Use these easy closet organization ideas to clean that messy closet.
Does it take hours of digging to find your favorite shirt? Are your clothes often wrinkled and your socks mismatched? When it comes to getting organized, the closet is a great place to start. You’d be surprised at how much you can actually fit in a standard size closet by just moving some things around and getting rid of excess junk. Follow these five easy closet organization ideas from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
5 Easy Closet Organization Ideas
1. Make sorted piles – Sort through your entire closet and make a pile of things you don’t want anymore. Add them to the rummage sale pile, donate them to a second hand thrift shop or store them in the attic. Be sure to keep all of the hangers you’ve accumulated while getting rid of your old clothes – you’ll need them later.
2. Organize your clothes – Now it’s time to organize the clothes that hang on your closet rod. There are a number of ways to organize your clothes. You can sort them by type: polo shirts, button-ups, jackets and pants. You can sort them by size: small, medium, large, etc. Organizing by color is one of the best ways to keep your closet looking neat and tidy. After you’ve done this, look through your drawers and find anything that you can hang up with the extra hangers you accumulated following step one.
3. Use floor space wisely – Use a closet organizer and clear out the bottom of your closet so it can fit neatly under the hanging clothes. This is a great place for keeping your socks and underwear organized. You can even separate regular socks from dress socks. If you have an extra drawer available, consider keeping excess jewelry, watches and other accessories stored inside.
4. Use a storage rack for shoes – If you’re a shoe person, then skip step three and consider purchasing a storage rack. Storage racks are a great way to keep your shoes neatly organized. Use each level for a different type of shoe. For instance: dress shoes, tennis shoes, boots, sandals, etc.
5. Use closet door space for storage – Now that the core of your closet is looking great, you’ll need somewhere to hang things like belts and ties. Consider installing a utility hook on the back of the closet door. For a lighter load, a Command plastic hook with adhesive is an easy and affordable solution. These reusable hooks provide a strong hold without leaving any surface damage. For heavier loads, consider a stronger hook that can be screwed into the door. This is great for belts with heavy buckles, as it will hold a large amount of weight.
Now that you’ve finally organized your closet, feel the weight that has been lifted from your shoulders! Enjoy the extra time in your day and get to your destinations on time. Free yourself form the restrictions of a messy closet and enjoy some peace of mind. For more tips on getting organized, visit our Storage & Organization blog.