We’ve all seen those Pinterest-worthy images of neatly organized closets with racks upon racks of crisp, clean shirts and folded sweaters, all properly arranged by color or item. Meanwhile, our own closets appear much less impressive, with piles of mismatched clothes that make it tough to sort through. Fear not—you can make your closet dreams a reality by using these must-have closet organizers to properly store your clothes.
Hanging closet organizer
Use the extra vertical space in your closet and maximize the storage potential by hanging a closet organizer made of sturdy cotton or canvas. The organizer’s compartments create more shelving in your closet; they’re ideal for storing shoes and folded T-shirts, sweaters and pants.
A sneaky and smart way to store your clothes, the storage ottoman is not only functional but also super stylish when placed at the foot of your bed. You can use it for extra linens or next season’s clothing—with the latter safely tucked away, you won’t have to worry about preparing new seasonally appropriate outfits once the weather changes.
Keep your drawers neat and tidy by using drawer organizers to compartmentalize small folded items like socks, bras and underwear. The KonMari folding technique will help you take greater advantage of the limited space.
It can get pretty annoying when you’re rummaging through your closet for your favorite scarf or belt, only to come up empty. Use an accessories hanger, which has hooks or loops, to weave your scarves, belts and ties through. For jewelry, an accessories hanger with clear pockets will make it easy for you to store and see all your bracelets, necklaces, earrings or watches.
Clear modular storage bins
If you have extra overhead shelving in your closet, clear modular storage bins are a great way to store and display hats, handbags or special occasion shoes. They can be stacked and fitted together in different permutations, making them a versatile organization method for your items.
Keep your everyday shoes tidy by stacking them on a shoe rack inside your closet. If closet space is limited, consider an over-the-door hanging shoe rack, which fits over your closet door with individual compartments large enough to store all the shoes in your prized collection.
Collapsible laundry basket
Savvy closet organization involves making a clear distinction between clean and dirty clothes. A collapsible laundry basket can be quickly folded and tucked inside a closet when not in use. What’s even better is a laundry basket with divided compartments that you can use to sort light and dark laundry items. Maximize the storage capabilities in your closet by using these closet organization must-haves. Your clothes will be neatly stored and most importantly, easy to find so you can put together a stylish outfit without having to dig for your favorite jacket or scarf.
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