Closets are one of those areas of a home that can quickly become a chaotic mess. Thanks to their doors, it’s easy to shove things away, shut the door, and forget about the mess that’s in there. Since closets are a hidden space, they’re not one that I’ve historically done anything with but enough is enough. I finally took the time to get them all organized and it feels SO good. If this is a task you’ve been putting off (like me!), I’m here to help! This post has been a long time coming and I’m excited to finally be sharing my tips on how to keep your closet organized.
How to Keep Your Closet Organized
Learn to Let Go
When it comes to organizing, you’re bound to get rid of things, and being able to let them go is key. It can be hard but getting rid of clutter will free up space in your closet for the important items. A rule of thumb that I like to follow is that if you have’t worn it in the last 6-12 months (but it’s not seasonal) and it’s a piece that is not a closet staple or something that has meaning, I donate it. Getting used to doing this took some time, but I am so much better about parting with items.
Get Creative with Your Space
I know that built-in closets that look like they’re from a magazine are the dream, but that doesn’t mean they’re in the budget. Instead, take into consideration what you currently have, the space you have to work in, and what you’ll need to create a space that works for you. Get creative! You could do the Ikea Pax System on one wall with open shelving on another. Definitely do some searches on Pinterest to help you dream up your new closet space.
Bring in Reinforcements
There’s only so much you can do with a barebones closet, even if you do have a built in system. To really get your closet organized and to give your items a home, consider bringing in these reinforcements!
While these aren’t necessary for keeping your closet organized, they do save you space and keep your garments looking their best.
I love these storage bins for not only keeping clothing organized, but also any larger bags and accessories. Being able to see through the front makes it so much easier to find what you’re looking for, too!
These are the best drawer dividers, especially for smaller items like undergarments and socks! They also come in a variety of colors.
Clothes Hanger Connector
The best gadgets for maximizing closet space, especially in smaller closets! If you have a taller space, you can add even more hooks.
Foldable Shoe Boxes
I love that these shoe boxes are clear so I can see what’s in them and that they can fold up. When I’m not using them, they’re so easy to store.
Bedding Storage Container
These containers were an absolute game changer for us! While we do have a linen closet, I like to keep an extra pair or two of sheets in our primary bedroom closet for easy access.
If you don’t have a great storage solution for your purses, these purse hangers are a great option! Simply put your purses straps over the hanger and hang in your closet with your clothing.
Acrylic Shelf Dividers
I love these shelf dividers for any open shelving we have. They allow me to keep different clothing types and piles organized, things don’t fall over, and they are barely noticeable.