Looking for easy closet organization ideas? I’m here to help. Here are some of my favorite simple organization ideas.
The closet is one of the most forgotten about spaces in the house, and it’s so easy to forget about. But the closet plays a huge role in life, as well as finding a place for everything and keeping everything in its place. Here are some easy closet organization ideas.
Ideas for fun when you miss your kids who just went back to college and you are full of broccoli and cucumbers and all your New Year’s resolutions:
1. Dress up in a velvet sweatsuit and re-watch an entire season of Gilmore Girls.
2. Cheer enthusiastically when you see the sun after all the cloudy days.
3. Make your 347th cup of sugar-free hot chocolate.
4. Play games and talk on the phone to your mother and make smoothies and think up ways to wear a banana clip and paint a dresser….
….and decide make-up is totally over-rated.
5. And when all else fails….
…organize your closet.
There’s something about an organized closet that makes the day a little brighter.
Here are seven easy closet organization ideas (including a GREAT space-saving tool I just used to organize my closet).
There are actually three closets in our bedroom.
Now don’t get too excited.
None of them would win a closet blue ribbon. Our house is 110 years old and the closets are so tiny I think they grew up in New York City.
There’s a closet off the bathroom that my husband uses and then there are two closets on this side of the room that are mine with these amazing doors we updated with trim and this simple DIY.
Last year we made over the bedroom and added cabinets along one wall to hold dresses and out-of-season clothes.
Closet Organizing Tip #1: Add space-saving hanger hooks
Here’s what the dress closet looked like this morning.
It was FULL.
With extra full on top.
I needed more space so I decided to try these.
You just hook one over the edge of the hanger.
Then you hang two hangers together.
They are kind of genius.
Here’s a before and after from today so you can see the difference.
I sorted out some of the dresses and hung the other dresses two together.
Look at ALL THAT SPACE.
closet organizing tip #2: velvet hangers
Here’s another space saver. If you’ve ever used velvet hangers before, you are nodding.
They are a game-changer. They are so narrow, so you can hang more clothes in a closet and maximize space.
But my best velvet hanger advice? They are not created all the same. I ordered some and they weren’t sturdy enough and broke easily (especially under the weight of heavy coat).
You also want hangers that have a pants hanger at the bottom so you can hang up an outfit or pants in addition to tops.
These are my favorite ones I’ve used. They come in a set of 50 and they are SO STURDY.
closet organizing tip #3: expandable drawer organizers
My challenge with this space is that I had these large drawers.
And large drawers?
They have a tendency to get jumbled.
They come in a set of four in different colors (I ordered them in white) and they stretch between the sides of the drawer and snap into place.
They really do stay in place and they create compartments for socks and pajamas and other items.
closet organizing tip #4: shoe organization
Here’s the overview of the other closet.
It’s super narrow and I knew I couldn’t add closet rods to both sides or I would end up like Lucy in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
I maximized the closet area by putting the majority of the closet organization on one side with floor-to-ceiling shoe racks like these. It freed up a lot of space and made the closet feel much more spacious and cleared out room in case I wanted to find that lamp-post in Narnia.
There are rows and rows and rows for heels and flats and tennis shoes.
In Imelda Marcos news?
They can hold up to 36 pairs of shoes.
And they’re full.
I also love these shoe storage containers and have them in another closet for scarves and socks and miscellaneous stuff.
They have doors that open and there’s so much affordable storage.
closet organizing tip #5: add storage boxes
I cannot tell you how much I love these organizers.
They look like Grace Kelly on Oscar night.
Every little cubby has a purpose.
closet organizing tip #6: jewelry organization
I love these plastic dividers.
I have everything grouped in different sections of the drawer. You can arrange them to fit any jewelry (or anything else you need to organize).
For example, these are my cheer earrings. Perfect for a Friday night football game.
Closet Organizing Tip #7: Jewelry organizers
The smaller bracelets, rings, and earrings are stored in the pull-out drawer at the top of the drawers in the closet.
It’s lined with velvet and has sections for jewelry.
If you don’t have space for a drawer like this you can always use stackable jewelry organizers like these.
And can you see my sewing machine tucked away at the bottom of the top section?
A sewing machine.
Just sitting there.
I never dreamed that I’d have a closet so organized that I’d have a place for my sewing machine….
…..maybe now there’s space for all that unused make-up. 🙂
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