One of the most popular new year’s resolutions is to finally get your home organized. That can certainly be a worthy goal, especially if your messiness had turned into a… situation. And one of the places that usually needs some TLC is the closet. Too often, it’s easy to throw things haphazardly into the closet, feeling like because you put things behind those doors you actually managed to clean a room. Luckily, there are several easy ways to get those piles of clothing into a working system that’s easy to browse on short notice. So below are some clothing organization ideas for finally getting that organized closet space.
One increasingly popular clothing organization idea is to go for standalone racks. These are especially popular in small spaces, where designers are even using fully stocked clothing racks as room dividers.
A clothing rack can also be a good way to hang formalwear you don’t want to get wrinkled when jamming it in with other clothing, as the photo above shows. Or you can place a clothing rack at the side of a bedroom and use that to plan and hang your next day’s outfit. A rolling rack can also add additional storage to larger walk-in closets. Stand-alone clothing racks are highly versatile.
Another idea is to opt for drawer dividers, like in the photo above. You can see how well a system like this works for belts. You can place just about anything in these drawers: rolled-up socks, smaller shoes or hair accessories, as some examples. With larger drawer dividers, you could even place folded pants or shirts in them.
Products like this are easy to find, too. And they’re even easier to place in the drawer. An example is this expandable drawer divider from The Container Store. A design like this can fit almost any drawer and allow you to have just the right amount of space.
Clothing Organization Using a Cubby System
Another clothing organization idea is to go for a cubby system in the closet. The photo above shows how well a cubby system can work for all items. Cubby systems like this can be a good solution for storing boxes, adding drawers, having added shelving and even hanging clothing.
This is actually part of a customized closet system. If you want to be serious about getting your closet in order, you may want to look into having a custom-built closet organization system. A variety of carpenters and handymen specialize in making these types of closets for people.
Another popular clothing organization idea is to opt for basket storage, as you can see in the photo above. Baskets are a great option because they fit right on a shelf. However, the sides of the basket give a sleek, uniform look to the space, rather than just having things heaped on the shelf itself.
Baskets can also add a certain design element to a space. Wicker baskets can work in more traditional or rustic homes. Neutral cloth baskets fit into any space. Or you could go for brightly colored baskets as an added accent color to the space.
An organized clothing area wouldn’t be complete without having all those shoes in order. The photo above shows how well some wide shelving can work for organizing shoes. You can place your shows right on the open shelves and remember what types you actually own with a single glance. (Because let’s be honest, we all have a shoe style we forgot we owned until we pulled them up from under the bed.)
It’s also a good way to organize your shoes by style, like formal, boots, sandals and running shoes, for instance. That makes picking a pair to go with an outfit or activity all that much easier.
Could your closet benefit from any of these organization tips? Do you have any other New Year’s organization resolutions? Let us know in the comments!