Are you feeling fed up with your closet? Is it hard for you to find articles of clothing or shoes and is everything getting crushed and wrinkled? I’m here to help folks.
If you’re about to undertake a closet makeover and you’ve done some research, then you’ve learned that there is a MULTITUDE of closet organization products. And I know it can get overwhelming, trying to decide what’s best for you. This post is dedicated to those who (like myself) are living with a bare bones closet that doesn’t have built in shelves or cabinets. It’s time for you to make your closet more functional and organized!
Here are my recommendations for turning a nightmare closet into the closet of your dreams:
1. Hanging Shelves – usually made from canvas, these products give you an instant way to store folded clothing in the closet. If you’ve run out of dresser space for sweaters and jeans, you don’t have to stuff them into the drawers. Hanging shelves maximize your closet’s potential, keep clothes in easy reach, and free up space in your drawers.
2. Shoe Rack – there are many schools of thought on how to best keep your shoes organized, and I would say it comes down to a case by case basis. But overall, I believe in the traditional floor shoe rack which goes along the bottom of your closet. There isn’t much else you can use that space for and without a shoe rack, your shoes will be in a messy pile. And we’re trying to fix that here!
3. Closet Doubling Rods – probably one of the most essential closet organizers! You can get an extra rod that hangs below the built in one, giving you twice the hanging space. Hang shorter items like blouses and sweaters here, and they won’t overlap. I have always trusted in this Double Hanging Closet Rod.
4. Tie/Belt Racks – undoubtedly, you are the owner of several ties, belts and scarves. Hang them up so they remain untangled and easy to access with something like this Accessory Rack.
5. Shelf Organizers – even a basic closet usually has a shelf running across the top, over the clothing rod. To make the best use of this space, purchase shelf baskets to line the top. I use mine for holding out of season clothing, bathing suits, hats and winter gloves, and more. Trust me, it will look so tidy and clean!
So if you’re feeling lost when it comes to closet organization, start with these five suggestions. Don’t overwhelm yourself with fancy systems for now, just stick with the basics and you will see a huge improvement!