17 Ways to organize your closet today!

The key to a well maintained closet is three fold. It involves inventory, sorting and organization. What tackling the task of Organizing/ de-cluttering your closet, begin by Taking stock of what’s currently in your closet. 

17 Ways to organize your closet today!

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You need to know what you own. Conduct and inventory of everything you want to store in an organized fashion.

This makes the task of sorting and grouping things easier. The next step is to usually sort your possessions into various groups. This step should also include getting rid of the things that you don’t require. Eliminate items that don’t belong in that particular closet. Separate clothing that needs repairs or alterations – missing buttons, stuck zippers, etc, this way each item in your closet fits and is ready to be worn. Remove unwanted items. This might be the most difficult part of the closet planning process. It helps to establish some basic rules up front, like anything with holes or pairs of shoes or socks missing their partner must go.

Moving on to the Organization of this project, here are some tips that you can follow to keep you closet organized:



17 Ways to organize your closet today!

  • Sort your clothes into sections like jeans, t shirts, tops, dresses, etc.
  • To create more hanging space in your closet switch to thin hangers and hooks. It really does make a difference. You are able to get in more clothes on the same rack.
  • Woolen/ knitted items should be folded and not hung as hangers create indents in the fabric. They also occupy a lot of space in the rack so folding them and putting them in piles also helps in creating more space in your closet.
  • If you use drawers to store your clothes, get in the habit of stacking your clothes vertically instead of horizontally. While being an efficient way of storing clothes, it also provides you with a bird’s eye view of everything in your drawer. You can choose what you want to wear and avoid repetitions.
  • If you have open shelves then depend upon dividers. Making huge piles of clothes is not a good idea as it creates a possibility of the pile tumbling down.
  • To create more hanging space in your closet switch to thin hangers and hooks. It really does make a difference. You are able to get in more clothes on the same rack.




  • It is always better to store your handbags in a manner that there is an ease of access. Store them in organizers that can be hung anywhere.
  • Book shelves that are small in size can be great for storing boots and heels.
  •  Some people love keeping their original shoe boxes, but this violates tip 3.
  • Stuff bags with tissue to keep their shape. When using a bag, leave tissue as holding space.
  • Sit them on a shelf rather than hanging them to prevent handles from stretching out.

Shoes and Miscellaneous Accessories

17 Ways to organize your closet today!

  • An effective way to organize your shoes is to store them in a slanting position. This can be easily achieved by setting up two planks of different heights. The heel part of your shoe goes on the taller plank while the toe part goes on the shorter one. This creates a slanting display of the shoes. This display helps you see all your choices without you having to hunt down each pair of shoes you own.
  • Another important thing to remember when storing shoes is that they must be stuffed before they are stored. This helps in maintaining the shape of the shoes.
  • Create a space for a soft board. This should be done while optimizing space. So the soft board can be mounted inside a closet or behind a door. You can store and display a lot of your accessories with this method.
  • Instead of storing your favorite belts in a drawer, mount hooks in your closet to hang them on. A lot of space can be optimized by this method. You can mount the hooks anywhere. This is an extremely convenient method of storing belts in a manner that you can reach them when you want with ease.
  • Use trays or other miscellaneous containers to organize necklaces, bracelets, earrings and other jewelry.
  • Drape wide scarves over hangers and pull small silk ones through the holes. You can store a lot of scarves in one hanger without it taking up a lot of hanging space. However, it can only be done for scarves that don’t crease, otherwise you will be creating a bigger mess than the beginning.


While you are busy organizing your closet, remember to clean the closet itself. While you might think an empty closet is “clean”, it would be appropriate to wipe down the closet walls and vacuum or mop the closet floor. Once items are removed, you will probably find stray clothing tags, store receipts or dust. It is essential to clean your closet as a part of your organization project. Your possessions deserve to to be stored in pristine places in order to remain pristine.



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