The Best Closet Organizing Ideas to Make the Most of Even the Smallest Closet Spaces!

Friday Mar 18th, 2022


Whether your closet is small or a sprawling walk-in, chances are you probably feel like you don’t have enough space to keep everything you own orderly. But having an organized closet isn’t the insurmountable challenge it may appear to be—and, no, you don’t need to spend a fortune on a built-in system.

Invest in Matching Hangers

A set of matching hangers not only looks aesthetically pleasing but also ensures clothes sit nicely against one another, conserving precious space in your closet.

Allocate Hanging Space for Long and Short Items

Rather than fold dresses over on themselves plan for an array of differently sized hanging spaces. This way, everything stays neater, plus you'll have dedicated areas for all your different garments.

Label Everything

If you use bins or baskets to keep smaller items and accessories corralled, be sure to label everything clearly, so you know exactly where to find what you need.


Keep Seasonal Items Down Low

Fill baskets with seasonal items, like snow clothes or bathing suits. Then, as the seasons change, simply swap what baskets are on what shelves.


Color Coordinate

Have trouble spotting what you’re looking for? Arranging your clothes by color not only gives you a better starting point but can also help you pick the matching duds in a flash.

Use Clear Glass or Acrylic Shelves to Make It Easier to Spot Things

Clear glass or acrylic shelving and drawer fronts make it easier to identify exactly what’s in each storage space. It’s a particularly good option for accessories like jewelry, since you can quickly pick something that matches your outfit of the day.


Raise the Bar

Double your closet’s storage potential by raising the top clothing rod above standard height to free up usable space below. Need more hanging space? Raise your top clothing rod and install a second level in the open space.

Use a Lazy Susan

A lazy Susan can conserve precious shelf space by organizing beauty, grooming, or diapering products into one convenient location. Since it spins, you won’t have to go digging through your shelf to find exactly what you need.

Reorganize Seasonally

Another alternative to make more room in your closet area is completely removing non-seasonal clothing. It allows you to revisit your clothes every season and possibly get rid of or donate items you use less.

Put Jewelry on Display

Free up drawer space and keep jewels untangled by hanging your baubles from an organizer that can also double as art.

Add Wallpaper

Just because your closet is small doesn't mean it can’t be stylish. A fun wallpaper and whimsical light fixture can go a long way in brightening up a drab space to make getting dressed and putting clothes away, a more pleasant experience.

Add an Island

If you're lucky enough to have a particularly large walk-in closet, consider adding an island to the center of the space. This not only adds storage space in the form of shelves and drawers, but it also provides a surface to perch folded laundry.

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