Staying organized can be a struggle. I’m extremely organized at work, but in my home life, not so much. I’m not sure why there is such a difference, but I will say I’m doing my best to change that and do better in my personal organization. My first step: my closet.
I am huge into fashion, and with that comes an overstuffed closet with too many clothes, and of course, I can’t get rid of everything because, what if I need to wear it 5 years from now?? I know, I have a problem, I’m working on it. But, for now, I have found some awesome tips and tricks to help with organizing my closet, on a budget.
- Use slim velvet hangers. I used to just use whatever hangers the clothing came with, or whatever I had in my closet. I had a great variety of plastic, wire, those clear metal, so on, and so on. No organization, and some of them took up so much space. A great trick is to swap out with the velvet hangers. Not only are they great because nothing is going to slip off them, which was a problem I was struggling with before. The second great part about them is that they are so slim, they take up half the space of some of those other bulkier hangers. Now, my closet was completely overstuffed before, but now I can actually shift my clothes around and see what else there is for me to wear. I got mine at TJ Maxx for about $10 for a 25 pack, so it isn’t too bad at all. You can also color-coordinate, so mine are black and pink.
- Hang tank tops on shower curtain hooks. No, I’m not kidding. You can put them on a hanger in your closet, or you can buy an over the door closet hanging bar that you can then easily slip the hooks onto. From there, simply load up about 4-5 tanks per hook, and voila, instant space! Get the hanging bar from Bed Bath & Beyond and the shower curtain hooks from the dollar store.
- Use a shoe organizer on the other door. I personally have an extremely small, cramped closet, so I don’t have a lot of spare room for my shoes. My solution: hang them on the door. I can fit two sandals per slot in each one, ensuring that I have plenty of room for all of my shoes. The downside is it doesn’t work too well for boots, but with everything else on the door, you have enough space on the ground. TJ Maxx or Walmart have these, and they’re pretty affordable.
- Put a small storage container in the closet on the side. I don’t mean anything giant, just a three drawer one you get from Walmart or Target. I put my jeans, leggings, cardigans, and long sleeve shirts in mine, and it frees up a ton of storage space that I would otherwise be lacking. Plus, it’s in the side of the closet, so it doesn’t take up space that my boots could be living in.
- Get a scarf hanger. I personally love scarves, but it’s not always the easiest to store them. With a scarf hanger, I can fit my probably too large (especially for Florida) collection of scarves all in one spot and they hang nicely in my closet using the space of one hanger. I found mine at Bed Bath & Beyond, but I’ve seen them at Ross and TJ Maxx as well, and I’m sure you could find one at Walmart or Target.
Everything I’ve suggested will not only help you get some necessary space in your closet, but nothing is too expensive. I’m always looking for the best deals, especially when it comes to something like organizing my closet. As certain fashionistas say, I like my money where I can see it, hanging in my closet. Now, with these tips and tricks, I actually can see everything in my closet!