Say goodbye to falling sweaters, tripping over shoes, and being late for work because you couldn't find just the right shirt. We share easy ways to organize your closet.
Let's start with lighting. Because if you can't see your clothes, it doesn't matter how organized you are, right? A statement light or chandelier is a must for a movie star-style walk-in closet. But if yours is a bit smaller, try a flush-mount ceiling light.
This mini chandelier adds drama. Its small scale means it will work in most closets.
Organize clothing by type and color. Group shirts, skirts, pants, dresses, and jackets together and sort by color. This makes it easy to find items in a pinch.
Use a single color and style of hanger for a clean, uniform look.
If your closet has one high-hanging rod, add another rod below it to double your closet size.
These slim, velvet hangers increase the amount of clothing you can hang. They also prevent lighter items from slipping off.
Tip! Prefer to keep the original boxes? Take pictures of the shoes inside and tape the pictures to the front of the box for easy identification.
If you're a heels kind of lady, install picture railing or towel bars along a blank wall and hang the shoes up. Show off those stilettoes, baby!
Boxes, Bins, and Baskets, Oh My!
Store the items you use most frequently in plain sight, the more infrequently used items below, and items used the least often up high. Bins, baskets, and boxes allow for easy storage of off-season items, such as scarves, gloves, hats, and swimsuits.
Use specialized hangers and drawer organizers for ties, scarves, belts, socks, and delicates. Small items like these can create clutter in even the most organized of closets—rein them in to stay mess free.