84% of people recently surveyed said that their home organisation was a source of stress in their life. And one of the biggest culprits is the closet.
It’s where we keep a majority of our possessions and it’s always in a state of disaster. And statistically speaking, if you haven’t been stressed out about keeping your home or closet clean, it’s going to happen soon!
You may have even tried to organise it only for it to fall into disarray a few weeks later. So what can you do to help it and keep it tidy for good?
Read on for our guide to the 7 closet organisation ideas you can count on to get your space clean and staying that way!
1. Stock Your Closet Seasonally
If you live in a place that has more than one season then you likely have two wardrobes, your summer and your winter clothes and some that work for both.
You can save space by packing away the clothes that are only used for a specific season. Use vacuum pack bags or storage boxes that can fit easily under your bed, and at the beginning of each season switch, wash, and organise your clothes.
By stocking your closet seasonally you’ll have more space in your closet and fewer clothes to worry about!
2. Invest in the Proper Hangers
This is one of the basics of closet organisation!
Clear out the collection of random hangers in your closet and upgrade to something more uniform and smarter!
Using velvet hangers is a great way to save space because they’re so thin. But they’re also strong and the velvet fabric keeps your clothes from slipping off all the time.
Besides being a better use of space, you won’t have to worry about constantly re-hanging all your clothes that have fallen to the bottom of your closet!
3. Get Your Shoes Together!
It’s time to get those shoes out of a pile next to your door or on the closet floor.
An inexpensive way to declutter your shoes and clear up floor space is using a shoe hanger.
It hangs easily on the inside of a door and has a series of compartments for you to place your shoes in.
Not only is this a great way to get your shoes off the floor, but it also makes them easier to see so your more likely to use all the pairs you have.
4. Save Yourself Some Laundry Time
If laundry is your downfall then pay attention! Get rid of that clothes hamper you’ve had since university and replace it with three smaller hampers.
Use a label maker to identify each one with either “whites”, “darks”, or “colors”. Then place them in your closet.
When it’s time for soiled clothes to go in the hamper, sort them into their appropriate place, then instead of the dreaded sorting that takes place each laundry day, you’ll have pre-sorted laundry.
Not only will this save you time when you need to do the laundry, but you can do a load of laundry a day instead of all together.
Pro Tip: If you have a lot of “hand wash” or “dry clean only” apparel, then make a hamper for those items as well. That way you make sure that those items don’t get occasionally mixed in with the rest.
5. One of the Best Closet Organisation Ideas? Baskets!
If you’ve got open shelving in your closet then you know the struggle of keeping things in place and looking well kept.
Investing in baskets will not only improve the overall look of your closet, but it’ll help you keep things in their place.
Baskets are a great way to store accessory items that you need quick and easy access to like gloves, scarves, sunglasses, etc.
With baskets, you get all the perks of built-in drawers but without the high price tag.
6. Relocate Your Dresser
If you’re one of the lucky ones, and you’ve got a walk-in closet, then consider moving your dresser into it.
Not only will that free up space in your bedroom, but it keeps all of your clothes and accessories at arm’s length at a tidy station when it’s time to get ready.
Having the dresser in your closet will reduce the risk of a mess getting out of the closet (where it belongs) and into the bedroom.
7. Declutter Regularly
Whether it’s once a year or when you change wardrobes for the season, take some time to evaluate your clothing and tidy the closet.
Sometimes it can be hard to get rid of clothes. Ask yourselves these questions to help yourself decide what should stay and what could go:
- Is this worn beyond repair?
- Does it need any mending that I’m willing to do/pay for?
- Have I worn this more than once in the last year?
- Do I feel comfortable and myself when I wear it?
If you answer “no” to any of those questions, then say goodbye. It’s a great way to clear up space in your closet and minimise stress in your life.
If you’re the type of person who has a difficult time throwing things away, it might be time for a perspective change. We recommend this book to those who have a difficult time letting go of “stuff”.
Pro Tip: Almost all clothing can be recycled or repurposed. If your clothes are in good condition, consider donating them to a local thrift store with a cause. If they have damage beyond repair some stores have fabric repurposing programs that will recycle old clothes into new ones.
You don’t have to do all of this at once! Choose one of these closet organisation ideas and start with that.
If it works and helps try another one next month and so on! Remember that it’s all about small steps that will make your life easier.
And don’t be afraid to reach out to the pros if you need some help keeping your home clean! There’s no shame in having help if it means an organised home and life.