The closet is one of those annoyingly untidy spots in the house. With these tips, you can get your closets in order in no time.
The satisfaction of a freshly cleaned and well-organized closet is unparalleled.
And who among us doesn’t long for an orderly wardrobe? Not me!
A well-organized closet can do double duty by providing space for new footwear and garments and streamlining your morning ritual. To put it another way, that’s basically everyone’s “closet wish.”
Many people, like myself, have wished they had some secrets for getting their closet in tip-top form. That is not the case, however.
Do you still daydream of having a super cool closet setup? Take a look at these fantastic suggestions for inspiration.
1. A Space-Saving Method of Storing Sweaters
Some time ago I shared with you how I prefer to hang my sweaters. It’s an easy fix for the problems of stretching and “shoulder bumps.” (Here’s the link to a detailed explanation of my technique for folding sweaters.)
However, it has been noted by many that this method of sweater storage does tend to take up more space, as each sweater is thicker in your wardrobe than if it were hanging up normally. And if you don’t have a lot of closet space, to begin with, that’s a major issue!
Putting my mind to the task, I devised a simple solution that I immediately put into practice: I installed a second closet rod in my own closet. It’s easy to install since it merely requires hooking onto your existing closet rod to provide you with a second, lower rod. If you have one of these in your closet, you won’t have to worry about where to put all of your neatly folded sweaters.
2. A Place To Stow Away Shoes And Other Items
An over-the-door pocket organizer is a great solution for storing and organizing shoes, socks, purses, and other small items that you frequently use but have problems finding. They’re a cheap option for maximizing your existing closet space. Also, you can stop worrying about crowding your closet rod because they hang on the back of your closet door. (More storage space for my wardrobe is always a plus!) 😉
3. Alternate The Clothes You Wear Every Few Months.
To make the most of my limited closet space, I switch out my garments according to the seasons. When the weather begins to warm up in the spring, I pack away my bulky jackets, winter boots, and other outerwear in a few plastic tote bins.
Then I switch them out for my summer wardrobe, which includes dresses, sandals, and slacks. In addition to the saving room, I can get rid of the things I haven’t worn in a while by rotating them twice a year, in the spring and fall.
4. Make Use Of Hooks To Hang Purses
Want a convenient place to store your purses, belts, and other items of clothing? A simple S-hook might do the trick! The hooks are simple to “install” and may be found for a low price and in a wide variety of locations. (They’re also useful for hanging denim jackets and pants. Wrap the belt around the hook and slide the belt loops over it.
5. An Answer To The Problem Of Scarves
Scarves can be a real pain to organize when it comes to closet space. Hanging a few shower curtain rings or curtain clips from the bottom of a hanger is one of the better methods I’ve found.
Easy to use; just loop your scarves through the rings and hang them up! You can now see each of your scarves without them being tangled up or wrinkled.
6. Homemade Trouser Hooks
Clipped hangers, while convenient for hanging pants and skirts, can run a bit more. Fortunately, there are several easy options for affixing clips to your current hangers.
A simple solution is to use clothespins, which are most effective with thinner wire hangers but can also be used with thicker plastic ones. Folding your pants or skirt in half will make the material thick enough for the clothespin to hold onto.
7. Organize More Shoes On A Shelving Unit
To save space in your closet, store your shoes so that the toes point inwards on the left and outwards on the right. In this manner, the shoes will be more secure when stacked, and you may even be able to store an extra pair on the shelf!
8. Adopt A Clever Closet Organizer
I discovered many neat closet organizers while surfing the Internet for information on this topic. I didn’t think I needed to buy them all for my closet study, but I thought I’d show them off anyway.
You might find the answer to your closet problem among these ingenious items if you haven’t already.