Most people live in homes that are spacious, in nice neighborhoods, and within walking distance of local stores. But one area of the home that never quite seems to satisfy is the closet. It’s just never big enough.
The issue here isn’t usually the physical size of the closet. You could dedicate an entire room to clothes. Instead, it’s the level of organization that’s gone into it. That’s where the real problem lies.
In this post, we take a look at some tips for organizing your closet so you can feel happier about your home. Here’s what you need to do.
Use A Closet Organizer
If you’re struggling to find space in your closet, you’re not alone. It’s something that millions of people struggle with on a daily basis. In fact, you’re unusual if you don’t have trouble with it.
Because of this, there’s a huge market for closet organizers. Inventors and clothing brands are constantly trying to develop new designs that improve your use of the space.
Don’t worry: there are plenty of closet organization options out there, each of which is slightly different depending on the type of closet you have.
Add Hooks For Hanging Bags
Bags take up a lot of space in closets, and most just wind up in a pile on the floor with all your shoes. After a busy week, the whole area is a complete mess.
These days, though, you can get tiered hooks for bags that display them in an attractive way. You just hang your bags by their long straps and they should all line up neatly. The great thing about these hooks is that you can install them on the back of closet doors. This way, you have more space for all the things you need.
Use All The Space On Your Shoe Shelf
Like bags, shoes can also take up a lot of space, particularly if you arrange them with the toes facing forwards. The wide part of the shoes at the heel knocks into each other, making them take up more room.
To correct this, place shoes toe-to-heel. That is, the left shoe should face forward, and the right shoe should face backward. You’ll notice that when you do this, you have significantly more space. You can fit additional pairs of shoes without having to allocate another shelf or just leave them in a pile on the floor.
Get Used To Wardrobe Rotation
You know that there are clothes in your closet you haven’t worn for years. Yet you keep them in there because you want to convince yourself that there really are opportunities to wear them lying just around the corner. I know I'm guilty of this myself..
If you’re low on space, the trick here is to rotate your clothing appropriately. If it’s summer, don’t keep all your winter clothing on standby, just in case. Instead, wrap it in vacuum packs, suck all the air out, and then leave it in your attic until winter comes around. Then spend a morning later on in the year rotating all your clothes again so you’re ready for the new season.
Get An Over-The-Door Pocket Organizer
Blouses, pants, and tees rarely make your closet cluttered. It’s easy to arrange them on hangers on the rail. But smaller items, like socks, clutches, and shoes are a nightmare to arrange. They tend to clutter the entire space, and it’s not always clear how to solve this problem.
Fortunately, there’s a way: the back-of-door pocket organizer. These are just sheets with multiple pouches for putting all your items. All you need to do is label them so you know where to look for your accessories. It couldn’t be simpler.
Install A Second Closet Rod
Most closets insist on having just one rod to hang clothes. But when you think about it, this doesn’t make a lot of sense. Usually, there’s a big void in the middle of the closet that isn’t storing any clothes at all.
If you’re buying bulky sweaters from brands like The Iconic, having a second rod can really come in handy. Rather than stuffing wooly outerwear in drawers or trying to fit in on the regular rail, you can put them on the second and improve your experience tremendously.
In summary, organizing your closet isn’t as difficult as many people imagine. While it takes a little forethought, most people can eke out enough space for all their apparel. If you’re still struggling after implementing all these hacks, you may genuinely need a bigger closet for all your stuff.
I'd love to hear YOUR closet organization hacks that you use. Feel free to share them in the comment section below.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.