Closets are often the most cluttered and unorganized parts of our homes. When it comes to organizing your closet, can often feel like an overwhelming task. It’s not just about finding a place for everything; it’s also about finding the best solutions for your lifestyle. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to organize your closet, from small changes like adding drawer dividers and hangers to large-scale renovations that create more space in your closet. Here are some of the best closet solutions to get you started on the path to an organized and efficient closet.
One of the most effective ways to organize your closets is by grouping items by type or color. For example, all shirts should go together, as well as pants, skirts, dresses, etc. This will make it easier to find what you need without digging through everything inside your closet.
Another great way to maximize space in your closet is by installing shelf dividers. These will help create designated areas on shelves where you can store folded clothes or other items like accessories and shoes. Shelf dividers also make it easier to keep items separated and organized. If you have an especially deep closet shelf, you may even consider adding two rows of dividers so you can store more items at once!
Utilize Hanging Storage Solutions
Hanging storage solutions are great for using vertical space in your closets. You can hang everything from purses and scarves to hats and jewelry—plus anything else that needs organizing! Hang one storage solution near the top of your closet door or wall, so all these items are easily accessible when needed. This will also free up valuable real estate inside your closet itself so you can fit more clothing and other essentials inside without feeling cramped or overwhelmed by clutter!
Hangers Strategic Placement
A great way to maximize space in any closet is by strategically using hangers. Think beyond basic wire hangers. There are so many different types of hangers out there that can help streamline your wardrobe and make it easier to find what you need. Investing in velvet or felt hangers keeps clothes from slipping off while using slimline hangers will prevent bulky clothes from taking up too much room. You can also use cascading hangers which allow you to hang multiple items on one hook, freeing up extra space in your closet.
Invest in Drawer Dividers
Drawer dividers are a great way to keep small items organized and easy to find when you need them. These dividers come in all shapes and sizes so you can find ones that fit perfectly into drawers or shelves of any size. They’re perfect for organizing scarves, socks, underwear, ties, hats, gloves, makeup—the list goes on! If you don't want to invest in drawer dividers right away, you can always DIY them with cardboard boxes or old shoe boxes as well!
Create More Space
No matter how much storage space you have in your current closet setup, more can be done if necessary! Consider installing a brand new closet which can be as simple as something floating that has the right layout and organization features from the beginning to something more elaborate with glass doors to store purses and valuables and all the bells and whistles you need to make your closet your new fave spot in your house! I can tell you from personal experience -there is nothing better than an organized, new closet that is made to order for your style and use. My husband and I invested in our first ever custom closet in the house we just bought and everyday we are so grateful and thankful for it! We came from the old school sliding door closet with 1 rod and shelf for each of us, so I can't tell you how much we love our new closet enough!!
Having an organized closet doesn't have to be complicated! So get started today with these smart organizing ideas! You'll be glad that you did!!
At the Lifestyle Lab we offer Closet Organization with our professional closet organizer that will come in and help you sort, purge, donate or keep plus give you a list of shopping items that they recommend you should have to keep your closet organized. Looking to completely re-do your closet, then checkout our closet page for door styles and colors or come in and we can show you all the features, accessories and colors and styles in person. We love a great closet and you will too!
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