hanging strips — it'll help you catch any rogue stains on the leg of your jeans when you wear 'em the third day in a row, plus it just feels good to know you look great as you walk out the door.

    Home Depot

    It doesn't come with any actual mounting hardware, but you can buy some separately and the cost *still* stays well under $10!

    Promising reviews: "Lightweight, inexpensive, good reflection, not the funhouse type. Bought one for my bedroom and one for the basement guest room." —prettyflowers2

    "These mirrors are perfect for the back of a door. The image is just as clear and clean as a more expensive mirror. I never expected to find these mirrors so reasonably priced. A great deal by far!" —Amrie

    Get the mirror for $5.96 (available with a black, white, coral, or light green frame), an eight-pack of simple mirror mounting hardware for $3.28, and/or four pairs of the removable adhesive Command strips for $4.48, all from The Home Depot.

    4. A pair of charcoal shoe deodorizers to suck the stench out of your stinkiest pairs so your entire closet doesn't eternally reek of smelly feet.

    Amazon

    To ~recharge~ them, you just set them in a bright sunbeam.

    Promising review: "I have a pair of black leather flats that stank so badly my husband would yell if I took them off anywhere near him. But I love the shoes!!! So I had to find something to make the stench go away. Mini Moso was the answer. I honestly couldn’t believe it. A few days after placing them in my prized off shoes I took a whiff from about a foot away. Nothing. I got closer. Nothing. I stuck my nose practically in the shoe. Ok, maybe that’s pushing things, but I’ve got to tell you that 95% of the broken-in leather grossness was gone. So happy!!!" —Erin

    Get a pair on Amazon for $9.95.

    5. A two-pack of touch lights you can hang with removable adhesive strips perfect for illuminating small closets that don't have an overhead bulb.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I LOVE these lights. They are so easy to install, they are so incredibly easy to use. The light is a beautiful clear white light. I used three of them in a closet under a staircase and they lit the entire room, which is about 9'x7'x4'. These add a lot of light. They are easy to turn on and off, especially when you have no hands available to do so; it's just a quick touch. LOVE that feature. Also love how easy they are to swivel from left to right. I had such a hard time finding lights that would stick, were battery operated, bright, and easy to use. These are everything I needed and more." —Kristi Romero

    Get the pack of two lights for $6.99, and a variety pack of removeable Command Picture-Hanging strips (you'd probs just need two strips per light) for $6.23, both on Amazon.

    6. A hanging shelf for all your other shoes, so you can keep your closet floor clear for, y'know, walking into it to see everything you have.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I’ve had other shoe storage storage solutions (under bed box, under bed bag with dividers, hanging closet door) but this one is my favorite. My shoes are easily accessible. My only complaint is that boots don’t fit...Regardless, this product is sturdy with two metal hangers to support the weight of shoes." —Mary C

    Get the ten-shelf hanger on Amazon for $10.87 (available in two colors).

    7. Some wrinkle releaser spray because I can't think of a single person who actually has the time and energy to spend ironing in this day and age.

    amazon.com

    I use this stuff all the time and can't overstate how many times it's saved my mornings!

    Promising review: "This year I have been attending medical school interviews all over the country. I have ONE suit that I do not have the money to continuously dry clean between interviews. I bought these to keep with me when traveling so my suit remains pressed and fresh. I typically spray it and do not hot iron it (as it's time consuming and I have other things to worry about on interview day like answer prep and transportation). Really does what it says, great to keep clothes crisp and nice smelling, especially if you have a garment that wrinkles easily and you don't feel like ironing before each wear." —Taylor

    Get two bottles on Amazon for $13.94 ($6.97/bottle).

    8. A set of four compartmented drawer organizers because you won't believe how nice and neat your socks, underwear, scarves, belts, tights and ties will look when they're tucked away in its compartments — even if you get a little lazy and just sorta stuff a pair in to each slot.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I had a couple of drawers that were just a mess, and these things have been such a time saver because I can find things much more easily. My drawers and my sons drawers look neat and tidy, and so beautifully organized. It's perfect for your child with their smaller sized clothes, or for newborns too. I have a four-year-old and I use a set of these for many of his clothes and all of his underwear and socks. He likes to pick out his own outfits so he really loves having this in his drawers as well. I would 100% recommend this to anyone." —Naomi Derr

    Get it on Amazon for $9.99.

    9. A specialty pants hanger that will free up tons of closet rod space, because your jeans will suddenly take up less than half the horizontal space they do now.

    Amazon

    If you left 'em next to each other, they'd each take up about 1/2 an inch of space on your closet rod, for a total of maybe 2.5 inches. But when you layer them on this specialty hanger, they'll take up less than 1/2 an inch total. It's also useful for heavy scarves!

    Promising review: "My closet was a disaster area. I couldn’t find my pants, shirts, really anything... I’m so glad I bought this. The three pants hangers hold 15 pairs of pants.... that’s a lot less hangers! I have more space now." —Amanda

    Get one on Amazon for $9.87.

    10. A six-tier hanger made especially for skirts and shorts which, even though they don't take up as much space as jeans, will still add a few precious empty inches to your closet rod.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Reviewers actually use this hanger for all types of things: bras, lightweight pants, bulletin board sets... and some even swear it works for jeans, too!

    Promising review: "I think these are a must have if you have limited hanging closet space. I don't like my clothes to be smooshed together because it makes it very hard to see what you actually have and causes wrinkles (I don't like ironing). So I thought I'd give these a try with my knee length straight pencil skirts because they are not going to wrinkle if they are snugged up against each other. They work beautifully. Pros: Strong rubber tipped clips. Sleek chrome platted metal that seems like it's quality made and not going to rust or wear easily. Swivel hanger. Pretty strong and not going to warp easily. Makes more room on my hanging rod! Cons: None." —Mouse

    Get on one on Amazon for $8.99.

    11. And a sturdy blouse-and-shirt tree with coated anti-slip arms so your tops (and cardigans) can all get in on the space-saving game, too.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I don't even want to imagine how much closet space I would lose if not for these blouse tree hangers. I have two of them: one for cardigans and another for camis. Each "branch" of the blouse tree swivels outward and back to make it easier to take off just one shirt without pulling out the whole hanger. Quality is not even a question here. I don't suspect it could possibly fall apart in any way because it's so well-built. But since it does hold up to six items, it could get heavy depending on what you put on it—not that it affects the hanger, but more so as a testament to ones' own strength when moving the whole thing. I'm currently running out of closet space and am considering buying another one for button-ups, leaving hangers and room for six more tops. It's so worth it." —DSharifeh

    Get it on Amazon for $9.24.

    12. Or a set of eight stainless chrome closet cascaders so you can gain a bit more hanging space and still use all the hangers you already have.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Not sure why I didn’t expect them to work as well as it sounds... but they absolutely work as well as they sound! Makes MUCH more room in my closet. I used for purses, jackets, tank tops, dresses and has been holding very well. When I need something, just push the others aside and raise up the one I need. Very pleased with my purchase!" —Dennis A. Evans

    Get a pack of eight on Amazon for $14.99 ($1.87 each; also available in a pack of six).

    13. A slim scarf holder that will keep your entire collection easy-to-access and wrinkle-free, so you can wear all your favorites through the winter.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "LOVE this item! Super easy to find the scarf you want to wear that day and easy to replace the scarf. Doesn't take up too much room in the closet. Brilliant!" —Wesley

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    14. A set of two tie racks that do exactly what they're supposed to do: neatly store your ties and make them easy to grab one at a time.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Between the two, they can hold up to 40 ties!

    Promising review: "Very handy little tie racks at a reasonable price. The hangers are constructed out of relatively strong plastic. The ball joint on the hanger allows you to swivel the hanger without taking it off the rod. There are detents to hold it parallel to the rod or parallel with clothes hangers. Prior to purchase, I had my ties hanging over a standard hanger. I would have to dig through them to find what I was looking for and often found ties on the floor. No more!" —Ken Ries

    Get the pack of two on Amazon for $8.99.

    15. A classic over-the-door pocket organizer with 24 slots — it basically stores anything your heart desires, from shoes to leggings to scarves to hats to baby clothes or kids hair accessories.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    The possibilities are truly endless. Reviewers even use it outside the closet: for pantry staples, bottles of cleaning products, reusable water bottles, and baby food jars, to name just a few.

    Promising review: "Makes a great cold weather accessory organizer. This is our second season using this organizer. I put it on the back of the coat closet door, right over a row of coat hooks. I feared I would have to remove the hooks to use it, but no. It works out fine as-is and we use the hooks for scarves. It can fit earmuffs, gloves, mittens, hats, ski masks, etc into the pockets. We do let the gloves and hats dry before putting them away. Come springtime, I can put the organizer on the back of the door to the storage closet. So much better than bins of hats, gloves, mittens to dig through." —AMYR

    Get it on Amazon for $7.97.

    16. An valet hook that sits on top of your door and patiently holds onto any hangers you decide to set aside, because you're not about to dry clean everything after you wear it once, but you don't love the idea of hanging worn clothes back with all your clean ones, either.

    Amazon

    Or for anyone who takes the time and effort to plan their outfits for the week in advance — or even if you're just running out of space and want another spot to hang things.

    Promising review: "When your clothes closets are full, and guests come to stay, these over-the-door valet hooks are perfect for their clothes. Just leave guests a few hangers, and they will feel right at home! Fit perfectly over top of our bedroom door, closet door, and bi-fold doors. Nub on end is good for a damp bath towel as well. Good price. Give them a try. You won't be disappointed." —Katie R.

    Get it on Amazon for $6.99.

    17. Fabric bins in either patterned or solid colors to give your odds and ends a neat, decorative home on your shelf.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I've owned these now for about eight months and haven't had a single problem! I wanted just plain bins for cube organizer and couldn't find any that weren't overpriced until I found these. I was a little nervous about how the quality would be since I was paying so little but I'm pleasantly surprised! They have been filled with stuff, pulled on, and dropped and still look brand new. None of the straps have come loose or lost any threads. And the color is exactly as pictured. These storage bins hide any of your unwanted clutter without a problem and keep our room looking tidy. Highly recommend." —Heather and Ryne Griffith

    Get the patterned bins for $9.47+ and the solid bins for $4.14+, both on Amazon.

    18. A hanging purse organizer because you'll actually remember to carry your favorite bags if you can see 'em all every day.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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 eight. 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 on Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A double-hang closet rod that will multiply your hanging space in an instant without requiring a single ounce of effort on your part.

    Target

    Promising review: "This was a great value for our baby's room. We had purchased an Umbra version of this in the past and, overall, we like this one better. The item is sturdy and substantial and was a really (REALLY) good price." —MNDad

    Get it at Target for $10.99.

    20. A two-sided jewelry organizer — it slides onto a hanger so you have all the makings of the perfect outfit in once easy place.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I needed something that would save me space, but where I could still see all of my jewelry. These things are extremely durable. I bought two of them, and have probably 50 or so necklaces on one side and maybe 30 pairs of earrings on the other side. There is not a single tear in it. In the other one I keep nail polish. It is very convenient because you can see all the colors and it does not take up that much space. The only piece of advice I have is to make sure it's on a very durable hanger. If not, and you store heavy things in it, the hanger may break and ruin your stuff. But at least the organizer will remain intact!" —Nellie F.

    Get it on Amazon for $7.49+ (also available in black).

    21. A protective garment bag to make sure your nicest pieces (like your $$$ winter coats) *stay* nice and don't get dusty, even when you don't wear them for a while.

    amazon.com

    Multiple reviewers also love it for protecting their suits and other nice clothes while they travel.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a way to store my maxi dresses in the closet. Knowing that it was 60 inches, I expected this to be long, but 60 inches is much longer in person than I was ready for! What I really love about this garment bag is the five-inch width. Usually I only store one garment per bag, but I was able to fit seven hangers' worth of dresses in one bag without any stretching using the slim velvet, non-slip hangers. Super impressed by the quality of this bag. The design is also very thoughtful where there's a handle on the bottom of the bag, making it really easy to carry (when folded in half)." —Kat

    Get it on Amazon for $8.99.

    Now that we've all transformed our closets, anyone have ideas about how to solve this problem?

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