Take Back Control With These Easy Closet Organizer Ideas
It’s hard to believe that autumn is only weeks away. And you know what that means – winter isn’t far behind. If you were a little lax with your spring cleaning this year, you might be dreading the thought of having to cram things into your closet when the season changes again this year.
Luckily, there are a few simple, affordable things you can do to break the cycle of living with a disorganized, overflowing closet that you have to throw your body against the door of just to get it to close. Although you may think purging is the answer, getting rid of the clothes you haven’t worn in a while isn’t enough to break the cycle of disarray. It won’t matter how many pieces of clothes you get rid of if you don’t execute a plan to have a functional, easy-to-close closet.
Start with Your Hangers
You might not think much about them, but a well-organized closet starts with your hangers. If you’re using plastic hangers, you’re wasting valuable space you could use to hang additional clothes. If you’re using those flimsy wire hangers from the dry cleaners, it’s likely you’re picking your clothes up off the floor more often than you’re removing them from hangers.
Velvet covered hangers take up less space than their plastic brethren and they’re more reliable when it comes to your clothes actually staying on them than wire hangers. Velvet flocked hangers are readily available at a variety of retailers, such as Amazon and Bed Bath & Beyond. These hangers are perfect for light jackets, dresses, dress shirts and blouses.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could hang multiple items on just one hanger? Well, you can with tiered hangers. With tiered hangers, you can hang up to four pairs of pants or four skirts on the same hanger. Be sure your tiered hangers have springy metal clips to ensure they’re able to hold onto your clothing…literally.
Using a scarf hanger for your scarves, ties and belts is a great way to keep these accessories organized and within easy reach. A scarf hanger will prevent your accessories from ending up in a tangled mess in the corner of your closet or a dresser drawer.
Use Your Closet Door
If you’re not already using your closet door for storage, you’re missing out on some valuable, space-saving real estate. You can hang a shoe bag on the inside of your closet door to store your footwear. Alternatively, you can install hooks where you can hang the handbags and jackets you use most often.
If your clothes don’t reach the floor when they’re hung, don’t overlook the space that’s between them and the floor because you can use that space to store more items. Clear, plastic drawers are wonderful for storing out of season items because you’ll be able to see them rather than having to search for them when you want to use them again.
Cotton storage baskets are a great place to store informal pieces of clothing, such as t-shirts and your workout clothes. Wire baskets are ideal for storing things like your towels, bed sheets and throw blankets.
Upgrade Your Bedroom Furniture
One way you can keep your closet organized is by purchasing a bedroom furniture set that has ample storage so you can store some of your clothing in a dresser instead of your closet. To find an affordable bedroom set with plenty of storage visit our website and upgrade your space for less!